Ten aerospace startups successfully pitched at First Starburst Selection Committee event in the Netherlands

On November 13, Starburst, the world’s largest accelerator for aerospace and defence startups organised its first Selection Committee event in Delft, The Netherlands, connecting corporates and investors with high potential startups from the Netherlands and abroad. Starburst is the number 1 worldwide accelerator for aerospace and defence businesses, dedicated to creating business opportunities between innovative startups and blue chip corporate partners from the industry

On the way to 3D flexible post processing

3D-printing is an impressive technology which could potentially revolutionize design, production and the supply of parts. However, after printing the object still needs post processing which is time consuming. Brought together by InnovationQuarter and with support of the EU Interreg 2Seas Programme, 7 parties teamed up in taking the challenge to research, develop and implement an efficient and fast post processing solution.

NLR opent kantoor op Space Business Park Noordwijk

NLR-Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum heeft een kantoor geopend op Space Business Park Noordwijk. De opening werd verricht door de burgemeester van Noordwijk, mevrouw Jon Hermans-Vloedbeld, en Mark van Venrooij, Directeur van de divisie Aerospace Systems van NLR. Met de nevenvestiging wil NLR zijn zichtbaarheid en activiteiten binnen het Zuid-Hollandse ruimtevaartcluster vergroten. Vanuit het nieuwe kantoor kan NLR de ruimtevaartbedrijven ter plekke beter ondersteunen en makkelijker toegang verschaffen tot haar kennis, expertise en faciliteiten op de locaties in Amsterdam, Marknesse en Schiphol.

DEMCON touches down in the Delft ecosystem

High-end technology supplier DEMCON officially opened its Delft branch on 26 October. DEMCON began working in Delft at the start of this year and, just 10 months later, the branch, based at YES!Delft incubator, already has more than 10 employees.

RoboValley and YES!Delft organise first European Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Accelerator

In April 2018, RoboValley and YES!Delft will organise the first European Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Accelerator Programme. The programme is a unique opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to discover the business potential of their robotics and AI ideas.

Nuon Solar Team wins 14th Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The Nuon Solar Team (TU Delft) has convincingly won the 14th edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world championship solar car racing in Australia. Nuna9 finished in Adelaide around 6.45, on the fifth day of the race. Their 3,00-km-long journey across the Australian Outback took them 4 days and about 6 hours. This is the Nuon Solar Team’s seventh championship title.

YES!Delft and ECE join forces

YES!Delft and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) join forces with their startup programmes, creating a bridge between business and technology focused startups.

West Holland’s international business community joined InnovationQuarter’s LINQ

In an intimate industrial setting over 80 guests were welcomed at LINQ, InnovationQuarter’s annual get-together for West Holland’s international business community. The joined interest in innovative technology and a cross-sectoral entrepreneurial spirit, that’s what linked us all. And meeting new business contacts for future co-operation opportunities was a big plus for many!

VIBES.technology receives €300,000 UNIIQ investment to eliminate vibrations from products

Innovative software company VIBES.technology has received a capital injection from UNIIQ (InnovationQuarter’s proof-of-concept fund) and regional partners. The decision was announced on 6 October by Theun Baller, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft. This investment will enable the startup to further develop technology that will help amongst others automotive manufacturers to detect and eliminate vibrations and noise at an early stage in the design process. “Not only does this improve user experience, it also extends a product’s life cycle,” says VIBES.technology’s co-founder Daniël van den Bosch. Major industries, amongst which BMW Group, use the expertise of VIBES.technology and the tools are also deployed at the Institute for Applied Mechanics at the TU Munich.

Dare2Cross Offshore/Energy meets Cybersecurity

Wat kunnen offshore/energy en cybersecurity leren van de Hells Angels om te zorgen dat medewerkers niet ontsporen en geen risico vormen voor de cybersecurity van de organisatie? Welke nieuwe toekomstige diensten kunnen we bedenken geïnspireerd door Tesla?

The Netherlands in Top 5 of most loved countries for expats

The Netherlands is one of the finest places to live and work. The Netherlands is ranked five in the HSBC Expat Explorer 2017 list of most beloved countries for expats, which is set up by HSBC every year.

The Netherlands is the most competitive EU Country

For the second year in a row, the Netherlands is among the top four most competitive countries in the world, according to findings from the World Economic Forum (WEF). Within the EU, the Netherlands scores first place, ahead of Germany and Sweden.

IBM reports record year for inward investment in the Netherlands

The Global Location Trends 2017 Annual Report, released annually by IBM, reports a record year of inward investments for the Netherlands. Holland also ranks highly for average job value of investment projects.

Australian space startup Fleet expands into Europe with Dutch office opening

Australian space startup, Fleet, is expanding it's operations to Europe by establishing an office in Dutch space hub, Delft. The move comes as Fleet readies to launch the first of its 100 strong nanosatellite constellation in early 2018. Fleet is building a nanosatellite network to deliver connectivity for the internet of things for free.

IRM Systems secures capital to develop ‘IRM Smart Pipeline Data’ and accelerate international growth

IRM Systems B.V., a leading Pipeline Integrity Solutions company providing specialist services and engineering throughout the entire lifetime of pipeline systems (both onshore & offshore), has secured capital in total of € 1.5 million from amongst others the regional development agency InnovationQuarter to develop its newest, innovative product ‘IRM Smart Pipeline Data’ as well as to accelerate its international growth ambitions.