Olivia Prize 2020 has been awarded!

Olivia Prize 2020 handed out. VTS Group, p-beep and EPAM Systems are the winners of the first edition of the Olivia Business Centre awards.

Olivia Business Centre awarded its Residents for the greatest and most important achievements of 2020. The winners were selected from among 46 submitted projects, competing in three categories: Olivia Pro Bono, Olivia Business and Olivia Global. The Grand Prix was awarded to the Polish company VTS Group.

VTS Group was also awarded in the Olivia Global category for the popularity of the Group’s products around the world, as well as the delivery of state-of-the-art Ventus VVS air handling units, fan coils and air curtains at EXPO 2020 in Dubai. In the exhibition halls of 17 countries, 414 VTS production units were installed. Also in the Polish pavilion.

The EXPO is the most important global economic event that contributes to the international promotion of countries in terms of technological achievements, innovation and ecology, as well as tourism and social potential. The possibility of installing Polish solutions in the pavilions of so many countries allows this project to be recognized as outstanding on a global scale, which was noticed by the jury, awarding VTS Group with the award in the Global category.

The additional distinction with the Grand Prix award was determined by the involvement of the company’s global logistics resources in the import of 150,000 masks for the Pomeranian Voivodeship in the first weeks of the pandemic in partnership with the Business Center Club and the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

“We are very pleased that the jury of the Olivia Prize competition appreciated the projects implemented by VTS Group last year. – says Hanna Siek, VTS Group President.Due to the prevailing pandemic, it has been a particularly difficult year for all of us, globally. I am particularly proud because, despite various challenges and difficulties beyond our control, VTS has found itself perfectly in the new reality and has used this difficult time as an opportunity for even more dynamic development. This allows us to look to the future with optimism. This award is a great opportunity to thank all VTS Group employees and associates around the world who, despite the restrictions related to the pandemic, have never, not for a moment, stopped setting the pace that others are trying to match. What we have achieved and are still achieving within the VTS Group is a reason for great joy, pride and satisfaction for all of us.

The winner in the Olivia Business category is p-beep for the p-beep paging system. The main task of the p-beep system is to help maintain efficient communication between people in places where classic communication is hindered by external factors, i.e. noise, long distances or the need for discretion. The system is used m.in. medical services in temporary hospitals throughout Poland, including the Temporary Hospital organized at the National Stadium in Warsaw. Thanks to the solution consisting of touch buttons located at the beds, patients can quickly and efficiently notify the nurse when they need help. Nurses receive a signal on the smartwatch in the form of vibrations, as well as a message indicating a specific bed. The systems also work well in large industrial plants, including Polish factories of global tycoons, including Samsung, Bosch/Siemens.

The Olivia Prize Business award is a great honour and a great joy for us – says Grzegorz Poźniak, President of the Management Board of p-beep. In our daily work, we are most pleased with positive comments from our customers, who confirm what we believe in. And we believe that technology, and more specifically p-beep paging systems, help, improve and facilitate work, as well as, what is most valuable nowadays, ensure safety. When we have been appreciated and awarded with such a valuable award as the Olivia Prize in the Business category, we are convinced that we have chosen the right direction and that our work makes sense. There are many factors that have shaped us. One of them is the environment in which we live every day. Over the last few years, we have taken part in many initiatives organized by Olivia Business Center and O4 Coworking, which have a visible impact on the development of our company. It is a unique place that provides conditions for development, as well as makes everyday work simply pleasant. – adds Grzegorz Poźniak.

Olivia Prize in the category Pro Bono It got into the hands of the company and the company’s employees EPAM Systems (Poland), who, just after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when medical services were struggling with a shortage of supplies and personal protective equipment, decided to support local hospitals by producing 3D printed face shields based on the open source project Prusa Research. In total, more than 150 people took part in the project, who reached the level of production of as many as 200 face shields and filter adapters per day in their homes. EPAM Polska supported the volunteers by covering the costs of the 3D printing filament used in the production process and providing logistical support. Thanks to the joint efforts of the volunteers and EPAM, the medical workers were able to carry out their work in a safe environment.

“We are glad that the actions taken by our employees have supported healthcare workers from our region. We are proud of the community of over 150 volunteers who joined forces and devoted their free time to produce protective equipment for medics, which was so needed at the beginning of the pandemicsays Ievgen Berezenko, Head of Northern Poland Delivery, EPAM Polska.

“The awards are the culmination of the work on the most important projects of the Residents in 2020. – says Bogusław Wieczorek from Olivia Business Centre.By announcing them, we wanted to honour the initiatives and undertakings carried out by companies operating in Olivia, as well as to additionally promote them during the difficult period of the pandemic. It is very encouraging to see how many important and useful projects were completed by our Residents in 2020. Particularly worthy of recognition are the projects submitted to the Olivia Pro Bono category, including activities in the field of ecology, animal protection or support for charitable organizations, and which definitely dominated in terms of quantity in this year’s edition of the Olivia Prize. Due to thethematic scope and scale of the projects submitted in such a difficult year as 2020, we are looking forward to the announcement of the competition for 2021 with optimism, and even impatience. –Adds.

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