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Cardlink launched the second cycle of the Retail Innovation Hub’s Business Factory open innovation program

Press Release
December 19 2023

Cardlink launched the second cycle of the Retail Innovation Hub’s Business Factory open innovation program

Following the completion of the first successful cycle of Business Factory, Cardlink, a member of Worldline (Euronext:WLN), the European leader in payment services, launched the second cycle of the program, with the aim of highlighting new business ideas, innovative products and services that will be developed and implemented in a real environment.

Cardlink has always fostered innovation, both through its products and services, and through initiatives such as the Retail Innovation Hub, the open innovation program that the company has created in recent years, with its strategic partner Found.ation.

From the first cycle of the Business Factory, in 2022, four potential partnerships with Finclude, Shiplemon, Simpler and Throo have been shortlisted. Their innovative ideas were explored in depth in collaboration with Cardlink to jointly create products that will contribute to the digital transformation of businesses, improving the customer experience and leading the retail industry as a whole into the next day.

As it continues for the second year, Business Factory consolidates its position as a catalyst for innovation in retail and thanks all participants, experts, startups, and technology solution providers who sent their ideas to take part in the project.

In addition to the Business Factory, the Retail Innovation Hub also implements a series of actions, including workgroups, insights reports, and meet ups such as the recent Campfire Chat that took place on November, on the topic “Planning the Future of Your Startup”. During the event, interesting discussions were held focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategies for optimally shaping a startup business.

Driven by innovation, Cardlink, a member of Worldline, continues to invest in supporting startup entrepreneurship, as well as in the continuous search and implementation of cutting-edge technologies in its products and services.

More information about the Business Factory is available on the link.

About Cardlink
Cardlink was founded in 2004 and is the largest payment service provider in Greece. Cardlink helps businesses with their day-to-day transactions with quality, security and speed. The Cardlink team monitors developments in the field of electronic payments and adopts the latest technologies and services that continuously improve the trading experience in physical and electronic commerce. Since September 2021, Cardlink has been member of Worldline (Euronext:WLN), the European leader in the payments services.

About Worldline
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] helps businesses of all shapes and sizes to accelerate their growth journey – quickly, simply, and securely. With advanced payments technology, local expertise and solutions customized for hundreds of markets and industries, Worldline powers the growth of over one million businesses around the world. Worldline generated a 4.4 billion euros revenue in 2022.
Read here the 2022 Integrated Report of Worldline.

Cardlink: Margarita Rosmari, tel. +30 210 6100674, email: pr@cardlink.gr
AIA Relate: Katerina Kaskouti, tel. +30 210 7418908, email: kaskouti@aea.gr

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