Sodexo UK and Ireland has said that, with the launch of an online platform, it is seeking applications from tech start-ups with solutions that improve the experience in the workplace.
Sodexo said that it has partnered with innovation specialist L Marks to launch a worldwide scouting campaign for start-ups to collaborate via its Sodexo Accelerators innovation programme.
Sodexo is seeking applications across the categories of employee experience, sustainability and smart buildings.
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Sodexo said that it has also included the opportunity for a wildcard entry to encourage applications for a left-field innovation.
Sodexo stated that successful start-ups will be given the opportunity to work with mentors from Sodexo's subject matter experts and business leaders over a ten-week period, and that start-ups can apply via its website.
The closing date for applications is 3 March, 2022, and chosen applicants will be invited to attend a pitch day in early April.
Sodexo Representative Statements
Julie Ennis, CEO, corporate services, UK and Ireland, and country president for Ireland Julie Ennis stated, "I am excited to launch Sodexo Accelerators in Ireland. The world has changed, and the scope of our services has become richer and more varied, as shown through our Vital Spaces proposition, which puts employee experience at the heart of what we do. We are hugely excited to begin working with start-ups to further support our clients’ needs."
Chief digital & innovation officer, Sodexo Group, Belen Moscoso del Prado stated, "Our Accelerators represent our global initiative to strengthen ties with start-ups to fast-track innovation across Sodexo. Entrants bring their latest solutions to our service offer, while we share our industry knowledge and expertise to aid their development. I am delighted to see the programme begin in the UK and Ireland, and I can’t wait to meet the applicants."
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