The opening in 2013 of the new BBVA Innovation Center in Bogotáand the activity that the Colombian innovative ecosystem in these three years has been one of the main reasons why it was chosen as a winner by the public in its category (financial services).
The Accenture Innovation Awards 2015recognize the best business companies to create value. The "innovation center" concept that BBVA has driven in Colombia is committed to the open innovation model and encourages collaboration and interaction between entrepreneurs, startups, developers and investors.
From this Innovation Center, BBVA Colombia is supporting initiatives that make it possible to create knowledge networks to help new projects to generate more value. These initiatives include BBVA Open Talent 2015 (Colombia was the country with the third most entries worldwide); Mapping 60 startups focusing on Fintech; implementation of pilots with sartups Avalúo Fácil and Usetime; and participation in international events like EmTech, The App Date, Digital Bank, Heroes Fest and Colombia Startup.