About InnovateIN48

FIS InnovateIN48, FIS’ internal innovation competition, is all about experiential learning and harnessing emerging technology. This annual competition nurtures and celebrates our culture of innovation, keeping us on top of industry trends to better serve our clients.

A Culture of Innovation

FIS InnovateIN48 is a companywide celebration of our culture of innovation. It provides employees a great opportunity to work together to grow and learn using our digital innovation labs and collaborative platforms like Idea Hub, Yammer and Teams.

High Intensity and Team-spirited

48 hours to collaborate, create and code – uninterrupted. Competitors are inspired by teammates and other FIS peers cheering them on via social media, as they strive for the coveted trophy and bragging rights to the No. 1 spot in InnovateIN48!

Growth of the Event

The number of participants has grown year-over-year since the event began in 2013 with just over 400 participants. More than 1,200 colleagues participated in 2021.

Watch the video to see what FIS | InnovateIN48 is all about.

  • 2022

    Celebrating 10 years of InnovateIN48
  • 2021

    Final Round
    94 competitors on 20 teams
  • 2021

    Regional Rounds
    1,200 participants on 265 teams around the world
  • 2013

    Inaugural year of event with 423 participants

Planned InnovateIN48 2022 Events

This year's events include the 2022 InnovateIN48 -- celebrating 10 years of InnovateIN48, the InnovateIN48 Student Edition events in U.S., EMEA and India and InnovateIN48 Client Edition.

Supporting Small Businesses in the UK This December

Get involved and help make a positive impact on all small businesses by hosting events and offering discounts to your customers.

Learn how to participate

2021 Final Round Winners

In 2021, four teams were selected from among the finalists for their winning concepts that were all focused on one challenge: Accelerate. All 20 teams in the Finals developed solutions to speed delivery, simplify processes, enhance performance, or deliver new service capabilities for our clients.

Byteforce (India)

The winning team developed an intelligent architecture image parser and infrastructure setup solution that solves the problem of time and labor-intensive project setup, increases productivity and speeds the process.

Striker (India)

Their automation solution is designed to accelerate the identity verification process in Know Your Customer (KYC), along with convenient Anti-money Laundering (AML) investigation during customer due diligence.

Fintech Wizards (EMEA)

This team developed a blockchain-based settlement-as-a-service platform where both trade clearing and settlement on any exchange are done on the blockchain with the use of smart-contract functionalities.

Team 42 (U.S.)

They developed an immersive augmented reality for merchants that provides small and medium businesses the opportunity to use augmented reality features for in-store marketing and attractions.

For me, InnovateIN48 has always been an exciting competition, especially if you get to the Finals. InnovateIN48 allows you to come up with new ideas and implement them. It’s also a great way to work with different people and see what else people are working on. It’s a lot of hard work, however, so worth it. Being fortunate to have won the competition once was just the cherry on top.”
– Paul Williams, Team Captain