I see change ahead

Focus on Innovation to provide new solutions to changes & challenges

Breaking New Business Ground; your reliable partner in Malawi

The world is facing new and serious challenges. The global population is growing. Food requirements are estimated to raise by some 70%, while the amount of land available for agriculture is decreasing due to urbanization. Climate change poses a significant threat. Developing countries, like Malawi, are the countries most affected. Fortunately more and more innovative companies are seeking to contribute actively in resolving these global problems.

Global problems ask for innovative solutions

Innovators turn great ideas into brilliant solutions. But how do you tailor your idea to local circumstances. How do you base your idea on a viable business case? Where do you find reliable partners? This is where Breaking New Business Ground is highly skilled!

One of our projects with TNO

Solutions for a local context

More than 20 years of business experience in Malawi have given Martine Berger a good insight in local habits & sensibilities in Malawi. She knows how to turn complex issues into practical business solutions and will introduce you to value adding networks. Are you looking for a new market in East-Africa? Does your innovation contributes to sustainable development?

Breaking New Business Ground helps you move from idea to action.

why Breaking New Business Ground?

we find your reliable partner in Malawi

Breaking New Business Ground finds your matching business partners in Malawi, while connecting new technology to local entrepreneurs.

always a viable business cases

Breaking New Business Ground creates a profitable business case for your sustainable value proposition

Be part of an international partnership

Breaking New Business Ground connects businesses, nongovernmental- and public organisations

our solutions fit the context

Breaking New Business Gound focusses on Malawi, where Martine has >20 years business experience, understands local customs & sensibilities and introduces you to value adding networks

customer experiences

“Martine is a visionary. She has the ability to think big; she envisions the necessary changes to bring about lasting social and environmental change. Martine is truly passionate about what she does, she is dedicated, result-driven, persistent and an effective trouble shooter. In addition she is just a fun person to be with. I’m delighted to partner with her in Africa.”

Nienke Poortvliet
Owner Keen Pepper

“ At TNO I’m fully engaged in inclusive innovations in developing countries in order to reach impact at low-income groups. Cooperation with local partners is crucial here, because they are familiar with the local context. We collaborate with Martine Berger for over a year now, on cold fired brick production in Malawi. Her contribution is valuable; she performed a market study, organised a  working visit and she brought us in contact with the right companies.” I’m enthusiastic about her added value to set up a new value chain abroad. ”

Mathilde Miedema
Programme Manager TNO Innovation for Development

“Like no other Breaking New Business Ground is capable of getting Social Enterprises of the ground. Martine combines years of experience as a social entrepreneur in Africa with great insight in the playing field and she knows all stakeholders involved in turning an innovation into a success.”

Anneke Sipkens
General Manager of DOEN foundation

do you have any questions?

Does your innovation contributes to sustainable development? Let’s talk. Together we can innovate Malawi
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