A soft landing for VSParticle in the California Bay Area

Last week, the moment had finally arrived for Delft nanotech startup VSParticle: the start of the Soft Landing Program by InnovationQuarter, Medical Delta and UC (Berkeley) CITRIS. The Program is being implemented under a MoU signed in 2016 by the above parties in the presence of Minister Jet Bussemaker.

Economic mission of the Province of Zuid-Holland to China

Mr. Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner in the Province of Zuid-Holland, led an economic and trade mission to China from 4 June to 9 June 2017. InnovationQuarter, together with Dutch companies, research institutes and the Municipality of Westland - in total over 25 people - joined the mission.

Exploring cooperation at TU Delft Research Exhibition

The second edition of the TU Delft Research Exhibition – the largest scientific expo in the Netherlands – took place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2017. After the positive response to the first Research Exhibition in 2014, this year’s edition was even larger, both in terms of the number of projects and the wide range of research groups and industries that were covered.

Invest in Holland at first GFIA in Europe

Invest in Holland, the collaborative acquisition network aimed at attracting foreign companies, took part in the first European edition of the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture (GFIA) in Utrecht on 9 and 10 May. This was the first time the international agricultural fair had been held in the Netherlands. Abu Dhabi had hosted the event for the past four years.

Toxys launches large international validation study for ToxTracker

Together with a consortium of leading experts in the field of genotoxicity, Toxys has started a large inter-laboratory validation study for their ToxTracker assay. With this study, Toxys aims to demonstrate the transferability, intra- and inter-laboratory reproducibility as well as the predictive capacity of the assay.

West Holland entrepreneurs make their mark in southern Germany

A 60-strong delegation, headed by InnovationQuarter and Economische Programmaraad Zuidvleugel (EPZ, the regional economic board), recently met with existing and potential German partners in Munich and Stuttgart. During an intensive two-day mission to southern Germany (1 to 3 May), delegates took part in a rich programme of activities focusing on cyber security and personalised medicine. The visit provided many opportunities to establish useful contacts for future cooperation and business openings in the southern German market.

Airborne International secures Series C investment round to accelerate its automation growth strategy

Airborne International, a leading provider of advanced composite solutions for a variety of industrial applications, accelerates its growth strategy by completing a Series C round. SABIC, via its corporate venturing arm, has invested growth capital in composites specialist Airborne International B.V. (“Airborne”) in The Hague. With this investment, SABIC joins a growth financing round by existing shareholders including Pangaea Ventures Fund III, L.P., HPE PRO Institutional Fund B.V., InnovationQuarter Capital and Innovatiefonds Brabant B.V..

The Netherlands Ranks No. 1 in Connectivity on 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index

The Netherlands ranks first in the EU for connectivity and fourth in the EU for overall digitization on the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). Released annually by the European Commission, DESI measures digital progress of European countries based on five different categories. These categories include connectivity, human capital, use of internet, integration of digital technology and digital public services. The Netherlands precedes Belgium, the UK and Ireland on the index.

Technology Exchange Roadshow to explore maritime business opportunities in Singapore

Following Sea Asia, which took place in Singapore from April 25 to 27, InnovationQuarter and Netherlands Maritime Technology organized a Technology Exchange Roadshow (TER). During this Technology Exchange Roadshow a group of six maritime companies providing a cost reducing technology met with three ship-owners and a shipyard.

International Robotics Week: connecting robots and people worldwide

The event RoboValley worked towards since the founding in 2015: the first International Robotics Week. From April 19 - 21 2017, RoboValley was able to show the whole world what they have built in the past years and what RoboValley stands for: connecting robots and people worldwide. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the International Robotics Week: partners from Robo Business Media, Chrysalix, Accenture, Rabobank, InnovationQuarter, the city of Delft, the Innovation Attaché Network and the speakers and visitors. Here’s a recap!

Brexit, how does it affect your business?

On April 20, InnovationQuarter and Rotterdam Partners jointly organized a Brexit seminar in Rotterdam, called 'Brexit, how does it affect your business?', to inform international companies in West Holland about the possible impact of Brexit.

AeroVinci receives seed capital to develop autonomous drone network

Delft-based startup AeroVinci is to receive an investment of € 300,000 from UNIIQ investment fund and Delft Enterprises. The decision was announced on 19 April at the TUS Expo in The Hague by Niels Westendorp, founder of this event. This capital injection will enable AeroVinci to continue with the development of a fully autonomous drone network. The investment will also allow the company to subject the technology to an extensive test programme.