Partner Outside, Innovate Inside @ Disrupt the Workplace Innovation Exchange

October 19, 2017

On the 28th of October ISS & partners gathered to kick off ‘disrupting the workplace’ during an Innovation Exchange with the 9 selected startups (out of a longlist with 64 potential candidates). After inspiring startup pitches, the corporate partners FrieslandCampina, Enexis, Delta Lloyd, PWC and Accenture continued to conduct 1-on-1 conversations with the startups, aimed at sealing deals. Bert Cozijnsen from Delta Lloyd experienced the afternoon as one that was ‘full of good energy generated by the startups’.

Interested in the follow ups of this Exchange? Come join us during the Deepdive ‘Working with Startups’ @ the Summit on the 27th of October!

Have a look at the startups that pitched their innovative and sustainable ideas related to workplaces during the Innovation Exchange*:

  • Softs: SOFTS world offers a multifunctional way of using underutilized urban surfaces, such as roof top solar panels and “garden rooftops“.
  • Riverfood: Using aquaponics and multi-layer plant cultivation to produce food (fish, fruit and vegetables) in an ecological circular system inside city buildings.
  • Toogethr: Share a ride to work, with Toogethr. With the commuting app for usage among colleagues, Toogethr makes it easy to carpool to work.
  • Degree-N: Degree-n develops and delivers sustainable heating systems. We reduce fossil fuels with a patented Nano Infra-red technology
  • Aqua Battery: The Blue Battery allows the storage of renewable generated electricity in a concentration gradient between fresh and salty water, by creating an artificial gradient in times of oversupply of electricity.
  • Circular IQ: This software provides real time circularity insights based on information coming directly from suppliers on criteria originating from best-in-class sustainability programs safely.
  • Mijn Waterfabriek: Makes water systems in cities circular by using buildings and its green surroundings as small ecosystems and making water systems self-sufficed.
  • Stack It: Recycling concept that supplies all of the disposables and collection systems needed to facilitate the consumption of beverages at work and collect all waste disposables after they have been used
  • Waste Watchers: Online tool for chefs to register valuable information about food waste.

* This innovation challenge is part of a sequence of 3 challenges with ISS & partners. Do you want to pitch your startups during the next challenge? Follow the updates on the website!

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