IoT Innovation


The Next Big Thing AG is the successful company builder for IoT in Europe. Berlin is part of the official de:hub initiative of the German government. As Berlin is transforming into the IoT Hub for Germany, we have made it our mission to support companies of all sizes on their path to IoT innovation.

To venture into the space of digital transformation and to successfully innovate using IoT requires a broad range of technological understanding as well as a strong vision. At NBT we have done the homework and gathered the most knowledgeable IoT talent with a deep background in AI, blockchain, edge computing to tackle predictive maintenance, asset tracking, digital twins, and more.

Our goal is to help you find the solutions to your challenges and those facing your industry. We develop new products, services, and your new business models in IoT. We’re ready to challenge the status quo with you. We will bring the technological expertise and driven entrepreneurs that allow us to crack the problem fast.

Other people talk about predictive maintenance, asset tracking, or fleet management – we work on solving the IoT-puzzle with you. We know how to create the backbone of innovation, you know where to start. Ready to work together?

 Looking to innovate with IoT? Contact us

Explore our Success-Factors

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    Getting the business case right

    Our main goal is to create value for an existing business, actual customers and stakeholders. Therefore, the innovation process is strongly focused on discovering the real needs and creation of a unique user experience. We developed a unique method to speed up product discovery and assess IoT business models to ensure customer acceptance and sustainable revenue stream for a new venture.

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    Embracing the entrepreneurial culture

    Large corporations often find themselves stuck in a linear mindset, unable to anticipate the exponential growth of smaller businesses and start-ups. We involve brilliant talents, who react to rapid changes caused by exponential technologies and shape the future of their own core business by experimenting and iterating. Being strongly connected with the tech startup community in Europe, we reach out to the most talented founders and startups and bring them in to drive newly created ventures.

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    Reckoning on the technology

    From the first steps, we focus on technological feasibility and co-develop a solution together with a corporate and established network of our technology providers. The versatile NBT Tech stack is a powerful base for a new venture, reduces uncertainty around reliability of IoT technology, product development time, and the risk of tech breakdown.


Our Process

Discovery of the organizational challenges
  • Insights in value creation of current business
  • Operational team constellation
  • Definition of strategic goals
IoT Design Sprint
  • In-depth user and market research
  • Co-definition and co-creation of an MVP
  • IoT Business Model design
Rapid prototyping
  • Technical feasibility assessment
  • IoT business case validation
  • Large scale pilot project
Venture engineering
  • New venture establishment
  • Co-financing and IP division
  • Product development roadmap
Market entry & distribution
  • Go-to-market strategy
  • Marketing and sales set up
  • Production & delivery