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Since 2011, Fives has held an annual internal innovation contest designed to turn the spotlight on projects put forward by employees of any subsidiary or business line, on an individual or group basis, and not initiated by the Group.
Employees compete for a Grand Prize and a Services Prize for suggesting a machine, a technical or organizational process and a service. Every year, on average 500 ideas are submitted to the jury, which includes Frédéric Sanchez, Chairman and CEO, and Thierry Valot, Group Innovation & Digital Director. The nominees come to the Group headquarters in Paris to present and champion their projects, and are invited to the prize-giving ceremony in April.
In recent years, the winners have been particularly successful as their projects have completed their development journeys and ended up being marketed: FCB Rhodax® 4D for the recycling of concrete from demolished structures, a system for monitoring and analyzing the performance of liquid filling machines, GENI-Ant, an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), predictive maintenance solutions, and more.