Innovation is key to NN’s future success and our IT engineers will play a major role in bringing innovative ideas to life. On 1 and 2 December, NN Group celebrated its in-house technical craftsmanship by bringing top IT employees together for a 24-hour NN International Hackathon. Here, almost 130 participants in 29 teams from business units all over NN Group brainstormed and coded clever solutions to company challenges pre-selected by NN Group senior leadership.

The participants started by preparing for the first pitch round in which all teams had to pitch their solution to the jury. A winner was selected per challenge. After the pitches, the audience was able to vote for their favorite team (‘the popular vote’) and the jury announced the official winner of the first NN International Hackathon.

The winning team developed a solution for new colleagues: all NN information available at fingertips in a fun and easy way, for example information on NN buildings, products and other relevant items. The solution was built in the form of an iOS application combining beacon technology and virtual reality software to offer relevant information digitally at the right time, at the right place. Together with the team this solution will be brought to the next level within NN.

Please watch the video impression of the NN International Hackathon