Agile Marathon: one hundred students innovating with SONAE
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    We believe in the talent found in universities and in what we can learn from students. Released in October, the Agile Marathon for E-commerce challenged FEUP students to develop an application that allowed the transference of the service of the Continente online store to mobile devices with innovative features. The event was organized in partnership with the Centre of Skills of Innovation and Development of Products and Services (CIPS), Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto (FEUP). This partnership has made possible the realization of an event that combines creativity with the use of the most appropriate pedagogical tools, leveraging learning throughout the process. This challenge aimed to reinforce, stimulate, and support innovation projects in the company’s e-commerce area, fostering open innovation practices. Over a hundred students lived a marathon of creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation. During those 29 hours sleep was not at all missed. The workrooms were filled with motivation to achieve the ultimate goal and the adrenaline of the countdown resulted in excellent applications. There were plenty of awards to recognize the most innovative applications, but the sparkle in the eyes of all students is the best result we could have achieved.
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