KVK Business Challenge

Doing business with corporates

We bring corporates and SMEs together on the online innovation platform, to enable cooperation and innovative new business.

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The benefits of KVK Business Challenge

Expand your network and develop new business

Discover the challenges faced by corporates. Find a challenge that suits you and talk to innovation managers online today!

Benefit from the knowledge and capital of corporates

You have good ideas, corporates have the implementation power and budget. Discover by chat how you can work together.

Learn from the experiences of other entrepreneurs

The online community now consists of 80 corporates, 6.000 enthusiastic and innovative SMEs and 400 successful contacts.

Connect easily with corporates

KVK Business Challenge brings corporates and SMEs together in the online and physical realms, enabling the joint development of innovative new business opportunities. Want to boost revenues and growth? Does your business have what it takes to help major corporates resolve their challenges? Take part in KVK Business Challenge and get a seat at the table with one of our participating companies.

Imagine partnering with a corporate to resolve a major challenge for the future. For example, you might work on an issue in the area of water, health, food, connectivity or energy. In addition to contributing to the solution, you'll have a unique opportunity to boost your new or existing business. Sounds good, right?

It may seem like a distant dream now because the opportunity simply hadn't presented itself yet. As an SME, you generally don't have access to the same resources as corporates: a large budget, an extensive network and the capacity to implement almost any concept. KVK Business Challenge puts you in touch with corporates seeking innovative solutions to global challenges. It's the perfect opportunity to do business with larger companies and realise your ideas. All selected participants will receive the supervision they need to complete and monetise their projects.

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Doing business at the highest level?

Follow in the footsteps of your fellow SMEs

Bram Bloks - founder and co-owner of new IT start-up LaunchAI - saw KVK Business Challenge as a unique opportunity to generate new business. Effective preparation, balanced dialogue and creativity got him a seat at the table with KPN and the Dutch Police Force.

"Young entrepreneurs still have to prove their worth on the market."

"That's where KVK Business Challenge comes in: you get the opportunity to meet with corporates, show them who you are, explain which quality standards you can deliver and demonstrate your ability to deliver on promises", Bram explains.

KVK Business Challenge also helped Paul Hendrikx of Studio Mango connect to a major corporate. Univé posted the following challenge: ‘find a way to prevent ±2000 houses from burning down every year as a result of chimney fires’. Studio Mango pitched their idea and worked with 2 other SMEs to develop a solution to Univé’s challenge.

"We kept meeting corporates at the wrong level and in the wrong places."

Are you looking for ways to make a name for your startup in the market like Bram Bloks? Or do you have an innovative idea like Paul Hendrikx? And could you use a bit of help to boost your visibility to major corporates? Register now.

KVK Business Challenge: Innovating together

An open innovation platform of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce that brings together corporates and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), online as well as physically. The goal: to develop innovative, new business together. In this e-magazine corporates and SMEs share their experiences and insights with you.

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