NEXT BIG THING

IoT company builder of Europe

You dream. We create.

IoT & Blockchain
Corporate Innovation
Entrepreneurship

Next Big Thing offers a complete framework for the acceleration of IoT ventures. We are an operational VC, technology provider, and innovation partner made up of a strong team of business architects, technology experts, and experienced founders.

Our programmatic approach distills and nurtures the most valuable ideas, guiding our ventures throughout the entire development process. Supported by our thriving ecosystem, NBT’s unique company-building model drives our ventures towards success.

THE MORE YOU KNOW
IoT Analytics created a panorama of external innovation options for companies looking to transform with IoT. Use the Guide to IoT Innovation to learn how you can benefit from end-to-end IoT innovation through company building, close the tech skill gap in IoT quickly, and leverage NBT to go-to-market faster with your IoT business case.
NOVEMBER 2017
Harald Zapp Speaks at Club of Three
Club of Three is an initiative between several European states that brings together senior members of business, politics, academia and the media. The aim of the initiative is to provide an informal platform to discuss solutions to the greatest challenges faced by Europe. Our CEO, Harald, was invited to speak at one of their senior meetings to share his vision for the future of digitalization. Specific points of discussion were around how digitalization can better democratic debate and drive better policy decisions, how digitalization can provide new opportunities for regions and communities left behind, and how to make internet-connected devices safer. Harald's keynote was preceded by Nick Coleman - Global Head of Cyber Security Intelligence at IBM and Edie Lush - Executive Editor at Hub Culture and Former Chair of British American Project (BAP).
NOVEMBER 2017
Harald Speaks at the East German Economic Forum
Innovation competitions can present a great opportunity for startups to promote themselves and become recognised as leaders in their fields by respected awards bodies. Our smart building startup, Metr, were shortlisted from 74 startups to pitch their venture along with 19 others at the Degewo innovation competition "Smart Up The City 2017"0 at Telefónica BASECAMP. The competition, organised by Berlin’s leading housing association Degewo, aimed to reveal the greatest business models and technologies in the areas of real estate management, energy supply, building automation, mobility and communication. Ulrich Jursch, Managing Director of degewo netzWerk GmbH revealed that the ideas of all 20 selected start-ups are characterized by the convincing approaches that address an existing problem for housing construction companies. From the 20 startups selected to pitch, Metr have been selected as one of five finalists.
OCTOBER 2017
Celebrating 50 years of Berlin’s Partnership at TOA LA
To mark 50 years of partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles, TOA LA hosted an event in the Californian city to celebrate. The event was held to bring Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berlin closer together, driving innovation and cooperation between these world leading tech cities in the fields of technology, science, research and environmental protection. Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller said "By visiting Los Angeles, we not only want to bring Berlin’s attitude towards life to L.A., we also want to intensify and expand our strategic cooperation in the cultural and creative sector, in startups, technology, and science and research, and in climate and environmental protection." As a leading figure in the German tech scene, our CEO was invited to speak at TOA LA to present Next Big Thing AG, and what we are doing to accelerate the adoption of IoT throughout Europe.
SEPTEMBER 2017
Metr, Reach the Finals of the Degewo Innovation Competition
Innovation competitions can present a great opportunity for startups to promote themselves and become recognised as leaders in their fields by respected awards bodies. Our smart building startup, Metr, were shortlisted from 74 startups to pitch their venture along with 19 others at the Degewo innovation competition “Smart Up The City 2017” at Telefónica BASECAMP. The competition, organised by Berlin’s leading housing association Degewo, aimed to reveal the greatest business models and technologies in the areas of real estate management, energy supply, building automation, mobility and communication. Ulrich Jursch, Managing Director of degewo netzWerk GmbH revealed that the ideas of all 20 selected start-ups are characterized by the convincing approaches that address an existing problem for housing construction companies. From the 20 startups selected to pitch, Metr have been selected as one of five finalists.