KPN Sustainability Network Challenge

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Pitch your innovative solutions to our KPN network sustainability department.

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KPN is looking for new innovative partners with whom we can work on a more sustainable world. Do you have a solution to provide quantitative insights about our business impact, a unique way to re-use or recycle waste, or other solutions to help us becoming the first circular telecom operator of the Netherlands? Join the KPN’s Sustainability Network Challenge, pitch your solution, and let’s disrupt the telecom market together.

The Event

On the 23rd of September 2020, we invite startups and scaleups to (digitally) pitch their products or services to our sustainability department. For 5 minutes, you’ll have the time to explain what your solution is, what experience you have, and where you see a potential collaboration with KPN. After that, our sustainability jury will have 5 minutes of time for questions and remarks. The Challenge will be closed by announcing the winner. We may also continue the dialogue with other participants besides the winner to discuss a potential collaboration.

Why KPN?

As a well-known Dutch telecom operator, we don’t only see it as our duty to provide connectivity, but also to do this in a sustainable way. We’re proud to say that we are again the most sustainable provider of Europe, but we are always seeking into new ways to limit the environmental footprint of our business. That’s why we invite you to help us with this challenge.

The Challenge

We are on our way to become a circular company through our entire supply chain. This challenge focusses on generating a more sustainable network togehter with external companies. To achieve this, we are looking for startups and scaleups who can contribute to together achieve:

- For procurement, tooling that provide insights in the climate footprint of products. E.g. using product-portfolios or product passports

- Software that can compare product-portfolios and advice on the most sustainable choice for a tender

- Software that provides quantitative insights in the climate impact per business unit or department

- Companies that can support our return- and waste process (for e.g. mobile radio equipment, street cabinets, mobile networks etc.) and that can provide insights in the footprint of waste

- Solutions to connect and manage the data about the inflow and outflow of products. This to generate insights about the entire lifecycle of materials.


- 14:30 – Check in

- 14:35 – Introduction KPN Sustainability challenge

- 14:50 – Introduction jury

- 15:00 – Start Startup pitches (5 min. pitch & 5 min. questions)*

- 16:30 – Voting

- 16:45 – Announcement of the winner

- 17:00 – Q&A and closing of the Event

* In order to pitch on the event itself, you need to complete our selection process, in which we select a maximum of 8 Startups.

Sign up!

To become one of the selected startups, you can send a short introduction (in English) on the proposition you want to offer on our challenge before the 1st of September to The best 8 Startups will be selected before the 9th of September after which further pitch instructions will follow.

Even if you are not selected to do a public pitch, this event might be very useful for you in order to network with KPN and our partner management and experts.

We are looking forward to meeting you and explore possible ways to collaborate!

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