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MATCH is an open innovation platform

Our goal is to bring together start-ups and corporates by providing a open programme where corporates can publish their challenges and find plenty of start-ups eager to jump at the opportunity.

MATCH by PortXL is open and free for every Dutch company that has a business in the port sectors: Maritime, Logistics, Energy and Chemicals and Refineries.

How to join being a corporate: submit your innovation challenge and receive a customized report filled with start-ups ready to tackle it.

How to join being a start-up: browse through the challenges and if you see one or more you can tackle, then apply and be a part of the report that is presented to the corporate. Get noticed!

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Latest Challenges

Discover the most recent challenges uploaded on MATCH – get inspired and if you are a start-up with a solution, get in touch with us!

Sustainable Floating Crane Fuel
Sustainable Floating Crane Fuel
Plastic Pollution Reduction
Plastic Pollution Reduction
Better Offshore Internet
Better Offshore Internet
Happy Workforce
Happy Workforce
Ecosystem Data Sharing
Ecosystem Data Sharing
Empty Yard Capacity
Empty Yard Capacity
Labour Supply Constraints
Labour Supply Constraints
Minimize Greenhouse Emissions
Minimize Greenhouse Emissions
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Latest Challenges

Discover the most recent challenges uploaded on MATCH – get inspired and if you are a start-up with a solution, get in touch with us!

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What to expect?

PortXL has become a well-known and acknowledged brand that opens doors because of its proven delivery record – over 200 contracts signed by 90 companies in the last 5 years. MATCH brings this to the next level by increasing the fleet of candidates and the piloting opportunities. The global reach and network of PortXL ensures the best MATCH possible for your business and technology.

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Benefits for corporates

MATCH is an open innovation platform where we bridge the gap between the established industry and start-ups. We work with the maritime, energy, logistics and chemicals industries. By exploring the world of start-ups, the experienced PortXL scouting team selects the most suited start-ups from our 3750+ large database, tailored for your challenge. This allows you to inspire an internal culture of innovation, enhance corporate image and most importantly fast-track start-up pilots without costly in-house R&D investment!

Benefits for start-ups

MATCH brings you business and vital connections in the industry. We connect you with potential use cases. Dive through the challenges and discover where your skills match the issue at hand. Apply for MATCH by PortXL today!