Nominated for OUT OF THE BOX.NRW

Handwerk Connected GmbH


Nominated by:
Elisabeth Iwanski

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What problem do you solve?

Everybody knows how it feels to find no craftsman if needed. This is a result to the fact that the skills shortage in handcraft is increasing. Most of the handicraft businesses are "fighting" on their own. Our B2B-Online Platform connects the single businesses. They can find and offer support, based on skill matrixes within their own craft or across the professions. The connection of several companies makes the single company more efficient. Furthermore it is timesaving and every single company has a lot more possibilities to manage the skills shortage and the big variety of customer demands by using the strenth of the network.

What's your digital solution?

Processes that previously ran analogously are digitized and, above all, automated on our Handwerk Connected platform. When looking for a cooperation partner, a business owner no longer has to spend hours on the phone looking for someone suitable. Our Platform works with a skill-matrix for the different professions in combination with a timeschedule. So we are not the next "notice board" but an intelligent algorithm to find matching businesses for support or to support. Our cloud-based solution is ready to use and easy to implement into the processes within the single handicraft business.

Why should we award you for your digital business model?

The need to break old ways of thinking has never been more urgent than it is today. Our Network can make a major contribution to solve the problem of the shortage of skilled workers. To reach this goal we are a totally convinced and passionate team who wants to push the currently not strong distincted digitalization in crafts by easy usage. We want to link the digital pros to the analog world of the handicraft businesses.