ENERGIIQ investeert in Involtum

Involtum secures € 1m for innovative power supply activation and payment platform

Energy innovation fund ENERGIIQ and existing shareholders are…

Cross-ocean market expansion support in the making for Canadian and Dutch cleantech businesses

Last week Toronto based MaRS and InnovationQuarter signed an…

€ 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.

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.

InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs announce the “BOSteRDAM” Cleantech Link to provide startups access to new markets

Regional development agency InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, launched the “BOSteRDAM” cleantech link during a Netherlands offshore wind delegation visit to Greentown Labs on October 18. BOSteRDAM is a two-week market expansion program which facilitates a soft-landing location for Dutch entrepreneurs with an interest in the Greater Boston Area, and for American cleantech entrepreneurs with the ambition to do business in the Netherlands.

Exasun to five-fold solar panel manufacturing in the Hague with new multi-million-euro investment

The Netherlands may be known for tulips and windmills, but if Michiel Mensink has his way, his startup Exasun will make the country known for its solar panels. Since Michiel and Jan Jaap van Os founded Exasun in 2012, they’ve developed solar panels that are at least twice as durable as traditional solar panels, generate more energy for less money, and that look better. And they’re made locally right here in The Hague. Now Exasun will be able to step up its production five-fold thanks to a multi-million-euro investment from ING Sustainable Investments and ENERGIIQ, a government energy innovation fund, supplemented by a loan from ABN AMRO.

Inspiring first Drecht Cities International meeting at Bolidt

On April 19th, the first Drecht Cities International network meeting took place at Bolidt, expert in synthetic applications like flooring, ship decks and wearing courses. Some 25 participants were welcomed by Anouk van Eekelen, vice-mayor of Drecht Cities, at the Bolidt headquarters in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. The event was a joint effort of Drecht Cities, InnovationQuarter and Deal

Innecs Power Systems secures over € 4 mln. investment for rollout of energy conversion systems

Innecs Power Systems, the developer of premium industrial energy conversion systems, has secured a € 4 mln. investment from Finindus, ENERGIIQ and BOM. With Innecs products, industrial companies considerably reduce their energy consumption, resulting in a good return on investment and a significant drop in CO2 and NOx emissions. Rinke Zonneveld, director of InnovationQuarter, announced the investment at the Energy in Transition Summit at the Onderzeebootloods in Rotterdam on Wednesday, 11 April. Zonneveld believes that Innecs will make a tangible contribution to the energy transition in the industrial sector. Innecs is the first investment by the ENERGIIQ energy innovation fund

TerugblIQ – InnovationQuarter 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, InnovationQuarter attracted a record number of foreign companies to West Holland, made 23 new investments and established over 50 innovative partnerships between companies. These annual results mean that the agency has had yet another record 12-month period in its fourth year of existence. This is evident from TerugblIQ, the 2017 Annual Report, which is published today. InnovationQuarter’s activities in 2017 led to € 146 million of additional private investment and the creation of more than 1,500 high-quality jobs in the region.

LeydenJar Technologies receives €1,5 million to develop their revolutionary battery technology

ECN spin-out LeydenJar Technologies received a capital injection of €1,5 million in total. This enables LeydenJar to further develop their innovation: a battery cell where the graphite anode is replaced with a 100% silicium anode. This improved Lithium Ion battery cell can store up to 50% more energy, revolutionizing further developments in wireless technology and electric driving.

Strong growth of foreign companies in West Holland

In 2017, some 115 foreign companies opened an office or expanded their business in West Holland. These firms are expected to create in excess of 2,300 new jobs and to invest more than half a billion euros in the region. Since 2014, The Hague Business Agency, Rotterdam Partners and InnovationQuarter have been actively collaborating to place the region in the global spotlight and to attract and support foreign companies. This has paid off: over 30% of international companies that set up business in the Netherlands last year chose West Holland, compared to 20% in 2014.

YES!Delft and UtrechtInc in Top 10 Global Business Incubators

Dutch business incubators were ranked again by UBI global for the top business incubators 2017/2018. YES!Delft ranked second, and UtrechtInc ranked tenth. This was announced on Thursday night in Toronto during the World Incubation Summit. The two Dutch incubators receive international recognition for their support of startups.

ParkBee closes €5M funding to open up private car parks to public bookings

ParkBee, a Netherlands-founded startup that lets private car parks monetize underutilized spaces by making them bookable to the public, has picked up €5 million in new funding.