PowerLab is a special format for TenneT employees to accelerate their projects. We offer you the perfect setting to work like an entrepreneur and bring your projects to life with testing, coaching, fast decision-making, and real customer feedback. Join and accelerate your existing project or new idea in an innovative environment.
As an expert in your field, you experience the daily challenges and see improvement opportunities first-hand. But sometimes, you may lack resources or the right framework to turn them into reality.
That’s why we launched PowerLab.
Choose the project, challenge or idea you want to accelerate and submit it on your own or as a team.
Activities: Coaching in problem identification, networking with experts
– Ideation workshop for management, March 2nd
– Ideation workshop open for everyone, March 16th
Prove that your project is relevant for TenneT. Attend the ‘PowerCamp’, a series of workshops and pitch your project to a jury to get the resources you need going forward.
Activities: Desk research, customer interviews, stakeholder mapping
Support: Business model coaching, networking and developing a startup mentality
– Power Camp: Apr 25th – May 2nd– Ecosystem Analysis WS: May 9th– Solution & Business model WS: May 25th– Develop roadmap WS: Jun 8th– Pitch Perfect training: Jun 21st– Pitch day: Jun 30th
Develop a prototype of your solution and test it with potential customers. Get feedback on your solution and improve it in an iterative way. Prove that you can solve the challenge with your project.
Activities: Testing, Prototyping, Experiments
Support: Venture architect coaching, Technical experts, Networking
Launch or grow your project. Test all aspects of your business model in a small-scale pilot. Start growing your project.
Activities: User testing, Business model validation, Implementation
Support: Venture architect coaching, Technical experts
You are already working on a project or idea that needs acceleration.
You found a challenge you want to solve and need support to develop it into a project.
You came up with an idea that you want to bring to life.
Not sure if your project or idea fits the format?Simply reach out to us via the contact form below.
Hi, I’m Annelie. Together with my colleagues Jakob and Christian we wanted to improve the knowledge access for new employees. PowerLab showed us how to work like true entrepreneurs, which helped us to save time and generate valuable learnings with mostly just one day per week on this topic. In four months we managed to:
Test and validate if other people in the company face the challenge we’ve identified
Estimate the value that can be created if we improve the current way of knowledge sharing
Consolidate our idea into a project plan
Outline and connect with our potential stakeholders in different departments
Get sponsorship and approval for the project
It will help us to make sure we further support projects with the high success potential and generate learnings from the ones that can’t go forward early on. The PowerLab is definitely the place to learn this type of entrepreneurial working and help our talents develop and grow.Dr. Florian DotzlerHead of Supply Chain Management Large Projects Onshore
We’ve got you covered!
PowerLab is a company-wide initiative open for applications from all TenneT employees with an entrepreneurial mindset, no matter which division they are working for.
A team (of up to four members) is preferred, but not mandatory. This is because typically a team is required to complete all the tasks to turn an idea or concept into a proof of concept, minimum viable product, or pilot. In case you believe you need more than four team members, please explain your case. Applications by individuals are also fine, however we encourage you to start looking for additional team members to join you on your intrapreneurial journey going forward.
For the PowerLab we are looking for projects, ideas and challenges along the core of TenneT. These can be technical ideas, but also process or optimization ideas. Generally they should help our company reach it’s main objectives:
If you have any doubts or questions if your idea is a match for the program – please reach out to us via the contact form.
The language for the application is English. In case you can only apply in another language or need language assistance, please contact the PowerLab team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the application phase has ended and all applications are handed in, a committee of cross-divisional experts together with the PowerLab core team will evaluate all ideas and jointly decide which ideas will be shortlisted. The shortlisted teams are then notified and invited to the first phase of PowerLab.
Your current position will not be affected by participating in the first phase of the PowerLab program. There will be no changes to your salary and other benefits, your contract stays untouched whilst you are participating in PowerLab. In case you (and your team) are selected to the PowerLab program a 20% time commitment is necessary, these arrangements would be aligned with your manager.
Download the PowerLab pitchdeck for more information here. Feel free to share it with your colleagues, as well as the link to this webpage. In case some of your questions are still not covered, reach out to us via the contact form.
Hi, I’m Alex from TenneT PowerLab. Your question is still not answered? Fill in the form or call me directly at +31 (0)6 2577 4802.