IMSystems receives €300,000 growth capital from UNIIQ

Innovative high-tech startup IMSystems, spin-off of the TU Delft, received a € 300.000 investment from UNIIQ. This news was announced by Theun Baller, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft during the YES!Delft new years drinks. IMSystems develops the Archimedes Drive, a speed reducer that uses frictional contact instead of gears to transmit force. The investment enables IMSystems to already enter the market with an optimized product this year.

Foreign Direct Investment in 2017 accounted for more than 12,500 jobs in the Netherlands

Through foreign direct investment 357 foreign companies, including Netflix, Merck Performance Materials and Jellice, generated 12,686 additional jobs in the Netherlands last year contributing 1.67 billion euros to the Dutch economy. These impressive results are credited to the Invest in Holland collective, which consists of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, together with various regional partners.

Record number of foreign companies invest in The Hague

In 2017, 54 foreign companies opened an office or expanded their business in The Hague. This was accomplished with the assistance of The Hague Business Agency and InnovationQuarter, the acquisition partners of the City of The Hague. These companies are expected to create 788 new jobs within three years and invest a total of 60 million euros in the city.

The Netherlands in Top 10 in Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018

The Netherlands ranked 9th internationally in attracting, developing and retaining talent, according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018. The Dutch cities Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam ranked respectively 11th, 27th and 34th. The index is published by INSEAD, the Business School for the World, in partnership with the Adecco Group and Tata Communications.

Dutch tech improves lives at largest electronics fair CES

CES 2018, the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace at Las Vegas, showcased more than 3,900 exhibiting companies. The Holland Startup Pavilion represented the largest single-country pavilion of this years’ edition. At CES, the 53 startups demonstrated how Dutch tech is improving our daily lives.

RoboHouse, future of work fieldlab for cognitive robotics

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Forbes names the Netherlands No. 3 Best Country for Business

The Netherlands is the No. 3 Best Country for Business, says Forbes. The annual ranking placed the Netherlands above other European countries including Ireland, Germany and France. Rounding out the top five on the best countries list are the UK, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.

SRON space research institute to relocate to Leiden and Delft

The SRON space research institute currently located in Utrecht will be relocating to West Holland. The institute, which constructs highly advanced technological instruments for astronomy research and for research on exoplanets, will relocate to new premises adjacent to Leiden University's Science Campus. The Universities of Leiden and Delft are working closely together to facilitate this move.

RAMLAB unveils world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller

Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands. This ground-breaking success is the result of a close collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen.

The State of European Tech: 2017

Since 2015, Atomico has teamed up with Slush to produce the most comprehensive, data-driven snapshot of the European technology ecosystem and how it is evolving. Now it’s time to reveal this year’s report. Findings reveal that the State of European Tech is now stronger than ever before.

The Scale-up Dashboard 2017

The Scale-up Dashboard is an annual research that answers various questions surrounding the phenomenon of scale-ups. How many scale-ups does the Netherlands have and what is the impact of these fast-growing organisations in terms of job creation and the Dutch economy?

Three South African companies open offices in The Hague region

Three South African companies have chosen The Hague and Leiden, cities in a unique delta region in the western part of Holland, as their next business opportunity in Europe. Yesterday during an official signing ceremony at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cape Town, Hystead Limited, IoT.nxt, and NuvaLaw officially announced their expansion to The Hague region. The City of The Hague, The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), The Hague Business Agency, and InnovationQuarter are proud to have been actively involved in attracting South African companies to this region.

The Netherlands in Top 10 on IMD World Talent Ranking 2017

European economies are superior when it comes to attracting, developing and retaining top talent, according to a major new study by the World Competitiveness Center at IMD, the leading global business school. The Netherlands has improved its ranking by five notches to 6 globally in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talent, while Switzerland topped this year’s ranking.

Magnitude Space becomes Hiber and opens a new R&D center in Delft

The Amsterdam satellite startup Magnitude Space opens the doors of its new R&D Center in Delft today. At the opening, the company revealed also its rebranding, including a name change into Hiber. The new office marks an essential development of the Dutch high tech and satellite industry and turns the Delft region into a Small-Sat Delta.

Startups Kozie, LABFRESH and Convious win Get in the Ring The Netherlands

On Thursday 16 November more than 250 innovative startups from all over the Netherlands came to Rotterdam to do business. Get in the Ring the Netherlands gives startups this day the opportunity to make deals with the more than 70 multinationals, NGOs and governmental organizations through 600 speed dates. It is also the chance to raise investments with the more than 100 investors present.