Idris Oncology one of first companies to receive free human tissue through Codex4SME’s

The Leiden based biotechnology firm Idris Oncology is one of the three SME’s in Europe to receive human tissue through the Codex4SME’s consortium, in order to help them progress their diagnostic product towards clinical application. Interreg project Codex4SME's supports entrepreneurs in Life Sciences & Health sector in obtaining human tissue from biobanks. The application process for tissue can be very lingering and complicated.

Australian IDE Group to grow its European business from strategic location Rotterdam

Australian product innovation agency IDE Group recently opened…

Investigators do not want to sit behind a computer: Magnet REVIEW helps them do what they do best

It was the pedometer that gave him away. Tennis coach Mark…

2018 Annual Report: InnovationQuarter assists record number of companies expanding to West Holland

In 2018, InnovationQuarter helped 53 (foreign) companies to open…

WestHolland launched as composites hotspot during JEC World in Paris

InnovationQuarter presented the West Holland region as a hotspot for composites during the composite industry fair in Paris from 6 to 8 March. JEC World 2018 is the largest composites show in the world covering the entire composites value chain from raw material to processors and final products.

€ 1 million from InnovationQuarter among others for Dutch market leader Solar Monkey

Solar Monkey, Dutch market leader in solar panel software, has raised a fresh round of over € 1 million venture funding to accelerate the adoption of solar energy. The new round of capital comes from 4impact alongside Solar Monkeys existing investors: InnovationQuarter from her fund IQCapital and an informal. After having claimed market leadership in The Netherlands within 3 years of operations, it is time to venture abroad and help international solar installers to become more efficient and effective.

Japanese medtech company Cyberdyne expands to Rotterdam

Cyberdyne, a Japanese MedTech company sets up an office at CIC Rotterdam, enjoying the vibrant innovative community at this international incubator. From this location, Cyberdyne will serve the European market. Its photoacoustic imaging technology will also be served to the US market from this location. Cyberdyne is best known for its unique exoskeletons which are controlled by “bio-electrical signals”, called Hybrid assistive limb (HAL). These can potentially improve the mobility capabilities of patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, and neuro muscular diseases. Cyberdyne was assisted by InnovationQuarter, Rotterdam Partners and Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency in its relocation process.

Ties strengthened during inspiring and informative Dutch-Catalan Meetup

Last night, at the amazing venue of Cuatrecasas in Barcelona, we hosted the Dutch-Catalan Meetup, where we welcomed 80+ Dutch, Catalan and international guests. Dutch honorary consul Mr. Dirk Kremer opened the event with a speech in which he emphasized the strong eonomic ties between (West) Holland and Catalonia and business opportunities in both markets. After that, various great speakers inspired the audience with a discussion about the latest technology trends in artificial intelligence and (cyber)security.

X-Systems opens its new office at the HSD campus in The Hague

X-Systems, a cybersecurity company focused on mobile and IoT-security is expanding to The Hague Security Campus, near its main customers and at the heart of the Dutch security cluster. The relocation was announced at the Holland Pavilion during the first day of the Mobile World Congress on February 25th by Chris van Voorden, head of Foreign Investments at InnovationQuarter.

Four Motors of Europe visiting Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden

This week, InnovationQuarter and the Province of Zuid-Holland were delighted to host a large business delegation from Baden-Württemberg, Catalonia, Lombardy and Auvergne-Rôhne Alpes. These leading industrial regions have a 30-year-old partnership, called ‘Four Motors for Europe’. How can we strengthen cooperation with partners in the Netherlands to tackle our shared challenges in public health and electro-mobility? The ‘Four Motors’, led by Ms. Katrin Schütz (State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing for Baden-Württemberg), were looking forward to explore this question together with innovative companies and leading knowledge institutions in Zuid-Holland.

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.