Wednesday Scribbles : Innovation in the Netherlands

Notes from a changing world…
August, 16th

This city (Eindhoven) lives tech. We live, breathe and eat hardware for breakfast…High Tech Campus is the smartest square kilometer on the planet.”

–  Bert-Jan Woertman, Marketing Director at Eindhoven’s High Tech Campus

The Netherlands is Europe’s fourth most innovative country. It scored well on the quality of scientific publications, the proportion of SMEs that contribute to innovation and the cooperation between companies.
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Amsterdam is known as the Capital of Innovation in Europe. The exceptionally strong foundation for innovation has enabled the Netherlands to facilitate the success of thousands of startups. However, they still lack the track record in scaling up high potential startups.
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Innovation Industries was a fund launched to support high-tech companies to accelerate the capitalization of education and research done at the Dutch technological universities and to help established high-tech companies scale faster.
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High Tech Campus Eindhoven is one of the premier destinations in Europe for highly skilled tech internationals. It is an oasis of innovation, where startups and giant corporations work together as a larger community.
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The ‘campus-model’ is a global recipe for innovation, wherein companies, startups and universities are joining hands and brains in regional R&D clusters. The eight Dutch top innovation campuses are located in Amsterdam, Delft, Eindhoven, Enschede, Leiden, Sittard/Geleen, Utrecht and Wageningen.
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There is a startup visa for foreign startups that want to setup their business in the Netherlands. Additionally, taxes have been lowered and more investment opportunities have been created. Check out other measures that StartupDelta has come up with, to further the growth of startups in the country.
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Sixteen corporate giants have pledged to foster cooperation between corporates and startups to accelerate the pace of innovation in the Netherlands. Corporates can serve as ‘special clients’ or operate as the sales and distribution channels of startups.
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COSTA, or ‘Collaboration Between Corporates & Startups’. It was launched under the umbrella of StartupDelta to bring together Dutch companies in order to use the knowledge and skills within COSTA to innovate further.
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Hack the Planet is developing the GroundHawQ, a low-cost, 3D-printed and self-driving drone that can be used for a range of activities, depending on the additional technologies that are installed. Winners of The Hague Innovators Challenge, the competition pushed the GroundHawQ team to come up with a working version of their idea.

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Ampyx Power develops disruptive, next generation wind energy technology to provide affordable and clean energy for everyone, everywhere. It is based in The Hague and was founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the Technical University in Delft by a team of 45 international experts.
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The Netherlands has attempted to create a fully connected technological landscape countrywide and has thus, become a leading fintech power in Europe. In 2015, Dutch startups raised 430 million euros and in the first four months of 2016, tech companies in the country raised 37 million euros only in capital. In 2016, the country was ranked number 1 for “implementing policies aimed at boosting startup growth”.

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