KPN New Business & start-upsWe explore these partnerships and new markets from two innovation units: KPN Ventures and KPN New Business. Whereas KPN Ventures invests in products and applications that have already proven their worth, KPN Business researches and develops the innovations of tomorrow.
The Search, Qualify & Incubate (SQI) team at KPN New Business looks for interesting companies to work with and tests whether it is able to deliver the desired products and services. We make it possible to launch promising propositions in the market more quickly through an internal incubator programme.
Lab DaysKPN New Business also facilitates Lab Days with regard to Connectivity, IoT and Security and works together with universities, knowledge institutions and other corporates to create successful innovations in partnership with start-ups. This enables us to take innovations in Connected Home, Smart Cities, Digital Health, Security, Cloud & Data and the Internet of Things a step further and, in doing so, accelerate the growth of start-ups by having KPN act as a pilot customer and/or providing access to our customers.
KPN Partnerworld ProgrammeWe started the KPN Partnerworld Programme so that we are able to help start-ups even better. The programme consists both of elements that are available to anyone as well as elements that are only available for our co-creating partners or partners in which we invest.
Contact usAre you a start-up entrepreneur interested in collaborating with KPN in one of the following ways?
- Co-development of propositions in which mutual assets are invested in a total solution.
- KPN as pilot customer or launching customer.
- KPN as distributor.
Contact our Liaison Manager for Start-ups & Incubators, Marie-Jose van den Boomgaard. Include an explicit pitch of your proposition and a concrete request, so that we can respond in more detail and more quickly.
KPN New Business
Director: Jasper Snijder
Goal: To launch and expand our new services related to KPN’s ICT services in the areas of IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Connected Home, eID, Cloud Computing, Data & Analytics and Mobile Authentication & Payment. We actively pursue partnership with start-ups to develop innovative products and services aimed at future growth.
Corporate Startup Star
Our goal to achieve significant progress through collaborations with start-ups is abundantly clear from our 9th position in the list of Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars. This is a list of 25 European companies that play an exemplary role in partnerships with start-ups and in driving innovation.