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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.

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  • 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: 22 March, 2020

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  • CRIME PREVENTION


    The department of High Impact Crimes is looking for innovative hardware- based solutions to help prevent crime 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: 22 March, 2020

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  • 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: 22 March, 2020

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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