AVROTROS - Dutch Innovation Prize

Most Innovative Company in NL? That’s VanBerlo

VanBerlo has been named 2017’s Most Innovative Company in the Netherlands by the Dutch Innovation Awards. We were awarded this prize, in a lively ceremony presented by AVROTROS at the famed Kurhaus in Scheveningen on 31 October.

A group effort

This award is another sparkling jewel in our crown, but we couldn’t have come this far without the reliable collaboration of our clients, suppliers and, of course, our hard-working people. “We’re all thrilled to have received this award,” tells Thomas Paulen, VanBerlo CEO, “and proud of our clients and personnel who helped make this possible.”

"In our work as an innovation partner, we merge business sense and strategic thinking with pragmatic, creative and effective approaches that build on over 35 years of experience in innovation"

Thomas Paulen

CEO, VanBerlo

"Consultancy alone will get you nowhere – it’s the execution that matters. That’s why we are with you all the way to the finish line. From gathering insights to drawing up scenarios, and from prototyping solutions to actual implementation"

Boudewijn Soetens

Design & Development Director, VanBerlo

The moment

Needless to say, we’re still reeling from our win and from the positive reactions of our colleagues, friends and family members. It’s an honour to see our collaboration and hard work rewarded. It was a thrilling moment for us all, and our CEO Thomas accepted the award with VanBerlo flare, humility and humour. 
Take a look at the video to see Thomas accept the AVROTROS Most Innovative Company award.

The key to our success

It all comes down to our people. Clients come to VanBerlo with a problem – social, technical, automotive, mobility, creative – and we research the problem, do the legwork to uncover the underlying issue and come back with feasible solutions. We take innovation to the next level by tackling our work with empathy as well as logic. Gotta uncover the why in order to present the how.

About the Dutch Innovation Awards

In addition to the category Most Innovative Company, Dutch Innovation Awards also handed out prizes on 31 October for the Most Innovative Region and the Most Innovative Solution to a Social Problem. The nominees for all three categories were selected on the basis of the Erasmus Competition and Innovation Monitor. The monitor researches innovation and competitiveness based on a nationwide survey of approximately 10,000 Dutch companies.

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