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UNIVERSE OF INNOVATION
Digital Procurement transformation.
LABS is your partner for tech scouting and scaling and empowers your organisation to identify and execute collaborative innovation opportunities together with pioneering startups, scaleups and tech innovation experts from DPW.
For enterprises, we help you discover, develop and scale emerging startups, technologies, and their business models and deliver transformative value faster.
For startups and emerging technology, we match your capabilities with the unmet needs of procurement organisations and their stakeholders, accelerating meaningful collaboration and business growth.
quality that is lost across the complex
and cumbersome internal innovation process.
Go round the roadblocks. Accelerate innovation.
SCOUT & SCALE INNOVATION FOR…
LABS’s unmatched procuretech startup ecosystem
are harnessing LABS’s expertise and ecosystem
of over 400,000 emerging tech solutions..
Startups across the globe
From challenge to shortlist
From challenge to solution
LABS REVEALS BRILLIANT-FITTING TECH SOLUTIONS THAT TRADITIONAL ANALYSTS HAVE NOT EVEN HEARD OF
Meet the LABS team
Matthias Gutzmann is on a mission to disrupt the procurement industry. He founded DPW, the first organisation of its kind to focus on bringing startups into the procurement industry, after he recognised the importance for breaking down the procurement silo and more collaboration in order to harness the potential of new digital technology and more innovation.
Pieter Paul van Oerle
Open Innovation Expert DPW
Pieter Paul van Oerle is the Founder of nlmtd and Strategy Director for TNW. Based on his experience as leader for Accenture Digital and Accenture Innovation Pieter Paul has developed a passion for matching the right technology solutions to Corporate Innovators, for acceleration of Innovation and digital transformation.
Corporate-Startup Collaboration Expert DPW
Herman is Innovation Director at nlmtd, and former global open innovation lead ISS A/S. Herman has 15+ years of experience in the outsourcing industry for real estate and facility services, in business and corporate innovation functions. He is the architect of the first Vested outsourcing innovation partnership in Europe.
Program Manager DPW
As a corporate innovation consultant, Jasper Kroese has been involved in coaching open innovation teams and developing new products for large multinationals such as KLM, DSM, and J&J. On the other side of the table, Jasper also supports startups in developing growth strategies, creating pitch decks, and hypothesis driven testing.
Corporate Innovation Expert DPW
Melvin Streefkerk was the former Head of Innovation Factory at KPN where he led a team of innovation coaches, scouts, hackers and hipsters to help KPN build a mindset focussed on execution, fast iterations and experiments, creating a paradigm shift on their corporate mindset.
Elke van den Boom
Innovation Manager DPW
Elke is Innovation Manager helping companies become future proof. She started her career 10 years ago as one of the initial business developers founding a successful e-commerce startup in Asia. She has overall experience in the digital tech environment and is part of our scouting team that discovers and attracts global innovations.