‘Winning the ProFit award means a lot to us. On the day it was to be announced, everybody in our company was waiting for the outcome. When project leader Thomas Hartong called me and told me the positive news, I felt proud. Within Yalp it caused a flood of text messages to congratulate him. This gives a lot of extra energy to keep going with the development, which is sometimes quite a laborious process with a lot of challenges.
Winning such an innovation award also contributes to a positive image in the market, although for the concept itself this is somewhat limited because we are still in the development phase. The support to do the prototyping and testing with partners within the FieldLab is very important to us, because it is precisely this phase which is so crucial. With this support we can move to an even higher professional standard. This will definitely increase the final quality of our concept.’
Ben Admiraal, director of Yalp, producer and supplier of playgrounds and sports products.