Dawn Aerospace aims to disrupt space transportation with reusable rocket technology. Founded in 2016 We’re working to become the first company in history to fly the same vehicle to space, twice in one day. Together with the worlds highest performance green satellite propulsion, this brings us into a future of simple, inexpensive and frequent spaceflight.
We are presenting the new YES!Delft Accelerator Batch! These startups finished the Accelerator program and are ready to take on the world and beyond. From drones fighting insect infestations in greenhouses to tech reducing noise pollution and the high tech treatment of skeletal misalignment. These seven startups are ready to change the world with their innovative ideas. Come take a closer look at the innovations that soon might be part of your home, or flying high, all the way to Mars.
Skeletal misalignment is surprisingly more common than most people think, misalignment in the feet alone affects over 45% of the world population. The feet are the foundation of the entire skeletal structure and if left untreated leads to chronic pain in knees, hips, lower back or legs, and if left untreated increases the chances of getting osteoarthritis in the knees and hip by 55%.
For a truly unique solution, they have combined hardware and AI enabled software to offer a complete solution.
Gyrafits G-Script is a fully adjustable insole orthotic that can correct misalignment in the feet up to 8 degrees and can be adjusted at the point of diagnosis. Their new full body digital measuring and diagnosis booth solution; G-Pod, promises to change the way we access and measure alignment correction, making the treatment available through new, alternate and more accessible sales channels.
The complete treatment solution promises to reduce end-user cost by more than 60% and take the time from diagnosis to treatment application from 2 weeks to under 30 minutes.
Making Gyrafits skeletal misalignment treatment solution; faster, cheaper and simpler.
ARCEON-Novel Elements was established by Rahul Shirke and Bernhard Heidenreich in 2018. We are developing novel and advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC). Our pilot project will travel to our one and only natural satellite- The Moon. This project allows us to prove the credibility of our innovation. The material is unique because it can withstand a wide range of temperature (from cryogenic to 1600 °C and above) at near zero thermal expansion, high specific strength, corrosion resistance and, most importantly: it is 25% lighter than aluminum alloys. Due to the lack of polymers, it is also stable for long-term in space environment, which is characterized by vacuum and irradiation.
“We believe that our material has tremendous potential, not only in the aerospace but also energy, high-tech, and automobile industry. ARCEON family includes scientific, engineering and business development experts in the field of innovative materials with international experience. Our vision is to push the limits and deliver high-quality novel materials.”
Flying insects are getting a new and sustainable enemy. The control of insect pests now mainly takes place with the help of (bio) chemical and biological agents. PATS Indoor Drone Solutions, a spin-off from Delft University of Technology, is changing that with small drones that automate pest control and prevention. Through a pilot project aimed at combating the golden twin-spot moth (Chrysodeixis chalcites), a number of innovative gerbera growers are taking advantage of this development to remain at the forefront of sustainable cultivation and cultivation knowledge.
PATS sees its technology not only as a supplement to the current package of resources. In the long term, the system must also reduce substance use for specific pests and it is expected that the grower will have to spend less time scouting and combating pests.
“The aim is to fully implement the fight against the golden twin-spot moth, for example, using our system, precisely because of the preventive approach we use. In addition, our solution does not conflict with the biological control of other pests through targeted control of the moth itself.”
Smart-Ship is setting sail to disrupt the maritime market! Through the application of haptic feedback technology, Smart-Ship is aiming to optimize the interaction between man and machine. By making information transfer to the operators of ships faster and more intuitive, safety and sustainability in maritime operations can be improved. Applications range from small fast ships to offshore and dredging operations, tugs and simulations.
“We, as Braindrop BV, Netherlands, June 2019, have released a revolution which avoids new “Notre Dame catastrophes” forever. It is the strongest and 100% nontoxic fire protection chemical agent which makes anything fireproof easily. So strong that one can apply to his hand and put his hand into the fire!
Every 88 seconds one person die because of fires and billions of dollars damage occurs to the global economy every year. We lose lives, environment, and prosperity like monuments.
The main concern of existing flame retardants is their toxic feature and that they destroy slowly even if they stop fires. Our product TNF now is the single best solution which assures these concerns and provides the lifelong durable fire resistance for people, companies, and governments.”
Unlike most hardware startups these founders do not have a degree in engineering –one is an artist and the other an economist. All knowledge is self-taught by tactical learning: ‘to know just enough to challenge existing beliefs and rock the status quo on how to approach further development’ thus Remco Veenbrink. Their innovation is based on available parts engineering added with state of the art electronics and algorithms to create a minimum viable product. Mark Oudenhoven: ‘We implement continuous improvement and focus on strategic growth’ Their primary market segment is airports for which they recently contracted Rotterdam The Hague Airport as their launching customer. VideowindoW is a glare control system embedded into the exterior glass that doubles as a transparent video screen. He adds:’ This way glare control can even be a profit driver for airports’. With airports being their focus international expansion is a logical next step.
‘Passengers can enjoy artistic or commercial content and look outside when they focus beyond the glass layer’.
Noise is frequently cited as one of the leading causes of stress in city life. People living near airports and busy roads complain that they can never relax because of the intrusive sound. Their experiences are reflected in higher levels of mental ill-health, and physical problems like high blood pressure, strokes and early onset of cardiovascular diseases.
DeNoize, a complex-tech startup from the YES!Delft claims to have found a better solution. They have developed an active noise cancellation technology for building facades, promising at least 90% additional reduction against the outdoor noise. Their innovation paved their path to the finals of Philips Innovation Awards and a special feature in the BBC’s science podcast, “The Naked Scientist”. The DeNoize team is working hard to commercialize its technology and aims to finish the market-ready product within a year.
Pest control is a daily nuisance and increasing challenge for greenhouse growers. While many resources are needed to control pests, crop losses remain to exist. PATS Indoor Drone Solutions supports greenhouse growers to get in control by reducing crop losses with effective and sustainable elimination of unwanted insect populations. The system not only monitors but also proactively eliminates flying insects. This prevents further spreading of the pest throughout the greenhouse and reduces damages. The service offered by PATS is focussed on relieving the grower from these time consuming and repetitive tasks, such that the grower can fully focus on growing beautiful products.
How about a round trip from Earth to Mars? For this adventurous journey to be successful we need to stretch the limits of materials. ARCEON is developing a composite material which is 25% lighter than aluminium, can withstand temperatures above 1000 deg.C., have high specific strength, near zero co-efficient of thermal expansion and corrosion resistant.ARCEON family includes scientific, engineering and business development experts in the field of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) with international experience. We offer engineering & manufacturing solutions in CMCs for a wide range of industries.
Gyrafit is all about correcting skeletal misalignment in the feet. We use AI for measurement and diagnosis and with our patented, adjustable insole orthotic we can deliver a complete alignement solution in just a few minutes at a quarter of the current solutions price and in a tenth of the time
ADI is an innovative agritech firm, specialised in bridging Biology and technology. The data collection platforms developed and integrated by ADI provide an “Eye in the Sky” for Dutch greenhouses. Data analysis and presentation is really the core of ADI’s value proposition, the team is focused on creating addressable data for growers and farmers, they are enabling the agri-data revolution!
Braindrop believes in saving environment for saving our future. For this, it help sbusinesses to protect environment while they do their business, by providing them with revolutionary, nontoxic, easy to use chemical inventions. Braindrop invents ecological, economical and environment friendly chemical products as remedies for environmental challenges. With a committed team that includes, chemists and entrepreneurs, Braindrop is a strong candidate of one of the future’s inspiring solution makers.
Noise pollution has been regarded as the second biggest problem in metropolitan cities by WHO leading to 16,600 cases of premature deaths in Europe in the last few years. Studies have shown that constant exposure to outdoor noise leads to a hearing loss compared to someone who is 10-20 years older than the person’s biological age. Moreover, 32 million people have been reported to suffer constant annoyance due to traffic/highway/aeroplane noise in Europe last year. Most airports (including Schiphol) are limited to operate at their full capacities due to stricter noise regulations and with increasing air traffic, this problem is only going to get worse. It’s been studied that the majority of the noise (70%-90%) enters a house/office through windows which are the weakest link in the facade of any building. DeNoize has developed a unique solution to tackle this problem. We have developed an active noise cancellation technology that can be integrated inside the frames of a window to offer an additional noise reduction of 80%-90% (in the low-frequency region) on current windows, leading to more comfort and peace inside the homes and offices. Furthermore, in real-estate renovation projects, the building facades can now be upgraded with our technology to meet the stricter noise regulations instead of building new ones; saving time and energy while reducing material wastage which is in-line with the sustainable building practices.
Smart-Ship is on a mission to improve safety and sustainability in the maritime industry! By combining the best of both worlds: the computing power of a machine and the flexibility of humans, something can be created which outperforms either one of those acting on their own. At Smart-Ship, this is done through the application of force-feedback to ship control. This improves sustainability, situational awareness and the feeling of being in control, while also having the capability of reducing the mental and physical workload of the people on board of the ship. Smart-Ship’s products can be applied all over the maritime industry, from small fast ships to dredging vessels, from simulation environments to inland vessels, and many more. Want to see what they can do for you? Get in touch through email@example.com.
Praxa Sense is developing an unobtrusive long-term monitoring device that will enable the early detection of the most common heart rhythm diseases of this time. Heart rhythm diseases are hard to recognize due to the nature of the symptoms. The general practitioner has little low-threshold detection tools at hand. We will bridge this gap by enabling early diagnosis with a user-friendly device. By detecting heart rhythm diseases early, serious consequences, like strokes, can be prevented.