The jury

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Michiel Muller (serial entrepreneur)

Innovation Market

The Innovation Market is one of the interactive stages. Here, each entrepreneur has the time to present their idea before the jury and each judge scores every presentation on a score card. The judges are also allowed to make their selection for the final contenders, based on this presentation and on which business plan is their best. Hence, a final decision is made on the finalists.

This year the jury consisted of Alexander Carp, ABN AMRO; Herman de Knop, Philips; Teije Smittenaar, Port of Rotterdam; Jaco van Zijll Langhout, BearingPoint; Diederik Vismans, BCG; Jan Theodoor Wiltschek, SAP; Erik Ubels, OVG; Bernt van de Loo, KPMG; Jean-Jacques Sliepen, Nieuw Creatief Peil and Auke Ferwerda, wearereasonablepeople.

The final

At the finals, the finalists will pitch their business plans to the jury, the audience and the press. The jury consists of seven business leaders. These judges look at the business plan, but during the final they can ask the finalists the questions that where not answered before. These business leaders will than choose the winners of the Innovator Award and the Rough Diamond award.

This year the jury Consists of Frans van Houten, CEO Philips; Han Gerrits, Partner at KPMG; Fred Bos, CFO at ABN AMRO; Jan van der Tempel, Founder at Ampelmann, on behalf of Port of Rotterdam; Jaco van Zijll Langhout, Director at BearingPoint; Allard Creyghton, Senior Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group and Michiel Muller, Serial Entrepreneur, on behalf of OVG

Get to know our jury

CEO Philips
Frans van Houten

Frans van Houten is CEO of Royal Philips. He is passionate about business transformation and is a long-time champion of innovating sustainably. His ethos is rooted in a lean entrepreneurial approach and he leads the company in its goal to make the world healthier and more sustainable and to deliver on the company’s stated goal of improving three billion lives per year by 2025.

Partner KPMG
Han Gerrits

Han is the founder and CEO of the Innovation Factory. He joined KPMG as a partner in 2014. Innovation guru helping larger companies to become more innovative by developing innovation strategy, changing the innovation culture, improving product development, developing the innovation funnel, enhancing idea generation, introducing idea management and innovation portfolio management.

CFO at ABN AMRO
Fred Bos

Fred Bos has over 25 years of banking experience in Commercial Banking, Private Banking, Global Transportation and Risk Functions. Between 2003 and 2008 Fred was member of the Executive Board of Fortis Bank (Nederland) Holding N.V. Fred’s view on innovation is: “We live in a rapid changing environment. The financial crisis has worked as a catalyst for the financial sector. Numerous new entrants increased regulations and changing client expectations makes innovation a core pillar of the business model and strategy of the bank. This brings lots of opportunities and above all increase of value for all stakeholders”.

Founder at Ampelmann, on behalf of Port of Rotterdam
Jan van der Tempel

Jan van der Tempel (1974) is the inventor and founder of Ampelmann. After growing Ampelmann from startup to global leader in offshore access, Jan stepped down as CEO to return to his passions: teaching and technology development. Since 2015 he runs DOB-Academy providing education to the offshore energy industry. In parallel he works on a radically new offshore wind turbine concept.

Partner BearingPoint
Jaco van Zijll Langhout

The Philips Innovation Awards is not just a concept talking about open innovation. It is experimenting how two merged ideas can create a better one and investigating how business models could be complementary. I’m curious to see how this year’s participants, Philips, BearingPoint and partners can accelerate together.

Partner at Boston Consulting Group
Allard Creyghton

Allard Creyghton joined The Boston Consulting Group in January 1994. He is a core member of the Financial Institutions and Health Care practices, focusing on large-scale transformations and organizational effectiveness. He leads BCG's work focused on high-performance organizations, alternative channels, and sales force effectiveness— among other topics. From 2011 through 2014, Allard was the managing partner leading BCG's San Francisco office. Since December 2015, Allard has served as the managing partner of the Amsterdam office.

Serial Entrepreneur
Michiel Muller

Michiel Muller is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Tango, Route Mobiel and Picnic.

Founder at Ampelmann, on behalf of Port of Rotterdam
Jan van der Tempel

Jan van der Tempel (1974) is the inventor and founder of Ampelmann. After growing Ampelmann from startup to global leader in offshore access, Jan stepped down as CEO to return to his passions: teaching and technology development. Since 2015 he runs DOB-Academy providing education to the offshore energy industry. In parallel he works on a radically new offshore wind turbine concept.

Partner BearingPoint
Jaco van Zijll Langhout

The Philips Innovation Awards is not just a concept talking about open innovation. It is experimenting how two merged ideas can create a better one and investigating how business models could be complementary. I’m curious to see how this year’s participants, Philips, BearingPoint and partners can accelerate together.

Partner at Boston Consulting Group
Allard Creyghton

Allard Creyghton joined The Boston Consulting Group in January 1994. He is a core member of the Financial Institutions and Health Care practices, focusing on large-scale transformations and organizational effectiveness. He leads BCG's work focused on high-performance organizations, alternative channels, and sales force effectiveness— among other topics. From 2011 through 2014, Allard was the managing partner leading BCG's San Francisco office. Since December 2015, Allard has served as the managing partner of the Amsterdam office.

Serial Entrepreneur
Michiel Muller

Michiel Muller is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Tango, Route Mobiel and Picnic.