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Egon Verharen

Manager Innovation at NPO, stimulating and facilitating innovation at the Netherlands national public broadcasters.

I was given the chance to set up the new Innovation department at NPO, with the task to stimulate and facilitate innovation at the national public broadcast organisations and to support their innovation projects.

We manage the innovation agenda, the innovation programme portfolio and organize knowledge sharing events. In working on innovative media projects we match the organisations' wishes and problems with solutions provided by startups (as part of the EBU Sandbox hub). Our focus is on working together with the broadcast organisations on Horizon 2 (new business models).
Furthermore we run our own projects on strategic development opportunities.
And we contribute to NPO's policy plans and advise the Board and Directors on technical issues. 

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