The Future of Healthy Work

A healthy work environment is a smart investment and an increasing numbers of employers are waking up to the fact that employee wellbeing is an important driver of their performance.

That's why, together with Smart WorkPlace, Menzis, SAS, Strukton Worksphere, Royal HaskoningDHV, and TOPDesk, we're putting in the spotlight innovative solutions shaping the future of healthy workplace environments.

What's in for you:
  •   Connect with potential customers from big corporations

  •   Receive training and guidance from TNW and the collaborating companies

  •   Win media exposure. (And if you're the overall winner, also tickets to TNW2020!)

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Challenge Details

We're looking for solutions contributing to create healthier workplace environments among three axes: bricks, bytes, and behaviour.

For example, if your solution helps making buildings safer and healthier by using smart materials, gives insight into employee happiness, team dynamics, or encourages exercise and a healthier lifestyle within employees, it is a fit!


Whether you just started on an idea, work at a startup, or have built a great solution within a large corporation...all solutions shaping the future of healthier workplace environments are encouraged to apply.


To enter the challenge, you first need to apply by filling in the questions below. Once you're selected, you're expected to take part in a selection event in Amsterdam during which you can showcase your solution. The finalists will come back for another event to pitch their solution to the final jury. Throughout this process you'll receive mentorship from TNW's experts on how to perfect your offering and pitch. Additionally, you'll be connected to corporates that might be interested in implementing your solution.


The overall winner will receive tickets to TNW2020 in Amsterdam, two-days hands-on training from a number of corporates, considerable media exposure, and, of course, follow-up meetings with potential customers from big corporations.


The Future of Healthy Work is an initiative from Smart WorkPlace, Menzis, SAS, Strukton Worksphere, Royal HaskoningDHV, TOPDesk, and TNW with the purpose of helping business and people thrive, while staying healthy.

Practical Details

This program will run from February 13th to the 1st of April. If you are selected, you'll be required to attend one or two events in The Netherlands, depending on whether you make it to the finals or not. The exact times and locations are TBD. Please note that if you apply, we assume you are willing and able to attend these event/s.


After you apply, we will review your application and pick those who can enter the program based on the following criteria:

  • You (almost) have a solution that helps create a healthy work environment.
  • You are the founder and/or initiator of the solution.
  • Your solution is technology-driven and scalable.
  • And it fits with what our partners are looking for.
  • You're able to attend one or two events in the Netherlands between February & May 2020.
13 Feb
Applications open
01 May
Applications close
Early May
Selection Event
Trainings and company visits
Closing event

Sorry, we no longer accept applications!