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Todays challenges
need tomorrows innovation strategies

The best ideas for a circular society are already out there. What if we could help you turn your idea into an impactful business?

The Noorderwind team of co-creators boosts startups, helps businesses innovate and stimulates intrapreneurs, students and young professionals to develop and implement these ideas.


Are you on board?

It's amazing how you helped us from our astonishment about "that this even could" to perceiving this as the new normal!

Jeannette Baljeu, representative of the province Zuid-Holland

Steering to a better future

Impact, a word that resembles the core of Noorderwind as we strive to be a net-positive ecological and social business. So, what sort of impact do we want to work towards? We only help speed up innovations that actively contribute to one of these transition horizons we identified, based on combining different sustainability strategies like:


  • circular economy
  • roadmap to next society
  • sustainable development goals
  • cradle to cradle
  • club of Rome
  • social entrepreneurship
  • donut economy

We help businesses innovate through (open) innovation projects

We invest our time, expertise, network and energy in creating projects that help businesses create net positive ecological, social and financial impact.

Because we think simply sustaining the status quo is not enough any more.

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We design open innovation programs for intrapreneurs and students

By fast iterations, lean validation and quick product discovery we increase the success rates of teams in their innovation journey.

Starting with a challenge, the teams end the program with a validated solution.

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We coach and work with impact entrepreneurs and startups

We can help you co-create your journey from an idea to an impactful business case by linking you to the right people and expertise when you need them.

Also, we provide you with an innovation guide to coach you all year round.

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We believe in innovating together and do this with partners such as