Since 2016, delaware has used the DEL20 ecosystem to support dozens of companies as they experiment with innovative ideas. By offering its expertise (the equivalent of 25 days of free consultancy per experiment) and by facilitating access to cutting-edge technologies, each year delaware helps some of its customers and prospective customers to truly test their innovative concepts.
This year, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics were particularly well represented among the eight innovation experiences. Regardless of the technology they were exploring, all the participants appreciated the opportunity to lift their noses from the grindstone for a while and meet with like-minded innovators.
“DEL20 is a unique opportunity to experiment with new processes, without necessarily being linked to a client’s environment but rather by being connected to a strategic objective of the group. It also provides access to the expertise of data scientists as much as to an infrastructure. Finally, it’s a source of inspiration to be around other innovative projects,” says Christoph Koch, marketing manager at Magotteaux.
“What I especially appreciate at DEL20 is that the ideas really come from the supported company. delaware doesn’t impose a preference or a technology. Instead, they help us put our idea into practice, in particular using their integration expertise. delaware knows our existing systems and this helps us when it comes to making choices,” says Ruben Devos, innovation manager at Agristo.
“This is an opportunity to develop an innovation for which we had neither the resources nor the expertise in-house. All without taking a big risk, except for the rather inspiring one of opening up a whole host of possibilities,” adds Vincent Lecomte, IT business partner at Minafin.
“DEL20 is an opportunity to be part of an remarkable experience, with limited risk-taking and without having to obtain a host of internal validations, particularly with regard to budget. In addition, we learned a lot from meeting some great people,” say Eric Heuschen and Benoit Scalais, digitalization manager and project manager at SNCB.