The Chamber of Commerce (KvK)
calls on all innovative entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized businesses in the Netherlands to register for the 15th Chamber of Commerce Innovation Top 100: the most beautiful innovation display window in the Netherlands. Only companies and foundations registered with KVK can apply for the KVK Innovation Top 100. The innovation must be marketed and assessed for growth potential, turnover, originality, sustainability and impact for the industry and society.
Expert panels for the various sectors will assess the innovations in May. After this pre-selection, the national jury will determine the ranking. The jury does this based on the nominations of the experts. The jury also looks at the websites of the companies and conducts research. The 100 companies and their innovations will be announced in alphabetical order on 23 June. KVK will present the ranking of the 100 companies during an extra festive meeting on 14 October.
There is deliberately no (money) prize associated with the KVK Innovation Top 100. The strength of the initiative is to show what small and medium-sized businesses are capable of. Over the past 14 years, this prize has become the largest and most important innovation prize for SMEs. PHYSEE won the previous edition of the KVK Innovation Top 100 with Smartskin, a glass façade with integrated solar cells and sensors.
You can register here until 23 April.
For more information on the SME Innovation Top 100 in Dutch, click here.