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Dutch tech improves lives at largest electronics fair CES

CES 2018, the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace at Las Vegas, showcased more than 3,900 exhibiting companies. The Holland Startup Pavilion represented the largest single-country pavilion of this years’ edition. At CES, the 53 startups demonstrated how Dutch tech is improving our daily lives.

Dutch tech improved lives at largest electronics fair CES 2018

Holland Startup Pavilion

The Dutch delegation at CES 2018 was led by StartupDelta with HRH Prince Constantijn of Orange as its Startup Envoy. Together with DutchBasecamp they fully prepped the 53 entepreneurs for this highly intensive week and pitching their company to various stakeholders. And it has paid off!

CES  hosted about 185,000 visitors and the Dutch startups got a lot of attention, which was covered by various media. Here’s a media selection.

“The Netherlands is one of the most innovative countries in the world. Startups are the engine of innovation. Our goal is to give all entrepreneurs here a boost, by bringing them in contact with the tech world, large and international investors and corporates. This way these startups get the maximal opportunity to grow further and eventually conquer the world,” said Prince Constantijn.

West Holland at CES 2018

At world’s largest electronics fair CES also 7 West Holland based startups joined the Holland Startup Pavilion. Take a look at the full list of cool startups that represented the Netherlands at www.startupdelta.org.

  • Fizyr (Delft)
    Deep learning for vision guided robotics.
  • INVI (Rotterdam)
    Use the smell to repel – with the INVI Self-defense Bracelet.
  • Sense Glove (Delft)
    Sense Glove enables touch in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Their unique force-feedback system enables feeling the shape and density of virtual objects.
  • Solar Monkey (Delft) / InnovationQuarter portfolio company
    Software that enables solar to become the world’s leading power supply
  • Somnox (Delft)
    The world’s first sleep robot to improve sleep by breathing regulation, sounds, and affection. Sleep faster, longer and wake up naturally.
  • TiledMedia (Rotterdam)
    Stream Amazing Quality VR over Today’s Networks to Today’s Devices.
  • Travis Translator AI (Rotterdam)
    Giving you the Power to Communicate.

InnovationQuarter’s Willemien de Vogel-van Musschenbroek Greve joined CES 2018 to connect with interesting high-tech companies and attract them to the Netherlands. The majority of the companies focused on 5G, smart cities, smart homes, AI, IoT, AR and VR.

But how to find the most exciting technologies on 2,75 million net square feet of exhibit space? It’s impossible to talk to every exhibitor. A thorough preparation in advance made sure we picked out the most promising exhibitors to meet and to discuss the possibilities in setting-up or expand business to Europe’s mainland. Now we will follow up and hopefully welcome some new companies and distribution business to our region within the next years.

Dutch tech improved lives at largest electronics fair CES 2018

Startup Visa in the Netherlands

As an early adopter for new technology, the Netherlands is an ideal starting point to entrepreneurs, innovators and great minds who think on an international scale. The Dutch government made it easier for ambitious entrepreneurs from outside the EU/EEA to start a business in the Netherlands through what is called a ‘Startup Visa’. For a one year period, this visa grants you the possibility to start an innovative company in the Netherlands. CIC Rotterdam, YES!Delft, PortXL and Erasmus Centre. for Entrepreneurship (ECE) a.o. are facilitators for this Startup Visa.

CES 2019

Next year, the CES might benefit from additional Dutch knowledge on resilience! After all, the Dutch have some knowledge on coping with rain and making sure the business continues!


Source / StartupDelta / NLinSF