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Browse and apply for current challenges and programs that will connect you to global companies, govs, and other opportunities for growth.

  • Optimizing energy usage


    Together with Fudura, we’re looking for solutions that utilize their clients’ energy data to help them optimize the use of existing physical energy infrastructure. Does your company have the technology to allow Fudura’s clients to be more flexible, cost efficient, and less dependent on grid capacity for their energy needs?

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  • Market intelligence


    Together with Roche Global Procurement, we’re looking for technical solutions in the area of real-time market, category, and supplier insights and analytics. Can your company contribute to building a next-generation procurement organization?

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  • Procurement technology


    Together with Roche Global Procurement, we’re looking for technical solutions in the general area of procurement technology. Can your company contribute to building a next-generation procurement organization?

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  • Procurement portfolio management


    Together with Roche Global Procurement, we’re looking for technical solutions in the general area of procurement technology. Can your company contribute to building a next-generation procurement organization?

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  • Managing procurement data


    Together with Roche Global Procurement, we’re looking for technical solutions in the areas of master data management. Can your company contribute to building a next-generation procurement organization?

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  • Visualizing relationships between entities


    Together with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, we’re looking for solutions to use the data collected about the relationships between regulated authorities and legal entities, to develop a data visualization, presentation, and/or ordering solution. Does your company have an updated approach to replace Network Drawings?

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  • Crime scene efficiencies


    Together with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, we’re looking for technical solutions to assign crime scenes to nearby investigators, streamline officer communications, and collect evidence. Does your company have an idea for innovation in the processing of crime scenes?

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  • DMS ACCELERATOR 2020


    Our mission is to boost the market success of data centric young businesses in Europe. To achieve that, we help startups, small and medium sized companies with a strong data focus in the “going to market phase”. How? We offer free data market services: mentoring, training, and a strong and friendly network ready to share knowledge and opportunities in topics like fundraising, promotion, data skills, legal and standardisation.


    Deadline 2020:
    May 31

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • PHISHING PREVENTION


    Together with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, we’re looking for technical solutions to defeat phishing attacks before they impact individuals and businesses. Does your company have a creative and effective approach to preventing people from falling victim to this pervasive form of online crime?

    Deadline: June 10

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  • FUTURE WORK SPACE


    Together with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, and the Ministry of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations we’re looking for solutions that drive the future of collaborative work spaces. Does your company offer an innovative technology or unique concept that can take an ordinary lunch space, and turn it into a circular and interactive coworking hub?

    Deadline: June 10

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  • TNW2020 STARTUP PROGRAM


    TNW Conference returns to Amsterdam in 2020. The next edition of the TNW Startup Program will have exciting new features tailored specifically to the needs of your startup. Gain exclusive access to matchmaking, curated meetings with investors, network at our sides events, plus much more. We want to make sure you have every opportunity to make lasting connections with your customers and potential partners to scale-up your startup.

    Deadline: June 15

    Conference days: October 1 & 2

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  • RESIDUAL WASTE REUSE


    Together with ReintenInfra B.V., we’re looking for a platform or marketplace that facilitates the re-use of construction materials across the civil infrastructure industry. ReintenInfra B.V. wants to not only improve its own sustainability, but also inspire the industry as a whole to think of alternatives to the single use of materials. That’s why they have joined our Impact Nation program, an initiative to help businesses accelerate their sustainability strategies.

    Deadline: May 11

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS


    We're working with Vogel's to help decrease their carbon footprint without compromising the quality of their consumer electronics products. In order to reach their goal of climate neutrality, Vogel's has joined our Impact Nation program, an initiative helps businesses accelerate their sustainability strategies.

    Deadline: May 11

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING


    Together with Vrijdag Premium Printing (VPP) we’re looking for distinctive and sustainable/circular packaging solutions with a focus on paper and cardbox. VPP offers printing services for the B2B industry, and creates eye-catching labels and packaging which emphasizes the look and feel of different brands. They joined Impact Nation to make their packages more eco-friendly.

    Deadline: May 11

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • CO2-NEUTRAL ACCREDITATION SYSTEM


    Together with Johan Cruijff ArenA, we’re looking for a CO2 footprint accreditation system that reduces the overall carbon footprint of international events. Johan Cruijff Arena strives to be the most sustainable and innovative stadium in the world. The organization encourages their visitors, artists and staff, production, and partners to go greener as well. For this reason, they’ve joined our Impact Nation program, an initiative that helps businesses to accelerate their sustainability strategies.

    Deadline: May 11

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • ASSESSMENT FOR GREEN SPACES


    Together with Wereldhave, we’re looking for a partner that can help them digitally assess the opportunities for green space development on (or around) their Full Service Centers (aka. one-stop spaces designed for people to shop, work and relax). Wereldhave focuses on bringing comfort to people with busy urban lifestyles, and that’s why they also focus on creating healthy spaces that are good for the environment and the local communities where they are located. That’s why they’ve joined our Impact Nation program: an initiative that helps businesses accelerate their sustainability strategies.

    Deadline: May 11

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • DECREASE ENERGY CONSUMPTION


    Together with Centralpoint, we’re looking for ways to support their clients in reducing energy consumption. Centralpoint is looking forward to delivering more flexible IT services that significantly improve data storage and increase sustainability. That’s why they’ve joined our Impact Nation program: an initiative that helps businesses accelerate their sustainability strategies.

    Deadline: May 11

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • HEMP-BASED APPAREL


    Together with HempFlax Bv, we’re looking for an innovative hemp fiber processing partner for producing eco-friendly fabric for the apparel and fashion industry. HempFlax has been functioning as hemp farmers and processors since 1993 and strives to restore the age-old crop back to its former glory, while offering consumers affordable natural hemp products. They’re not yet active in the fashion industry, but are looking for a partner to do so. For this reason, they’ve joined our Impact Nation program, an initiative, that helps businesses to accelerate their sustainability strategies


    Deadline: May 11

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • FUTURE OF HEALTHY WORK


    Together with Smart WorkPlace, Menzis, SAS, Strukton Worksphere, Royal HaskoningDHV, and TOPDesk, we're putting in the spotlight innovative solutions shaping the future of healthy workplace environments. This is a great opportunity for startups focusing on themes like wellbeing, ergonomics, sports, mobility, food, procurement, diversity, inclusion and social enterprise.



    Deadline: May 01

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • X-EUROPE HEALTH TECH


    This program is for deeptech European startups innovating the fields of health, agriculture, AI/ML, space, green tech, and cybersecurity. For the next 2 years, we will be sharing open applications for each field. We connect your startup with investors, corporations and governments to facilitate the shared development of the European deeptech startup ecosystem. Over the five-month programme, you will have a chance to join a community of 25 leading European startups in your field. You will receive online and in-person training, 1-on-1 mentorship meetings, as well as incubation and acceleration services.


    Deadline Health Tech:
    April 30

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • HACK THE CRISIS NL


    After mentoring teams developing solutions to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak in Estonia, Sebastien Toupy, Head of Startup Relations at TNW, decided to bring the gone-global Hack the Crisis Innovation Marathon to the Netherlands. Half of the NL team was a volunteer employee from TNW, and Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten - our founder and CEO - was one of the jury members. We had a great time working with the Dutch ecosystem for an urgent and good cause: help creating solutions for these trying times. For more information visit the hackaton website.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • TECH CITIES OF THE FUTURE


    Are you a Startup? Help showcase the success of your home city. TNW and fDi by the Financial Times are ranking European cities on the strength of their startup ecosystems. Submit info about your startup and you will be entered to win a ticket to TNW2020, our flagship tech event in Amsterdam.


    Deadline: April 20

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • PL GREEN CHALLENGE


    Tell us about the positive impact that you and your team could have on the environment with extra money and support—you could win up to €500,000.

    Deadline: April 01

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • UNLEASHED: PET CARE INNOVATION


    Nestlé Purina Petcare and TNW have teamed up to launch Unleashed, a program to support innovation in the pet care industry. We’re looking for new digital and technical solutions creating richer lives for pets and their parents. Selected start-ups will have the support of a team of experts to help them prove the concept of their business, which can lead to additional collaborations or investments from Purina.


    Deadline: March 31

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN ONLINE


    They are looking for startup solutions that help to educate children. Children are inherently vulnerable, especially in the online world. How can we use modern education methods to help children become resilient and able to use the internet safely and freely? If your solution has the answer, apply now for the chance to join the challenge.

    Deadline: March 22

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • DIGITAL ID FOR OFFICERS


    The Integrity and Screening department is looking for digital identity and verification tools for special officers to prevent privacy issues. Currently, special investigating officers only have a physical card they need to verify their status. This method is too sensitive to fraud. If your digital solution can be used to ensure identification to third parties is secure, and can help officers perform their duties efficiently, apply now for the chance to join the challenge.

    Deadline: March 22

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • STREET ROBBERY PREVENTION


    The department of High Impact Crimes is looking for innovative hardware- based solutions to help prevent street robbery in the Netherlands. Potential solutions should operate in public areas, for example smart camera solutions. If your solution can be used to prevent street crime through influencing the behaviour of potential victims and/or perpetrators, apply now for the chance to join the challenge.

    Deadline: March 22

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • BATTERY AND POWER MANAGEMENT


    The current li-ion battery technology used in portable electronics is reaching its performance limits. Our next power sources need to be safer, have better thermal stability, shorter charging periods and be better for the planet. Are you making this happen? Or can you help with alternative charging methods (i.e. kinetic, wireless and solar)? Get in touch, we want to hear about your power management solutions for portable electronic devices.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY


    We are looking for new and sustainable materials that offer an alternative to plastic or metal in handheld consumer electronic devices. We’re hunting for recycling and up-cycling solutions to help reduce their environmental impact, with a specific focus on contaminated waste. Are you working on a sustainable and novel material for handheld electronic devices? Or, are you powering the logistics that make the circular economy operate? Please get in touch, we want to hear about your sustainable solutions.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • TECH5 2020


    Tech5 showcases the hottest young scale-ups in 20 European countries based on their performance, growth, and potential. Criteria include notable investment rounds, team growth, media coverage, and social impact. The top five scale-ups from each country will be invited for annual TNW Founders Day and TNW Conference. You’ll have the opportunity to network with top-tier investors, influencers, global press, and the global tech community.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • THINK FORWARD INITIATIVE


    The Think Forward Initiative (TFI) supports startups and scale-ups to develop new solutions that help people make better choices. We are inviting startups to join us on a 5-month accelerator program, delivered through one day per month sessions of intensive personal support from leading experts and services. Across the programme, TFI works with your startup to help you achieve objectives, structure your business, and crack the formula to scale internationally.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • DEALS OVER DINNER


    Deals Over Dinner will bring together corporate HR departments and HR tech startups to dine and talk about the future of talent recruitment and HR management. If you’re a fast growing tech company focused on building HR-tech solutions with a clear proposition for large companies, this is your opportunity to showcase your solution in front of the most innovative European corporations.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • COMET COMPETITION


    The Comet Competition is designed to give new companies the financial jump-start they need to get new technologies off the ground. This is the only challenge dedicated to discovering talented B2B independent software vendors and funding their trajectory to channel market success. With the opportunity for companies to compete for over $5M in go-to market funds and cush, the Comet Challenge aims to accelerate the success of the most promising startups.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • HEINEKEN HR BREWHOUSE


    We are looking for tech solutions to improve the recruitment process for both our candidates and global HR teams. This includes processes like sourcing talent using AI to ensuring employee referrals are more efficient. Whether this be with new interview methods, or a new way of managing the employee life cycle, we want to hear your solutions to improving the recruitment process for HEINEKEN.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • CES UNVEILED


    CES Unveiled returns to the Netherlands for a third edition to showcase the latest technology from around the region. Hosted at international technology hotspots , CES Unveiled features innovative technology companies of all sizes, the world’s most influential media, senior-level executives, and prominent tech industry influencers. CES Unveiled is the ultimate sneak peak of what new technology will be launched to the world in 2020.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • AMSTERDAM CAPITAL WEEK


    We’ll be hosting a special Pitch Battle to emphasize the value of social capital for startups. During Amsterdam Capital House, six startup founders will have the opportunity to pitch to a crowd and jury of top ecosystem players - from accelerators to angel, VC, and corporate investors. After the pitches, we’ll announce the winner and celebrate with networking and drinks.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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