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The Hague Innovators winner Noordzeeboerderij:“Our seaweeds look beautiful”

Collaboration Global challenges Sustainability

Startup Noordzeeboerderij was one of the proud winners of the The Hague Innovators competition last year. They used their prize money to develop seaweed cultivation off the coast of The Hague. We talked to founder Koen Van Swam and asked him to reflect on 2016. Noordzeeboerderij won first prize in the The Hague Innovators competition of […]

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Corporate-startup collaboration from KPN’s point of view:“We simply can’t manage all by ourselves”

Collaboration Innovation Startups

“Technological innovation is happening at such an intense speed that KPN simply can’t manage all by itself,” according to Marie-José Van den Boomgaard, “If we want to stay relevant, we need new business models, new technologies, and an altogether new mindset. That’s why we work with an open innovation mindset.” Forging connections In her capacity […]

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The Hague Innovators winner Toogethr:“We’re excited to make commuter traffic work better”

Collaboration Global challenges Startups

Startup Toogethr is one of the proud winners of the The Hague Innovators competition last month. We talked to founder Joost Bijlsma about his plans for the year ahead. Toogethr is a Delft-based startup that’s based on the idea that commuter traffic works better when we travel together. That’s why he is developing a unique […]

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Winning together:Corporate-startup collaboration is the way to go

Collaboration Innovation Startups

Wherever you look, innovation today is increasingly led by startups. “They are simply better-placed to harness technology to recalibrate existing business models and invent new ones altogether,” according to Giuseppe Zocco, co-founder at Index Ventures. Corporates are becoming more attentive to the added value that startups may bring to their business, but are not always […]

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