We’ve always taken great pride in Logient’s creativity and the spirit of collaboration that reigns within our teams. This year, we have decided to challenge all of our creative employees who want to push themselves and have a taste of entrepreneurship. How? By creating Unicode, an innovative and unifying project for the development of a Logient product.

Why Did We Choose the Word Unicode to Describe Our Project?

  • Unicode: a computer standard that allows the exchange of texts in different languages, on a global scale.
  • Uni: to refer to unity, to the entire committed team and also to the universe… because we like to think big!
  • Code: do we really need to explain this one? This is what we do every day!

Unicode is a unique, inspiring and unifying project, in a constantly changing technological world.

What Is the Unicode Development Project?

Unicode is the first edition of an annual internal competition where all employees are invited to submit their ideas for the development of a Logient product. It can be a new product or an improvement to an existing product on the market. Among the genius ideas of our teams, only one idea will be chosen by the jury after two qualifying rounds. This idea will turn into a Logient product, which will be designed, developed and marketed by our employees, the financial gain of which will be shared between the employees and the company.

Unicode’s mission is to provide the tools and resources to our employees to realize their potential by means of a project for which they are the instigators, creators, entrepreneurs and business partners!

For Logient, it is important to invest in the ideas and aspirations of our employees and to become their business partner, but also to thank them for their constant involvement in our growth!

Unicode is the first edition of an annual internal competition where all employees are invited to submit their ideas for the development of a Logient product. It can be a new product or an improvement to an existing product on the market. Among the genius ideas of our teams, only one idea will be chosen by the jury after two qualifying rounds. This idea will turn into a Logient product, which will be designed, developed and marketed by our employees, the financial gain of which will be shared between the employees and the company.

Unicode’s mission is to provide the tools and resources to our employees to realize their potential by means of a project for which they are the instigators, creators, entrepreneurs and business partners!

For Logient, it is important to invest in the ideas and aspirations of our employees and to become their business partner, but also to thank them for their constant involvement in our growth!

  • Project management in structured agility mode
  • Investment in resources and definition of the multifunctional team
  • Financial risk taking of product development
  • Internal and external coaching
  • Support (advice)
  • Sales and partnership development

The Unicode Project Step by Step

First Unicode Qualifying Round

Logient’s teams virtually came together on Friday April 30 for the first qualifying round of the brand new Unicode project, all in an energized atmosphere where laughter, music and fireworks were key!

This year, 12 teams presented their original product ideas to the jury made up of Logient’s CEO, our VP of Engineering and employees. Among these projects, a development acceleration platform, a time and attendance manager, a project health visualization tool, a ballparking system, a geolocation solution and several diversified applications were presented.

The public made up of all Logient employees was invited to vote for their favourite projects and the five finalists for the round will be revealed on May 13th.

Stay tuned for the next steps of the project which will be shared below!

 

Firerwork pour la célébration logient

Qualifying Round: 5 Teams Move on to Finals

The jury has voted! Of the 12 project ideas that were presented, 5 of them captured the attention of the jury and therefore qualified for the final round. The deliberation was based on the following criteria: the presentation of the team, the name and description of the product, the needs it meets and its level of complexity.

Among the favourites are mainly mobile applications aimed at facilitating business management, social life, sport and well-being as well as moving through cities, in addition to contributing to the health and social service industry.

The 5 finalists benefit from 5 hours of support and coaching among our internal specialists in development, engineering, sales, marketing, etc., as well as twenty hours of internal time to flesh out their research, their project plans and their development structure.

See you on June 18 for another energetic virtual event during which these 5 teams will present their ideas in more depth. The jury composed of employees and members of management will assess not only the overall presentation of the teams, but also the following aspects in order to name a winner:

  • Potential market.
  • Development required.
  • Marketability.

Good luck to all the participants! Stay tuned for the next steps of the project which will be shared below!