Seven countries at one table – successful kick-off event for Interreg project Codex4SMEs

The project partners met in Stuttgart for the kick-off meeting on 29 and 30 January 2018. A great deal was discussed on these two days and key points regarding project progression were clarified. On the second and final day – the official part of the event, which was also attended by several small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the region – two excellent keynote speeches really aroused people’s interest.

IMSystems receives €300,000 growth capital from UNIIQ

Innovative high-tech startup IMSystems, spin-off of the TU Delft, received a € 300.000 investment from UNIIQ. This news was announced by Theun Baller, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft during the YES!Delft new years drinks. IMSystems develops the Archimedes Drive, a speed reducer that uses frictional contact instead of gears to transmit force. The investment enables IMSystems to already enter the market with an optimized product this year.

Record number of foreign companies invest in The Hague

In 2017, 54 foreign companies opened an office or expanded their business in The Hague. This was accomplished with the assistance of The Hague Business Agency and InnovationQuarter, the acquisition partners of the City of The Hague. These companies are expected to create 788 new jobs within three years and invest a total of 60 million euros in the city.

Foreign Direct Investment in 2017 accounted for more than 12,500 jobs in the Netherlands

Through foreign direct investment 357 foreign companies, including Netflix, Merck Performance Materials and Jellice, generated 12,686 additional jobs in the Netherlands last year contributing 1.67 billion euros to the Dutch economy. These impressive results are credited to the Invest in Holland collective, which consists of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, together with various regional partners.

The Netherlands in Top 10 in Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018

The Netherlands ranked 9th internationally in attracting, developing and retaining talent, according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018. The Dutch cities Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam ranked respectively 11th, 27th and 34th. The index is published by INSEAD, the Business School for the World, in partnership with the Adecco Group and Tata Communications.

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.

Toxys and Omnigen receive MIT grant

Toxys and Omnigen have received a MIT grant for the development and extension of the ToxPlot software for animal-free chemical safety testing. With this grant, the ToxPlot analysis tool will be further developed to allow quantitative and hypothesis-free toxicity profiling of novel chemicals. Currently, ToxPlot is primarily used as an in-house tool at Toxys for data-analysis of ToxTracker results

Forbes names the Netherlands No. 3 Best Country for Business

The Netherlands is the No. 3 Best Country for Business, says Forbes. The annual ranking placed the Netherlands above other European countries including Ireland, Germany and France. Rounding out the top five on the best countries list are the UK, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.

RoboHouse, smart industry fieldlab for advanced cognitive robotics applications

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SRON space research institute to relocate to Leiden and Delft

The SRON space research institute currently located in Utrecht will be relocating to West Holland. The institute, which constructs highly advanced technological instruments for astronomy research and for research on exoplanets, will relocate to new premises adjacent to Leiden University's Science Campus. The Universities of Leiden and Delft are working closely together to facilitate this move.

RAMLAB unveils world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller

Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands. This ground-breaking success is the result of a close collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen.

The State of European Tech: 2017

Since 2015, Atomico has teamed up with Slush to produce the most comprehensive, data-driven snapshot of the European technology ecosystem and how it is evolving. Now it’s time to reveal this year’s report. Findings reveal that the State of European Tech is now stronger than ever before.