IMSystems receives growth capital for further development of revolutionary robotics technology

It’s a real revolution in robotics: Delft start-up IMSystems, a Delft University of Technology spin-off, has developed an alternative to gear drives. This new transmission system, the ‘Archimedes Drive’, transmits power with greater efficiency, in a more compact format and at a lower cost than traditional gear drives. Movements are performed with better precision and robots are stronger and easier to control. The drive will enable production robots to do 40% more work in the same amount of time and will pave the way for new applications, such as robot surgery. IMSystems is to receive an investment of €600,000 from InnovationQuarter and Lucros Investment. This will help the company take important steps in product development and bring the technology to market. The investment was announced on Thursday, 21 June by Delft Deputy Mayor Bas Vollebregt at YES!Delft’s ‘Meet the VCs’ event.

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InnovationQuarter invests in Tiledmedia to significantly increase reach of Virtual Reality

During the Rotterdam Capital Days event today, Venture Café’s Executive Director Anoesjka Imambaks announced that InnovationQuarter has joined the group of investors in Dutch Virtual Reality start-up Tiledmedia. The Rotterdam-based spin-off from national research institute TNO enables a significant increase in the quality of Virtual Reality services and a reduction in the required bandwidth for streaming VR content. Tiledmedia’s ClearVR technology removes one of the biggest obstacles preventing Virtual Reality from becoming widely accessible. With the capital injection, which is further boosted by a recent innovation loan granted by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Tiledmedia has close to € 2 mln. available for accelerating its development and expanding its sales and marketing activities

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

Supercomputer manufacturer Maxeler chooses tech incubator YES!Delft

Tech incubator YES!Delft today witnessed the arrival of yet another high-end technology firm. The British company Maxeler IoT-Labs was officially welcomed by Delft Deputy Mayor for Economy, Culture and Spatial Planning Ferrie Förster and InnovationQuarter’s Head of Foreign Investments Chris van Voorden. Georgi Gaydadjiev, director of the new branch of Maxeler, was presented with a special welcome plaque to mark the occasion.

Bundling of high-tech companies in The Hague strengthens international competitive position

Today, the new 'Technology Park Ypenburg' program has been officially kicked off in The Netherlands. In this program, the municipality of The Hague, four local companies and the Digital Factory for Composites field lab (DFC) will jointly invest € 1.6 M in 2018. The program focuses on automated and digitized production of advanced materials such as composite and fiber metal laminates, with an important role for robotics. With the joint investment, the manufacturing industry in (the region) The Hague can make a leap forward.

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.

Unmanned Valley Valkenburg takes off

The activity in Unmanned Valley Valkenburg is mounting. More and more businesses, knowledge institutions and government agencies are joining forces to turn the former air base in Katwijk into a testing facility for unmanned systems. Over 20 projects have already started.

West Holland composite cluster & National Composite Agenda presented at JEC Paris

From March 12 to 14, the largest composite trade fair in the world, JEC World 2019, took place in Paris. At the Holland High Tech pavilion, organized in cooperation with trade association CompositesNL, Dutch companies and research institutes presented their latest material developments and newest processing technologies

Cisco 2018 Annual Cyber Security Report

Cisco released their 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: the Increasing Importance of Automation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The report reveals that 39% of organisations are reliant on automation, 34% are reliant on machine learning and 32% are highly reliant on artificial intelligence (AI) to defend against threats.

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.