The first two editions of the Plus+ innovation programme were characterised by great enthusiasm. A total of more than 200 ideas were submitted. 25 of them were selected by a jury (consisting of both internal and external experts) and went on to phase 2 of the competition. They were guided through bootcamps and validation sessions in which the teams were encouraged to further develop their innovations.
In 2018 one of the teams entered the programme with their idea for a tool that analyses a design for a building or installation in terms of its sustainability and circularity. This innovation was the winner of the 2018 edition of our Plus+ innovation programme.Learn more
In the 2018 edition of the Plus+ innovation programme, a web based tool for energy advise was developed. Data about the quality of a house is gathered by a monitoring box. Based on the measured data and their expertise the team can make a plan for the home owner to switch from gas to more sustainable energy.
Within the Witteveen+Bos Plus+ innovation programme 2018, the model ‘Wave Impact on Harbours’ (WIHA) was developed. This model is capable of quickly and accurately simulating wave conditions inside harbours.
In 2018 one of the participating teams developed an innovative tool to measure air quality. ISAIRA is a ‘lab-in-the-field’-technique for measuring volatile organic substances in air and designed to collect large amounts of data in real-time.
Another great contribution to the 2018 edition of our programme was made by the team that developed a battery for storing excess energy in the subsurface.
One of the competing teams in 2018 worked on the idea of a tool to design a river crossing in a matter of minutes. This resulted in the tool Automated Design of a River Crossing (ADRC).