Partner Events

KPN Next Big Thing

March 2018

Do you have the Next Big Thing for the largest mobile operator in the Netherlands? At KPN we believe in open innovation. Together with HighTech XL, We are bringing together the brightest minds of high tech in the region of Eindhoven, to shape the future of KPN in a collaborative innovation session.

How can we create The Next Big Thing by combining smart / connected / secured hardware with the possibilities that AI, Blockchain and Data. Or something else? Anything goes!

How can you participate:

  • Register for the challenge with a free ticket, along with a short motivation to why you are the change maker (send your motivation to
  • We will review your application and confirm your participation within two weeks of your registration or no later than 1 week before the event.

What do we offer:

  • Front row seats in the co-creation of new innovation themes within KPN New Business
  • Cross industry networking between startups, corporates, high-tech opinion leaders, KPN experts & HighTechXL innovation experts
  • Opportunity to pilot your idea if it selected as high impact potential
  • Nice prizes and giveaways for winning teams.
  • An inspiring afternoon with drinks and snacks 

About KPN New Business

KPN New business focuses in innovation and creation of new opportunities in the areas of: Smart city/ building/ home, Cyber Security, IOT solutions for business and consumers, Digital Identity, Blockchain, Ehealth, APIs & platforms, Data driven solutions.

These Innovations are started by KPN New Business or with Startups and other Innovation Partners.