Dutch King opens Microsoft Quantum Lab on TU Delft campus

King Willem Alexander opened the Microsoft Quantum Lab on the campus of TU Delft. With the lab, Microsoft strengthens quantum research in Delft, a research area where TU Delft ranks among the world’s best. The QuTech Research Institute, a collaboration between TU Delft and TNO, is working with industry on the development of quantum computers and a quantum internet. Microsoft, which now has its own laboratory in Delft, is one of the most important companies that collaborates intensively with Delft quantum researchers

Gearbox receives investment of UNIIQ to develop an AI-driven grading robot for fruit and vegetables

Evaluating the quality of fresh produce is still a job mainly done by hand. Gearbox Innovations developed a grading robot that combines vision technology with Artificial Intelligence to evaluate the quality of up to 100% of passing fruit and vegetables. To bring the innovation to market, Gearbox receives an investment of € 300.000 of the regional investment fund UNIIQ. The news of the investment was announced by alderman Karin Zwinkels of the Municipality of Westland, during the Horti Heroes Master Track ‘How to Finance Innovation’ in the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands.

Two return trips to space per day. Dawn Aerospace's spaceplane will do it – InnovationQuarter invests in Dawn Aerospace.

Dawn Aerospace receives an IQCapital investment from InnovationQuarter. The New Space company enables sustainable, flexible and cost-effective launches of small satellites. InnovationQuarter joins a €2 million investment round in which several other European, New Zealand and US investors participate. The investment was announced by Adri Bom-Lemstra, Regional Minister for Economic Development & Innovation, during the first lustrum celebration of the MIT subsidy scheme in the Province of Zuid-Holland, which took place in Rotterdam on February 13th.

Preventing one million tonnes of CO2 emissions from shipping - ENERGIIQ invests in We4Sea

We4Sea, a Delft-based maritime startup, has secured new funding to accelerate the development and roll out of its platform for monitoring seagoing ships’ fuel consumption and emissions. Thanks to We4Sea’s software platform, ships can optimise their use of fuel and drastically improve efficiency. The investment by ENERGIIQ, Mainport Innovation Fund II and angel investors was announced by the Regional Minister for the Province of Zuid-Holland, Adri Bom Lemstra, at the Maritime Delta dinner in Schiedam.

More Foreign Companies Invest in Holland in 2018: 10,000 extra jobs

A total of 372 foreign companies such as Giant, Timberland and DAZN generated 9,847 additional jobs in the Netherlands in 2018. Collectively, these companies contributed 2.85 billion euros to our economy. These jobs and investments are credited to the Invest in Holland network, which consists of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) – the investment promotion agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy – its regional partners (among which InnovationQuarter), and the Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC). In the previous year, 2017, 357 companies invested 1.67 billion euros in our country.

DuPont Breaks Ground on New European Headquarters for Industrial Biosciences in the Netherlands

DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially broke ground today on its new site at the Leiden Bio Science Park in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. The state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary facility will utilize the tools of modern biotechnology to make industrial processes more efficient and products more sustainable.

Energy innovation fund of the Province of Zuid-Holland invests in European smart energy fund SET Ventures

Change can’t be achieved without crossing province borders. The transition towards clean energy is a task that requires a European approach. That’s why ENERGIIQ, the energy innovation fund of the province of Zuid-Holland invests in the European smart energy fund SET Fund III.

New partnership between Soft Landing The Hague and FindBrazil

During a signing ceremony at fast growing Tech community The Hague Tech on November 23rd, the founding members of the program ‘Softlanding The Hague’ officially welcomed economic trade representatives from the Brazilian Embassy in The Hague and the representative of FindBrazil.org to partner in this program. By doing so, the members declared their intention to explore collaborative opportunities for Brazilian start-ups that want to access the European market via the Netherlands and for Dutch startups and scale-ups that want access to a home base for doing business in Brazil.

Cybersprint raises € 2M in Series A Funding to further fuel its rapid growth

Dutch cyber security company Cybersprint has raised € 2M in a Series A Funding round. The financing is provided by lead-investor Vortex Capital Partners, returning investor InnovationQuarter, and KPN Ventures. Cybersprint will invest the funds to keep developing its product portfolio and team, and continue its expansion throughout Europe.

South African student housing developer CampusKey chooses Leiden for new European headquarters

CampusKey, the South African developer of student housing complexes, focuses on expanding their successful housing formula to Europe. With approximately 4000 universities & higher educational institutes and a growing number of international students throughout Europe, the market outlook looks highly promising. The office is set up at PLNT, the incubator for start-ups in Leiden, where CampusKey will be close to innovations that can potentially be included in their student housing concepts. From here, they shall also act as a bridge to the start-up community located in their facilities in South Africa.

New Airbus Netherlands facility for production of space technology officially opened by Dutch Prime Minister Rutte

On November 8th Dutch Prime Minister Rutte officially opened the new production facility of Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands in Oegstgeest. In the 5,000 sqm smart factory, which is equipped with industry 4.0 capabilities, the Leiden-based site of Airbus develops, builds, tests and qualifies the engine frames for the lower and upper propulsion module of the Ariane 6. “The new production facility of Airbus is relevant, not only for the development of space, but also for employment and innovation in the Netherlands,” Prime Minister Rutte emphasised in his speech during the celebratory opening event.

Johnson & Johnson unveils new vaccines launch facility in Leiden

Leader in healthcare, Johnson & Johnson opens new facility in Leiden to support global health and the widespread rollout of novel vaccines.