Air quality

MRDH City of Future Air Quality Challenge

YES!Delft, the MRDH, and the municipalities of Ridderkerk and Wassenaar are looking for a solution for air quality pollution and to make residents aware of this.

The municipalities of Wassenaar and Ridderkerk are committed to tackle the quality of the air in their regions. Not just to battle the effects of pollution, but to understand the root cause of it and work together with their residents for improving the air quality in the region.

The Challenge

Ridderkerk and Wassenaar are both located close to important highways and are influenced by the activities of the Port of Rotterdam. For the municipality of Ridderkerk, understanding what are the main stressors on the air quality of their area could be used not only for limiting those activities but also for instilling awareness in their inhabitants.

The Municipality of Wassenaar is very aware of the impact of its neighboring highway and want to improve the quality of nature in their town. They also understand that air pollution is more complex than that, so they seek to understand the elements in the air in their region. That way they can make the right decisions for the residents and nature in their area. 

Does your company have an innovative solution to give the municipalities a better understanding of the air quality, the causes of the quality, and its effect? Then sign up now and get the chance to win a paid pilot with the municipality of Ridderkerk and/or Wassenaar.

SELECTION CRITERIA
  • You have a product that measures properly the air components, and can be used by the municipalities for improving the air quality;
  • You already had a successful MVP or prototype;
  • You have a strong team with at least two co-founders and really creative data scientists;
  • You have a scalable solution, thus you’re ready to have a pilot with the municipalities in the coming months;
  • You have a platform that can present that data in a comprehensible way to the inhabitants, and that platform can be configured in Dutch.
More about this challenge

The Metropole Region of Rotterdam and The Hague (MRDH) has had a partnership with YES!Delft for years in order to support their municipalities to become Cities of the Future. Last year in December, we helped the municipalities of The Hague and Leidschendam-Voorburg to tackle their parking pressure challenges. This month, the pilot with Parkbee has been realized. Is your startup going to be the next solution implemented in the municipalities in the MRDH?

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BACK TO EVENTS

There is a reason why people don’t climb Everest on their own. With a team, you can overcome obstacles that seem impossible just by yourself. Research over the past four decades has shown that startups co-founded by a team are more successful. In this Online Co-Lab session, as a single founder, founding team, or entrepreneurial minded person, you’ll get the tools and connections to find that new member of your dream team to help you reach the top!

THE session

This online Co-Lab is a 0,5-day session where we challenge you to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs from home.

  • Get the tools, knowledge and connections to find your co-founder or newest team member
  • Introduction and sneak peek into YES!Delft’s services, programs and office spaces
  • Participation is free, but registration is necessary as we will select participants based on best potential matches. In addition, make sure you have a working webcam and microphone.

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BACK TO EVENTS

There is a reason why people don’t climb Everest on their own. With a team, you can overcome obstacles that seem impossible just by yourself. Research over the past four decades has shown that startups co-founded by a team are more successful. In this Online Co-Lab session, as a single founder, founding team, or entrepreneurial minded person, you’ll get the tools and connections to find that new member of your dream team to help you reach the top!

THE session

This online Co-Lab is a 0,5-day session where we challenge you to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs from home.

  • Get the tools, knowledge and connections to find your co-founder or newest team member
  • Introduction and sneak peek into YES!Delft’s services, programs and office spaces
  • Participation is free, but registration is necessary as we will select participants based on best potential matches. In addition, make sure you have a working webcam and microphone.

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Online UNconference

UNCONFERENCE is an event by founders, for founders. Participants can experience a range of topics, forge new relationships, and connect with experience and expertise that you can benefit from immediately, but will also last a lifetime.

Where

Online – via Zoom

Event

04-11-2020

14.00 – 17.00

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BACK TO EVENTS

The UNconference is a specially designed event where tech startup founders can effectively build valuable connections with peers in an intimate setting, share challenges and successes with the wider startup community and speed up your learning progress and learn from peers.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The UNconference is made up of a set of short, targeted parallel running sessions, which are hosted by the participants themselves and are scheduled together at the event. It’s an opportunity select to experience a range of topics in an intimate setting, to forge new relationships, and connect with experience and expertise that you can benefit from immediately, but will also last a lifetime.

WHO IS IT FOR
The UNCONFERENCE is a peer event for founders, so please feel free to invite tech founders from your network to join as well. We invite special ambassadors to attend –  people who have walked the walk and want to share interesting stories and their experiences.

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MEET THE AMBASSADORS

  • JOELLE FRIJTERS

    Cofounder, InspiringFifty

  • GERWIN HOOGENDOORN

    Growth Manager, YES!Delft

  • JELMER VAN AST

    CEO, Conference Compass

  • DUKE URBANIK

    Strategy coach

  • DIMMES DOORNHEIN

    Chairman advisory board, AsiaAssist

  • WOLTER WEFERS BETTINK

    Legal and Strategic Advisor, MAS

  • WOUTER ROBERS

    YES!Delft Alumnus

  • DAVID BEIJER

    General Manager NL of Maana Electric

  • JOACHIM BLAZER

    Founder of Venture Value

  • Aaike van Vugt

    CEO of VSParticle, Forbes 30 under 30

  • David Cerda Salzamann

    Partner at FORWARD.one

YES!Delft Info Session (w/Upstream Festival)

Want to get to know YES!Delft from the inside? Join the Online Info Session and get a taste of what it is like at the tech incubator and ask all your questions.

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During the Online Info Session with the YES!Delft’ Head of Marketing Edoardo Repetti you get the chance to get inspired, ask all your questions and connect with fellow (potential-) entrepreneurs!   

PROGRAM

During the Online Info Session you will learn about the possibilities on offer from the educational programs, but also the services such as YES!Funded and YES!Talents. Head of Marketing Edoardo Repetti will be available to answer all your questions about YES!Delft and the facilities for startups. With 80% success rate of the incubated startups, you will get a boost of motivation for your startup idea.

TIMETABLE:

  • 10.30-10.45: Introduction
  • 10.45-11.00: Presentation and Q&A
  • 11.00-11.30: Additional Questions

ABOUT UPSTREAM FESTIVAL

From 21 to 27 September, the Rotterdam Metropolitan area transforms into the place where founders, students, investors, policy makers and bold corporates come together to make a positive impact in the world. 

This is where you meet, learn and connect. Through a plethora of events, carefully curated and focusing on individual topics with a common goal: enabling innovations that will drive the transition to the next economy.

Upstream does this by providing access to finance, new markets and talent for change makers that want to scale their business. More than 20 public and private partners from the Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague regions are united in Upstream to accelerate the transition to an economy that is digital, carbon neutral, circular and inclusive.

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Investor Readiness Program INFO SESSION

Join the online infosession on 8 september in order to learn more about our Investor Readiness Program and learn about the process on how to get your startup Investor Ready!

Where

Online (Zoom Video Call)

 

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The Investor Readiness Program is a 10-week program at the end of which you will have all the tools to be attractive from an investor’s perspective and get introduced to our 200+ investors netowrk to obtain the necessary funds to accelerate your startup. 

Join the online infosession on 8 September in order to learn more about our Investor Readiness Program and learn about the process on how to get your startup Investor Ready!

REGISTER HERE

Online Co-Lab

A specialized workshop aimed at helping you find your co-founder to build your startup.

Register now

BACK TO EVENTS

There is a reason why people don’t climb Everest on their own. With a team, you can overcome obstacles that seem impossible just by yourself. Research over the past four decades has shown that startups co-founded by a team are more successful. In this Online Co-Lab session, as a single founder, founding team, or entrepreneurial minded person, you’ll get the tools and connections to find that new member of your dream team to help you reach the top!

THE session

This online Co-Lab is a 0,5-day session where we challenge you to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs from home.

  • Get the tools, knowledge and connections to find your co-founder or newest team member
  • Introduction and sneak peek into YES!Delft’s services, programs and office spaces
  • Participation is free, but registration is necessary as we will select participants based on best potential matches. In addition, make sure you have a working webcam and microphone.

DOWNLOAD CO-LAB GUIDE

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Online UNconference

UNconference is an event by founders, for founders. Participants can experience a range of topics in an intimate setting, forge new relationships, and connect with experience and expertise that you can benefit from immediately, but will also last a lifetime.

Where

Online – via Zoom

Event

29-07-2020

13.00 – 16.30

Register

UNconference is a specially designed event where tech startup founders can effectively build valuable connections with peers in an intimate setting, share challenges and successes with the wider startup community and speed up your learning progress and learn from peers.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The UNconference is made up of a set of short, targeted parallel running sessions, which are hosted by the participants themselves and are scheduled together at the event. It’s an opportunity select to experience a range of topics in an intimate setting, to forge new relationships, and connect with experience and expertise that you can benefit from immediately, but will also last a lifetime.

WHO IS IT FOR
The UNconference is a peer event for founders, so please feel free to invite tech founders from your network to join as well. We invite special ambassadors to attend –  people who have walked the walk and want to share interesting stories and their experiences.

Register

MEET THE AMBASSADORS

  • JOELLE FRIJTERS

    Cofounder, InspiringFifty

  • GERWIN HOOGENDOORN

    Growth Manager, YES!Delft

  • DUKE URBANIK

    Strategy coach

  • DIMMES DOORNHEIN

    Chairman advisory board, AsiaAssist

  • WOLTER WEFERS BETTINK

    Legal and Strategic Advisor, MAS

  • WOUTER ROBERS

    YES!Delft Alumnus

  • DAVID BEIJER

    General Manager NL of Maana Electric

  • JOACHIM BLAZER

    Founder of Venture Value

  • Aaike van Vugt

    CEO of VSParticle, Forbes 30 under 30

  • David Cerda Salzmann

    Partner at FORWARD.one

ProRail ERTMS Innovation Partnership Challenge

Kickoff Information day

25-06-2020

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ProRail ensures that the Netherlands is connected by a rail network, which their passengers and commodity carriers feel comfortable using. To achieve this they currently equipe the tracks and trains with the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), the new standard for train safety. This system is an important step towards the digitisation of rails and offers potential benefits in terms of reliability, speed, increasing capacity and facilitating cross-border train traffic.

The aim of ProRail is to install the ERTMS in all trains by 2022, and on the busiest stretches of tracks by 2030. To be able to give shape to these ambitions, ProRail needs innovations. Especially because they expect a growth in rail usage, to over 40% until 2040, which means that even more trains will have to run on their already busy network.  ProRail will therefore be introducing a new train safety system in the coming years. One of their biggest operations ever.

Innovation solutions

If ProRail starts rolling out the ERTMS according to their current processes, and using only existing products, they won’t be able to achieve national coverage until 2050. That is why they are looking for new solutions to roll out the system faster, which will result in less inconvenience, and lower costs. Specifically ProRail has four issues for which they are looking for solution providers:

  1. The objects of ERTMS must be able to receive power and data. How is ProRail able to replace the current process of digging and laying cables for a new solution that is faster and less expensive?
  2. Smarter housing: the introduction of ERTMS enables a combination of housings: power supply, signalling and ICT equipment. ProRail is looking for enclosures that are climate-proof, circular, CO2-neutral and quick to install (for example, because they are already prefabricated elsewhere).
  3. Smart building along the track: thousands of objects (balises, stop-marker signs, axle counters, etc.) have to be placed in and directly around the track. ProRail is looking for a smart solution that allows them to limit inconvenience to travellers and commodity carriers as much as possible when placing the objects.
  4. Faster design: ProRail is looking for a solution that reduces the design phase from months to weeks or even days.

In addition to these four issues, there is also the possibility of participating with a so-called ‘Wildcard’. Especially meant for entrepreneurs who have an innovation that does not match the described issues but can contribute to the challenges around ERTMS.

Are you able to provide a solution for one or more challenges of ProRail?

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ONLINE INFO SESSION

Want to get to know YES!Delft from the inside? Join the Online Info Session and get a taste of what it is like at the tech incubator and ask all your questions.

Where

YES!Delft

Molengraaffsingel 12, 2629 JD Delft

During the Online Info Session with the YES!Delft’ Head of Scouting Andreea Bota you get the chance to get inspired, ask all your questions and connect with fellow (potential-) entrepreneurs!   

PROGRAM

During the Online Info Session you will learn about the possibilities on offer from the educational programs, but also the services such as YES!Funded and YES!Talents. Head of Scouting Andreea Bota will be available to answer all your questions about YES!Delft and the facilities for startups. With 80% success rate of the incubated startups, you will get a boost of motivation for your startup idea.

TIMETABLE:

  • 16.00-16.15: Introduction
  • 16.15-17.00: Presentation and Q&A
  • 17.00-17.30: Additional Questions

ATTENDING AN INFO SESSION

Joining an Online Info Session is free, but registration is necessary. Everyone who is interested in becoming a tech entrepreneur at YES!Delft is welcome to join. 

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