This first implementation of The Owls Breakthrough Method© is in the field of healthcare, in collaboration with VitaValley. The book Iedereen Beter offers a coherent step-by-step plan for the successful development and implementation of healthcare innovations, based on the Owls’ unique Breakthrough Method©. The Owls as the main sponsor was strongly involved in this project.
At a recent meeting Project Manager of The Owls Foundation Johanna Noom presented Rutger Baan, Board Member of Noaber Foundation, a print copy of Breakthrough: From Innovation to Impact, Volume 2, which was published in September 2018. Noaber Foundation sponsored the Breakthrough book series.
Jan Jurriëns, lecturer in Sustainable Strategy (ESB) and Innovation at Avans Hogeschool (Avans University of Applies Sciences) in The Netherlands, receives his print copy of the new volume of Breakthrough From Innovation to Impact from project manager Johanna Noom. Mr Jurriëns contributed a chapter on The Circular Economy to the book.
At a meeting in Rotterdam in October, Chairman of The Owls Foundation Henk van den Breemen presented former Prime Minister of The Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende with a printed copy of Breakthrough: From Innovation to Impact, Volume 2, which was published in September 2018. Mr Balkenende, who made the encouragement of innovation a priority for his […]
Following the success of the first volume of The Owls’ Breakthrough From Innovation to Impact, we are proud to present Volume 2, the follow-up edition. Once again we have found leading politicians, businessmen and industrialists who were prepared to contribute. As sustainability and the circular economy are hot topics that confront political and business leaders […]
GUIDO BRAAM is an entrepreneur who initiated a number of impact-driven startups, which he co-owns through his company Powered by Meaning. In 2012 he decided to focus on the transition towards a circular economy and became CEO of Circle Economy, a social enterprise. Circle Economy accelerates the transition to circularity through on-the-ground action focused on […]
Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands for eight years from 2002 until 2010, had a meteoric political career. An academic by profession, he only entered national politics in 1988 at the age of 42 when he was first elected to the House of Representatives for the Christian Democratic Alliance party (CDA). Only four […]
In an era dominated by multinational corporations, family-owned businesses find it increasingly hard to compete at a global level. Yet the Dutch dredging and marine engineering business Van Oord has managed to survive and prosper after expanding its operations from the Netherlands throughout the world. It has achieved this by a policy of judicious mergers, […]
Since 2006 the mission and vision of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) have been dedicated to the topic of Healthy Ageing. This includes a focus on the specific demographics of the Northern Netherlands and more broadly on the projections of a globally ageing population with enormous consequences for many societies. Because these consequences go […]