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KPN Innovation Playground

Experience the future,
innovate today

Every organization is directly or indirectly involved with technology. To keep up in this era of digitalization, they are forced to invent, develop, and test innovations and products. KPN Innovation Playground is the technology hub where this is possible, with the aim of connecting new technologies with the customer’s products and services.

In an inspiring and cutting-edge environment, makers and developers can develop and test new services on the KPN network with security solutions that KPN offers. Companies visit the Playground in order to innovate faster and better with the help of workshops, guidance and advice.

KPN Innovation Playground:

  • Introduces companies and start-ups to KPN’s latest services and technologies, some of which have not even appeared on the market yet;
  • Makes these technologies accessible to developers by bringing them together in one open facility;
  • Creates and mixes new ideas and business opportunities by bringing together knowledge and skills in an informal way.
Free access to the test location

The Playground is freely accessible to companies and developers seeking to improve their existing products or wanting to test their new products or services. We also help you to innovate faster and better with the help of workshops, guidance and advice.

Why an Innovation Playground?


The speed at which technologies converge creates opportunities for new applications. To grasp those opportunities, you need a place where you have access to these technologies and where you meet inspiring people at the coffee machine. That is KPN Innovation Playground. An open innovation lab where you get hands-on access to KPN’s latest technologies and its (hardware) suppliers in order to develop your own products and services. IoT, AI, AR, APIs, Cyber Security, and 5G to name a few.

Workshops and testing possibilities

Take a look at our workshops and participate. Or come and test for new network innovations. Get inspired: experiment and innovate today.

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Internet of Things
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AI/Machine Learning
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Events

Expert Day: every 4th Thursday of the month, one or more KPN experts are present to help you. Send an e-mail if you want to come along, then we can match your question to one of our specialists.

Facilities

We offer three spaces, each with its own opportunities, which can be used for testing and meetings.

Do you need more time to test, improve, or debug your solutions? Then there is the possibility to stay at the Innovation Playground in the form of a Playground Campout.

Interested? Send an e-mail explaining the aim of your visit and we will be happy to help you. Or call +31 (0)10-7171371.

The Lab

Space suitable for testing hardware and for use during office hours.

  • 100 m2, WiFi, TV screen, whiteboard, 220v outlets, meeting table with 6 chairs, 3 workbenches with 18 stools, shared toilets.
  • Coffee and lunch available in the RDM canteen.
  • Free parking on the RDM terrain.
Interested? Get in touch!
The Silent Space

Are you someone who needs to concentrate while you are innovating? Then make use of the Silent Space.

  • 40 m2, WiFi, 4 chairs and 1 desk, shared toilets.
  • Coffee and lunch available in the RDM canteen.
  • Free parking on the RDM terrain.
Interested? Get in touch!
The Loft

Ideal as a demonstration or conference room. This is not a test space.

  • Coffee and lunch available in the RDM canteen.
  • Free parking on the RDM terrain.
  • The OIS Loft is for hire. Price on request.
Interested? Get in touch!
Playground Campout

For anyone wanting to extensively test, improve, or debug their solutions, there is the possibility to stay a few days, free of charge, at the Innovation Playground. Send an e-mail in advance with the aim of your visit and we will be happy to help you.

  • Drop by for a few days (no nights).
  • Make use of all our facilities.
  • Test your products and services.
  • No obligations.
Interested? Get in touch!

Frequently Asked Questions

Playground Campouts: during a Campout a company, start-up, or educational institution can spend a few days at the KPN Innovation Playground extensively testing product and services on new technology. In this way, they can validate their riskiest assumptions. This allows the market to test SCEF network functionalities before they are released by KPN.

Expert day: every 4th Thursday of the month there is one or more KPN expert present to help you. Send us an e-mail if you want to come along, so that we can match your request with one of our specialists.

Monthly Meet-ups: during this high impact meeting, innovators in the market can meet with each other and discuss a wide range of innovative designs. This stimulates business and co-creation. KPN Innovation Playground already has extensive experience in this regard (such as Start-up evenings, the IoT Academy meet-ups, and KPN Security Hackathons).

Exclusive innovation workshops: these workshops can focus on customer inquiries and target any specific KPN industry portfolio (e.g. IoT, AI, API, data collaboration, UC, cybersecurity, health, agriculture, industry).

Certainly! We realize that ‘the latest’ is a dynamic and often temporary thing and that the knowledge of its use is not always in the hands of one person. We are always open for special requests, such as the building of specific environments, testing areas, or adding technology that we do not (yet) have on the shelf. Let us know and we will adjust accordingly.

Visiting KPN Innovation Playground for testing purposes is free during the Playground Campouts. In this way, we keep the threshold for testing and prototyping low. Visits are by appointment only and can be initiated by one of the participating KPN Innovation hubs. Some workshops are not free. Any costs are listed along with the workshops.

Due to the corona pandemic, you can visit KPN Innovation Playground with a maximum of two people. We have a workplace and a testing space available of, respectively, 340 m2 and 64 m2. More than enough space for sessions. Of course, we ensure that the 1.5-meter distance is respected. Send an e-mail and we will contact you. Or sign up for one of our events!

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IoT Introductory workshop

Do you want to get started with the Internet of Things (IoT)? But you are not exactly sure what you can do with it or what you need to think about when you start an IoT project? Our IoT Introductory workshop informs management and employees who do not have ‘IT’ in their job titles and provides an idea about what you can do with IoT.

1 hour, €150 per person (excl. VAT). Minimum 10 people per workshop.

IoT Deep Dive workshop

You already know what added value IoT can have for your company and you want to start implementing IoT? Then take part in the IoT Deep Dive workshop. Depending on your wishes and requirements, we can adapt our services to the knowledge, business validation, or concept design for your IoT ideas. A unique session that not only teaches you the endless possibilities of IoT, but also offers you the opportunity to get started with your ideas straight away.

4 hours, €250 per person (excl. VAT). Minimum 10 people per workshop.

LoRa and LTE-M testing

KPN Innovation Playground is freely accessible for anyone who wants to work with IoT connectivity protocols, such as LoRa, LTE-M, and xG. We give you test sims and LoRa keys so that you can test and improve your device. In addition, we’ll help you find or build a prototype. Within our partner network, we have all the tools and expertise to help you on your way.

No fees, no time limits (take as long as you need).

LoRa and LTE-M workshops

Looking for in-depth technical and coding knowledge? Sign up for one of our LoRa and LTE-M workshops. During a workshop you will develop your own IoT application with our own development board, The Marvin. At the end of the workshop you will be able to keep it. The Marvin is an Arduino board with various inputs and outputs. During the workshop, you will set up your own application server, including a website, database and dashboard.

4 hours, €206 (excl. VAT) (including 'Marvin' development board and pizza for dinner).

Inspiration sessions

Every 4th Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet the technology experts from KPN Innovation Playground and our partners. In an informal setting, you can discuss your latest ideas, and get answers that will help you progress your plans.

Open access. No fees.

Interested? Send an e-mail with the aim of your participation and the experts that you hope to speak to. We will be happy to help you.

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Boardroom game

During the boardroom game, you will put yourself in the shoes of a member of a company’s management team. Together with your team, you will take measures to increase the cyber resilience of the organization but in the meantime, you will be attacked in all kinds of ways. Do you know how to make the right choices? By immersing yourself, in just an hour and a half you will get to know the most important aspects, terminology, and possible strategies with regard to security, so that your basic knowledge of cybersecurity automatically moves to a higher level.

1.5 hours, €2.500 per workshop (excl. VAT), 5-25 people.

Implementation testing

Curious about whether your software solution, product, system, or platform is working as expected? Then it is time fort he ultimate test. In our laboratory, we help you to see what happens when your implement your creation in ‘real life’. KPN Innovation Playground has a datacenter of more than 1,000 m2, packed with equipment from all major security suppliers, some of which are not even on the market yet.

We also have a fully operational virtual business, with all the characteristics of a physical company: workspaces, e-mail, a website, social media, etc. An ideal environment to test your solution in terms of functionality, security, deployability, and reliability. So, we go much further than a Cloud-based test facility or a single brand test device. We provide a test facility that fits the future.

Costs dependent on intake request.

Security testing: compliance, control

Finished testing your API in an online test environment? Then the next step is to test a virtually controlled critical environment in which we attack your API to ensure that it is truly secure. KPN Security Labs has a wide range of devices and extensive testing knowledge. This way, we can measure whether the generated traffic is really secure. This guarantees the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. We go further and deeper than the online offering, both in terms of testing and reporting. Do you want a good understanding of the security of your API before it goes into production? Come to KPN’s Innovation Playground.

Costs dependent on intake request.

Security testing: cyber, vulnerabilities

In our lab we have a hacking machine and other ‘weapons of war’, which we use to attack your solution. This gives you a detailed insight into the security of your product.

Costs dependent on intake request.

Security testing: traffic

A DDOS attack can undermine and sometimes completely interrupt online services and performance. We can send different kinds of traffic to your solutions to test the availability of the online services. In our workshop, you will test the resilience of your website and learn what you must do to prevent or recover from an attack. This way, you get indispensable insights and tips from the Netherlands’ market leader in security.

Costs dependent on intake request

Inspiration sessions

Every 4th Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet the technology experts from KPN Innovation Playground and our partners. In an informal setting, you can discuss your latest ideas, and get answers that will help you progress your plans. Open access. No fees.

Interested? Send an e-mail with the aim of your participation and the experts that you hope to speak to. We will be happy to help you.


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API Store & development

The APIs from our API Store are ready for developers to test and use. To improve your customer experience, we have made available a series of APIs for, among other things, secure communication, first-time-right-solutions, omni-channel customer experience and security authentication. In this workshop you will learn how to integrate an API into existing applications and how it adds values to processes and products. The technical landscape is changing rapidly and customers are increasingly demanding. Thanks to this workshop you will be able to meet the needs of your customer quickly and effortlessly!

No fees.

Inspiration sessions

Every 4th Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet the technology experts from KPN Innovation Playground and our partners. In an informal setting, you can discuss your latest ideas, and get answers that will help you progress your plans.

Open access. No fees.

Interested? Send an e-mail with the aim of your participation and the experts that you hope to speak to. We will be happy to help you.

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AI/Machine Learning workshop

Machine Learning is a term that you increasingly come across nowadays. Developments over the past decade have ensured that computers are taking over more and more human tasks. Machine Learning can be used, for example, to make advanced sensors or to make IoT solutions obsolete. Do you also want to know what Machine Learning can mean for you? Then come along! After a theoretical introduction, you can get started with Google’s AIY Vision Kit. You’ll immediately discover what you must pay attention to if you want to apply Machine Learning within your own processes.

4 hours, €250 per person (excl. VAT). Minimum 10 people per workshop.

Inspiration sessions

Every 4th Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet the technology experts from KPN Innovation Playground and our partners. In an informal setting, you can discuss your latest ideas, and get answers that will help you progress your plans.

Open access. No fees.

Interested? Send an e-mail with the aim of your participation and the experts that you hope to speak to. We will be happy to help you.

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Telco Network features unlocked

Developers are always looking to make software platforms and devices more compact, more energy efficient and more economical. The new network technology SCEF (Service Capability Exposure Function) makes it possible to apply Telco functions to products and services that previously were not available for KPN customers and developers.

With SCEF, these functions are made available through new Telco APIs (programmable interfaces) for all kinds of Internet of Things objectives. Think for example of extending the life of a battery, because communication to an IoT device is more efficient. Curious about which functions your products or services can use? Read the information below or visit the KPN Innovation Playground to experience it for yourself.

Many network functionalities are already available via so-called Network Exposure APIs. Some APIs are listed below for developers:

NIDD: Non-IP Data Delivery

For sensors that transmit small amounts of data and are dependent on a battery, NIDD can contribute to efficient communication with low power devices that last up to ten years on a battery. A typical application of NIDD is use cases, in which large numbers of battery-driven sensors are used.

Available Q3 2020

MONTE: Monitoring Events

MONTE can be used to monitor events and share additional information about the IoT device, such as location, availability and roaming activity. So, you don’t have to use a position (GPS) module. That saves money and the size of your device. MONTE can also be useful in, for example, tunnels where network information is available and GPS is not. MONTE offers the possibility to configure, detect and report events to authorized users. The major advantage of this functionality is that the events are directly available via the Network Exposure API. This way, the application does not have to make a request for every device, which saves power.

Available Q3 2020

MSISDN-less

Usually, you access a device via its MSISDN, but new devices are also accessible via an alternative external ID. This allows you to, for example, create a personalized, external ID series, which may suit your target group better.

Available Q3 2020

HL Com: High Latency Communication

High Latency (delayed) communication is used when sending information to a device that is in battery-saving mode. Think of PSM (power-saving mode) or eDRX (Discontinuous Reception), or of a device that sometimes does not have a connection. This makes it possible to turn off devices more often, which also yields significant battery saving.

Expected Q4 2020

GROUPE: Grouping of devices

Network exposure also makes it possible to reach devices from multiple application servers. Conversely, it is also possible to reach several devices simultaneously from one application server. Previously, this was not possible with cheap devices and it offers flexibility and scalability.

Expected Q4 2020

Device triggering

IoT devices do not always have the ability to communicate and are not always available to the application server. This is often not necessary and they can actually remain in sleep mode for as long as possible. With the SCEF Device triggering API, a request can still be made from the application server and a trigger sent to the device. As soon as the device is out of sleep mode, it receives a signal via a specific trigger (special SMS) to communicate with the application server. This happens in a secure way because device triggering is first authorized by the KPN network.

Expected 2021

Inspiration sessions

Every 4th Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet the technology experts from KPN Innovation Playground and our partners. In an informal setting, you can discuss your latest ideas, and get answers that will help you progress your plans.

Open access. No fees.

Interested? Send an e-mail with the aim of your participation and the experts that you hope to speak to. We will be happy to help you.

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