The GO!-NH Accelerators put SMEs and start-ups on the fast track to development. In a 3-month programme you’ll go from concept to a business offering innovative solutions that’s ready to take the market by storm. Training sessions, tools and professional support from experts will help you develop your business in a sheltered environment.

GO!-NH Accelerator Sustainable Innovation 2020

GO!-NH Accelerator Sustainable Innovation 2020

Are you an SME, start-up, a student innovation team or a corporate innovation team with a solution in the field of sustainable innovation? The GO!-NH Accelerator helps you grow faster!

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GO!-NH Registration

Innovative SMEs, start-ups, student and corporate teams are invited to submit their ideas to the GO!-NH Program. Some of the applicants will be chosen to qualify for the Selection days

Selection days

The 20 best teams are invited to a selection bootcamp consisting of 2 morning sessions and an entire final day. During the Selection days you can develop your idea or work on your specific challenge. The value proposition will be developed using several tools and frameworks like the Lean Startup, Agile work, Customer Development and Business Modelling. On the final day, the teams will present their idea to a jury of experts who will conduct the final selection.

GO!-NH Accelerator Sustainable Innovation

The selected teams will start with a 4-day-long bootcamp. The bootcamp aims to help teams develop mindfulness, skills and the necessary tool set. During the Accelerator, the teams receive support from coaches and mentors and go through an intensive program of workshops and deep-dives (once every two weeks) to further develop their original idea. The teams learn how to develop and test the product or service idea they came up with in a suitable way for approaching and penetrating the market. The workshops will be held at inspiring locations and you will be directly connected with important stakeholders, potential partners and first customers.

Demo Day

During GO!-NH On Stage the teams will present their proposition and convince investors, partners and first customers. The On Stage also offers the opportunity to share achieved successes and learnings and connect with experts as preparation for further growth and upscaling.

GO!-NH Alumni program

All participating start-ups and innovation teams will join the Alumni Network after the GO!-NH On Stage. Meet-ups and events are organized on a regular basis. With the Alumni program, we are creating a bigger, closer and stronger group of change agents, and the goal is to further develop, expand and activate the ecosystem. The Alumni program already consists of 65 teams!

Why should you participate?

There’s a lot to be gained by participating in the programme:

  • You’ll have a validated idea that has been tested for the market.
  • You’ll create innovative products and services in the field of sustainable mobility that partners and customers are really looking for.
  • You’ll have better focus and will be able to more quickly find a repeatable and scalable business model.
  • You’ll have access to a network of attractive businesses and experts in the field of sustainable mobility.
  • You’ll have access to continued financing from the province of North Holland.

What do we expect from you?

  • Your attendance during the selection days and the workshops.
  • The 10 best teams showing the most potential will take part in the Sustainable Innovation Accelerator. The accelerator starts with a four-day boot camp. During this boot camp you’ll work full-time on your concept with support from experts and mentors.
  • Afterwards, you’ll work actively on your project for a period of three months. During this time you’ll receive coaching, guidance and workshops on a wide variety of topics (financing, growth hacking, technical deep dives).


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Sustainable accelerator topics

The GO!-NH accelerator is primarily a program aiming to boost the development of the economy in North-Holland. The program focuses on networks and sectors such as: construction, concrete, chemicals, fashion, agrifood, packaging, trade and hospitality. The topics for the development of the circular economy in North-Holland are the following:

  • Waste as resource
  • Energy
  • Biobased solutions
  • Circular economy in industry
  • New business models
  • Modular design


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Want to know more?

Contact the Go!-NH team:

Jessica SchonewilleJessica Schonewille

Initiator for the Province of North Holland

Policy consultant with the Province of North Holland

Andre knol

André Knol

Initiator for Innomics
Partners and corporate participation
+31 (0)6 53 48 47 53

Michiel de Klein

Michiel de Klein

Programme and participation of SMEs and start-ups

+31 (0)6 51 47 77 89

Sabrina KosterSabrina Koster

Events, media & communicatie

+31 (0)6 27 10 04 47



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