€ 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.

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.