Verhaert and BEACON become partners to enhance innovation services
Verhaert Masters in Innovation and BEACON both work for the crown of the industry and innovative start-ups and scale-ups. This collaboration strengthens them to support the challenges of companies with innovation services. The services of both companies are highly complementary and cover the entire innovation process from idea to market introduction.
Partnership retaining independent activity
Verhaert and BEACON enter an agreement whereby Verhaert acquires the shares of BEACON. Operationally, however, BEACON will retain its independent activity under the current management.
In recent years, BEACON’s management has developed a fantastic team of project managers who have gained great expertise in innovation and product development. As a result, they have acquired a unique position on the Dutch market. Moreover, they are perfectly connected to the entire Dutch innovation ecosystem. A local project management is crucial to put our knowledge and skills in strategic, digital and product innovation, as well as our technology portfolio at the service of our Dutch customers. This cooperation lays the foundation for this. I look forward to working with the management of BEACON, Tom Stefels and Quintijn Innikel, to further expand this in the years to come.Koen Verhaert, CEO Verhaert Masters in Innovation
Supporting companies with innovation projects
Verhaert Masters in Innovation, a leading innovation service provider from the Antwerp region (Belgium), and BEACON, a specialist in the management of innovation projects from Utrecht (the Netherlands), both work for the crown of the industry as well as innovative start-ups and scale-ups. The customers of Verhaert and BEACON have great confidence in finding an answer to their challenges in the field of innovation. Their client portfolio includes companies such as Friesland Campina, Unilever, Atag, Gazelle, Eneco, Atlas Copco, Barco, Engie, ESA and Nestlé.
Together with our team, we have enjoyed developing BEACON over the past 15 years into what it is today: a leading partner in innovation management. It is increasingly important to properly organize the innovation in the market. That’s why our goal was to further grow our services and team in the future. We had the choice to do this on our own, or to join a credible, professional player, and chose the latter. We are very happy with Verhaert as a partner because of their size and their versatile profile. Both professionally and personally, we have an excellent connection. We look forward with confidence to the further growth of the teams of BEACON and Verhaert in the coming years.Quintijn Innikel and Tom Stefels, BEACON management.