Impulse for the development of therapy against Katwijkse Ziekte by Amylon Therapeutics

Amylon Therapeutics, a spin-off of Leiden based and NASDAQ-listed ProQR Therapeutics, receives € 300.000 from investment fund UNIIQ to develop a therapy against Katwijkse Ziekte, a disease which is characterized by brain bleedings. The investment was announced by Robert Strijk, City Council Member of Leiden, at the Leidse Schouwburg preceding the startup event HEB LEF 2017 in Leiden.

BioGeneration Ventures Fund III reaches € 82 million in final close

BioGeneration Ventures (BGV) announces the final closing of its third fund, BGV III at EUR 82 million. Due to strong market interest, the fund has exceeded its original target of EUR 50 million.

DEMCON touches down in the Delft ecosystem

High-end technology supplier DEMCON officially opened its Delft branch on 26 October. DEMCON began working in Delft at the start of this year and, just 10 months later, the branch, based at YES!Delft incubator, already has more than 10 employees.

Nuon Solar Team wins 14th Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The Nuon Solar Team (TU Delft) has convincingly won the 14th edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world championship solar car racing in Australia. Nuna9 finished in Adelaide around 6.45, on the fifth day of the race. Their 3,00-km-long journey across the Australian Outback took them 4 days and about 6 hours. This is the Nuon Solar Team’s seventh championship title.

RoboValley and YES!Delft organise first European Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Accelerator

In April 2018, RoboValley and YES!Delft will organise the first European Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Accelerator Programme. The programme is a unique opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to discover the business potential of their robotics and AI ideas.

YES!Delft and ECE join forces

YES!Delft and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) join forces with their startup programmes, creating a bridge between business and technology focused startups.

West Holland’s international business community joined InnovationQuarter’s LINQ

In an intimate industrial setting over 80 guests were welcomed at LINQ, InnovationQuarter’s annual get-together for West Holland’s international business community. The joined interest in innovative technology and a cross-sectoral entrepreneurial spirit, that’s what linked us all. And meeting new business contacts for future co-operation opportunities was a big plus for many!

Toxys has been awarded Innovation Credit to further develop ReproTracker

On September 20th, Toxys was awarded an Innovation Credit from RVO to accelerate the development of the ReproTracker assay. ReproTracker® is a state-of-the-art in vitro reporter assay to rapidly identify compounds that disturb stem cell differentiation and early embryonic development.

VIBES.technology receives €300,000 UNIIQ investment to eliminate vibrations from products

Innovative software company VIBES.technology has received a capital injection from UNIIQ (InnovationQuarter’s proof-of-concept fund) and regional partners. The decision was announced on 6 October by Theun Baller, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft. This investment will enable the startup to further develop technology that will help amongst others automotive manufacturers to detect and eliminate vibrations and noise at an early stage in the design process. “Not only does this improve user experience, it also extends a product’s life cycle,” says VIBES.technology’s co-founder Daniël van den Bosch. Major industries, amongst which BMW Group, use the expertise of VIBES.technology and the tools are also deployed at the Institute for Applied Mechanics at the TU Munich.

Dare2Cross Offshore/Energy meets Cybersecurity

Wat kunnen offshore/energy en cybersecurity leren van de Hells Angels om te zorgen dat medewerkers niet ontsporen en geen risico vormen voor de cybersecurity van de organisatie? Welke nieuwe toekomstige diensten kunnen we bedenken geïnspireerd door Tesla?

The Netherlands in Top 5 of most loved countries for expats

The Netherlands is one of the finest places to live and work. The Netherlands is ranked five in the HSBC Expat Explorer 2017 list of most beloved countries for expats, which is set up by HSBC every year.

Woman’s Rights Network KARAMA Opens European Headquarters at HSD Campus International Centre

In The Hague, the International City of Peace, Justice and Security, the Arab Network for Women's Rights, KARAMA, opened a new European office today. From the WTC The Hague and in the heart of The Hague IT community, KARAMA members are at risk of their lives against ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria, Libya and Yemen, and fight for women's rights in Arab countries. The Hague's Deputy Major Saskia Bruines, together with Member of Dutch Parliament Han Ten Broeke, entrepreneur Ad Koole and Corinne Heijn of United Success and member of the Advisory Board Karama Europe, conducted the official opening. Also KARAMA activist Zahra Langhi was present at this festive opening.