Digitizing and robotising derail our current way of working. We will eventually lose 80% of today’s jobs. Of course new, different, jobs will arise but not in the current quantity; ‘we’ are not essential anymore, ‘we’ make place for the automatic. We’re heading towards the 3-day workweek with ‘intellectual challenging and less monotone’ work. What will that mean for us?


We will do less repetitive work, offices are no longer “type-factories”. A need arises for places where we can share our knowledge, where you can meet and smell the energy, because of the activities that take place. The cell office will make place for the serviced office concept.


Quality becomes more important than quantity. We will set higher demands on the properties of our physical environment.


We’ll increasingly work with result-contracts instead of counting the hours; after all, the ‘repetitive’ disappears and employees become entrepreneurs, the average size of organisations will be decreasing.


We’ll have more spare time; entertainment, sports, voluntary work and other leisure activities will take an important place, also on the work floor. Partly combined with the traditional work environment. The emergence of the so-called "third place".

This will lead to a different vision on work, more and more this will become an extension of our personality. This way, the quality of life increases and we will become happier.

To achieve this we will need new initiatives. Initiatives in the interference between real estate (property -> “prop”) and technology (“tech”). Therefore, ODER will invest “hands-on” in  ProptechPodium. Every spring, this will start with the presentation of new ODER business cases. Entrepreneurs in teams of three will pitch their solutions for the problems underlying these cases. An independent jury will determine the best team per case. Directly after this event the teams will start executing their business-plans.

Thereafter the main goal is to send a first invoice in less than 1 year. When this goal is achieved, ODER will invest further and all three team members will get an option on a part of the shares of their “own” venture. When a team doesn’t succeed after 1 year, it will fall apart and the collaboration will be ended. So everyone will stand on the podium twice before they will either disappear from the stage or will continue as an ODER venture.

An ODER venture is meant to become a “scale-up” in 3 to 7 years. At that moment the venture will be sold to a party which will help the venture grown to its next level. Until this point, the winning team and ODER will work together on leaving a Footprint.

Ventures of ODER cover all aspects of the work-environment. Form development to consultancy. But even better in that what disrupts this existing structure. As long as it concerns the new way of working, whatever that may look like.

ODER works together with different parties of Saxion and the University of Twente. All ventures are and will be settled in the region of Twente.