woensdag 14 november 2018

Italian manufacturer of turbomachinery blades is interested in technical co operation

Source: Enterprise Europe Network - Italy

An Italian company, specialised in the production of Organic Rankine Cycle systems for power production from renewable energy sources, has patented innovative production methods for turbomachinery components, in particular bladed parts. The company is looking for partners interested in developing the new manufacturing methods under technical cooperation agreements. Joint venture and manufacturing agreements can be considered with companies able to offer a deeper and continuous collaboration.

maandag 5 november 2018

Large Dutch companies request the help of innovative bright SME's to solve their innovation wish

Source: KvK and Enterprise Europe Network

The open innovation platform for new business in the Netherlands. This innovation platform is where innovative entrepreneurs and corporates take on challenges leading to innovation and new business. KVK Business Challenge presents 7 new international challenges! Large Dutch corporates BDO, Maersk, MultiSafepay, PostNL, Sandd, SnelStart and Vivat are looking for your expertise now.


Develop new business with coporate organizations

Is your business a start-up, scale-up or SME, or are you an independent entrepreneur? Are you creative? Would you like to work with corporate organizations in addressing their challenges for the future? Would you like to generate new business from this work?
9 new challenges are available till 23 November. Start an online chat conversation with the innovation manager of corporate organizations. Present yourself and show that they have to invite you for an introductory meeting.

Data analyses for robotized validation of rules and regulations on specific industry audits.
Detailed information on their quest: TRNL20180924001
Movie on their challenge: https://youtu.be/W5_MZWLpXYo
BDO pitch: https://youtu.be/eznfLwPPmsw

Leading Dutch service provider in mail and logistics is looking for innovative SMEs who have solutions to improve the process of loading and unloading delivery vans.
Detailed information on their quest: TRNL20181002001
Movie on their challenge: https://youtu.be/FNEk2Wu1onY
PostNL pitch: https://youtu.be/-ZkrKc6Fik4

Dutch international operating payment service provider is looking for smart solutions to increase the efficiency of the onboarding process.
Detailed information on their quest: TRNL20181003001
Movie on their challenge: https://youtu.be/ulsEoM4mVEg
MultiSafepay pitch: https://youtu.be/B6azC1_k-rE

Dutch postal company is searching for new innovative green delivery services in order to support local retailer stores to improve their sales
Detailed information on their quest: TRNL20181003002
Movie on their challenge: https://youtu.be/9x-xpHerLEA
Sandd pitch: https://youtu.be/McfZUyQ8etk

Dutch software developer is looking for partners interested in joint development of a digital standard for transferring data from cash registers to accountancy software
Detailed information on their quest: TRNL20181010001
Movie on their challenge: https://youtu.be/HTEriN2jnBY
Snelstart pitch: https://youtu.be/k8FXfheg_zA

Inland container tracking solutions sought by multinational shipping company.
Detailed information on their quest: TRNL20181005001
Movie on their challenge: https://youtu.be/FtLSAKwoUeM
Maersk pitch: https://youtu.be/qTEsei0h-Nc

Dutch insurance and finance company is interested in new possibilities to increase email penetration in order to have more frequent and valuable digital contact with their customers.
Detailed information on their quest: TRNL20181001001
Movie on their challenge: https://youtu.be/WGdJfYOTbuQ
Vivat pitch: https://youtu.be/5AXeRbEX-Ro

What is the KvK Business Challenge:

KVK Business Challenge is an open innovation platform of Netherlands Chamber of Commerce that brings together corporates and entrepreneurs, online as well as physically. The aim is to innovate together and develop new applications. KVK Business Challenge has already generated many new contacts and led to valuable conversations. Would you like to know more about KVK Business Challenge? The e-magazine explains exactly how it works and contains stories about experiences with matches made earlier.

dinsdag 30 oktober 2018

Brightlands: Disrupt the future - €60K in prizes - 48 hours of challenges, inspiration and fun

Source: KvK Brightlands

Disrupt the future in Crime, Health, Education and International Impact

Collaborate in a 48-hour hackathon with 250+ people from all over Europe. Tackle challenges in Crime, Health, International Impact & Education. Meet new people, have fun and broaden your set of skills. Last, and most certainly not least: the first prize is €12,5k (with in total €60k of prizes).


  • A future proof police: The world is continuously changing, so are we. We aim to be a state-of-the-art police force. We would like to challenge you to come up with solutions in which data en technics will help us fulfil our police task: now and in the… READ MORE HERE!  
  •  Education for you: Personalized education using data and technology to stimulate all children to optimally develop their talents. Introduction Every child is different. When children enter school, they differ in, for example, their home environments… READ MORE HERE! 
  • Hospitality in health: Check-in for Zuyderland Medical Center is now available Zuyderland Medical Center (ZMC) is a healthcare organization created out of the merge of Atrium Medical Center and Orbis Medical Care concern in 2015. ZMC… READ MORE HERE! 
  • International impact: Use data and technology to tackle the barriers of international trade and connections. Introduction International trade throughout Europe sounds simple but comes with a lot of unexpected challenges for most… READ MORE HERE!


You’ll be given access to real datasets of the Dutch Police, Gemeente Heerlen, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KVK), Accenture and the CBS. Check this out to find the datasets we’ve prepared for this weekend. Combine these datasets with (open) data you find. If you need specific data for your solution please contact us: iwantmoredata@brighthack.eu

Brightlands Smart Services Campus

The event will be held at the Brightland Smart Services Campus. This place - located in the middle of the quiet Dutch hills in province Zuid-Limburg – is the perfect hackathon spot. Brainstorm on your craziest ideas while enjoying the beautiful view and the decent facilities from the campus. Next to an indoor camping there are showers, chill-rooms, and more than enough games from partners to make it an unforgettable experience.
With the location of this event in Heerlen, we would like to specially invitation German and Belgium companies to participate!

NUzakelijk - Duurzaam

Cleantech & MVO related links

Enterprise Europe Network - Automotive

Enterprise Europe Network - Energy

Inspiration quotes

"Het kapitaal van een onderneming wordt niet bepaald door de prachtige produkten of fantastische dienstverlening, het kapitaal van een onderneming wordt bepaalt door de mensen die deze onderneming maken."
(Jan-Willem Koppers, Manager Dell)
'Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.' – Steve Jobs

'If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.' – Ray Kroc