Join our worldwide Plus+ Innovation programme

Plus+ is the innovation programme powered by Witteveen+Bos. This programme offers you the opportunity to connect with your best partners and see your innovative ideas come to life. In 2017 we already accelerated 16 valuable innovative products and services in 5 successful campaigns.

In 2018 the initial submission period harvested 58 ideas of which 15 innovations were selected to attend the first bootcamp session. An external and internal jury selected the 9 most promising innovations to proceed in the competition: these teams will be guided through bootcamps and validation sessions, where they are encouraged to further develop their innovations.

How does it work?


The Plus+ Innovation programme consists of Innovation Hubs and Innovation Campaigns. An innovation hub is a network connecting the best partners in your ecosystem. Together, we dream of the best solutions for current and future challenges. For this purpose we have set up Innovation Campaigns. These campaigns are a search for innovative ideas, formulated as a question.

58 ideas, 15 innovations, 9 finalists

After 58 ideas were submitted on the innovation platform, a jury of experts selected the 15 most innovative ideas. After the bootcamp sessions, the 9 most promising ideas were selected to further develop their ideas in validations sessions. These innovations are:

  • Development Time-off Jody van der Vegte, Ruben Peters, Arjen Vrijs, Maarten van Bussel
  • WIHA: The solution to calculate wave penetration in harboursLeonie Straatsma, Tim van Engelen, Wim Ridderinkhof
  • Building with nature offshore windfarm Annemiek Hermans, Elisabeth Ruigrok, Ivana Prusina, Wouter Gotjé
  • ADRC: Automated Design of a River Crossing Arjan Luttikholt, Wietze de Vries, Randy Lai
  • De Snelfietsroute Accelerator Bart Jansen, Gert Karrenbelt, Tessa Leferink
  • Energieadvies.nl: delivers energy decision information for homeowners Marije Schilder, Emiel van Druten, Marijn Bruurs
  • The Circular Economy Design Tool Joris van den Acker, Milicia de Kok, Coen Teeuw
  • Innovative realtime air-sampling providing accurate emission-data Arnout Soumillion, Roel Vleeracker, Tom Balzarini
  • Hot Water Batteries: Deep monowells Siefko Slob, Yvonne A'Campo, Bert van Dorp, Raphaël van der Velde

After the submission phase, 9 ideas are selected to proceed in the competition: these teams will be guided through the accelerator phase, where they are encouraged to further develop their innovations.

Runner-up ideas are getting special attention from their Innovation Hub. Crosslinks between ideas will be created to team up with other ideas, innovation canvas methods, tips&trick and pitch training will be provided. Connections to the Digital Agenda and the focus theme Talent Development of Witteveen+Bos will be made. All innovators are challenged to present their developing innovations again by the end of September to win a Wild Card to enter the final accelerator stage.

After the accelerator phase, the winner of the Plus+ Innovation programme 2018 will be announced in November.

5 Hubs, their dreams and campaigns

1. Smart Cities

Dream
The perfect city – in terms of quality of life, social values, air purity and water purity.

Campaign
How to adapt cities to meet demands nowadays and in the future?

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2. Smart Company

Dream
Witteveen+Bos is a sustainable engineering consultancy committed to offering solutions instead of products. Working in global partnerships to contribute to the quality of education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, and reduced inequalities worldwide.

Campaign
How do we identify, develop and retain talent within our company?

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3. Smart Cycles

Dream
Closing cycles in water, energy, resources, materials and environment by initiating and developing innovative solutions for business development in the circular economy.

Campaign
How can we help customers be ready for their resource and energy needs in 2025?

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4. Smart Deltas

Dream
Creating safe, healthy and workable deltas worldwide, by improving flood protection and access to clean water and sanitation.

Campaign
How do we adapt deltas for climate change and the energy transition?

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5. Smart Infra and Mobility

Dream
Building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialisation, and fostering innovation to empower communities.

Campaign
How to create infrastructure and mobility solutions for today’s goals and tomorrow’s ambitions?

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Witteveen+Bos solutions shape tomorrow's world. The ever changing world asks for smart innovations and ideas. In the Plus+ Innovation programme, 8 innovative ideas were selected and are further developed at the moment.

Are you one of our partners or interested in joining? Contact one of the Plus+ Innovation Team members.