TOP 10 Startup Success Stories: February

Starting your own business sounds difficult, and it is. Yet YES!Delft startups keep on celebrating successes by securing investments, funds and loans. In addition, they get nominated or even win awards, they reach partnership agreements, and got mentioned by big media outlets. Read all about it in this month’s Top 10 Startup Success Stories!
1 Smart-Ship

The startup that aims to revolutionize ship control announced its first investment, which is coming from the InnovationQuarter fund UNIIQ. This investment enables them to continue the development of their range of high-end ship controls.

2 Skelex

This startup proves that it is possible to improve the overall utility and comfort of the way humans work in industrial settings.  With their extremely light, easy-to-use, wear, adjust and move in suit, Skelex won the iF DESIGN Award in the Product Category.

3 Qlayers

The startup that automated the coating application method successfully applied for the Rabobank Innovation Loan. With this loan Qlayers is able to run a pilot, enabling the startup to build machines to apply coatings of the future.


4 Eave

The MedTech startup announced that they, through their strong relationship with Places for People, started working together with ModularWise to prevent hearing loss with the use of their ear-worn IoT-computer.

5 Applied Drone Innovations

Avular, an industrial drone manufactured located in Eindhoven, and ADI are continuing their successful partnership.  Together they can revolutionize the horticulture industry. Avular enables the startup to collect their data, by using the Curiosity Core, which makes it possible to autonomously navigate a greenhouse via drone.

6 Manometric

Manometric received an investment of ReumaNederland, which ensures that more 3D scanners can be produced and that the 3D printed braces of the startup can be further developed for various rheumatic disorders. With this investment ReumaNederland wants to ensure that more people can get faster access to a personalized brace.

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7 DeWarmte, DeNoize & aQysta

Startups DeWarmte, DeNoize and aQysta all made it to the semifinals of the Blue Tulip Awards. With this year-round program the Blue Tulip Awards aims to build powerful collaborations and drive breakthrough innovations. After the final pitch round, on the 12th of March, we will hear which startups made if to the Finals.

8 Physee & Somnox

With the presence of incubators, accelerator programs, and investment money Dutch magazine Quote states it is easier for a startup to grow. But “which eager entrepreneurs will run tomorrow’s multinationals?”. Quote listed 25 startups who have the biggest potential to make it, and both Physee and Somnox are among these 25 growing companies.

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9 Villari

Villari announced that they reached an agreement on the sale and transfer of their intellectual property rights, concerning the CrackGuard technology with Erik Puik, managing Director of DotDotFactory BV. With this agreement the startup is able to turn their research into a viable, reliable and scalable product.

10 Circularise

Our Digital Hub resident and Blockchain Startup Circularise announced that they selected as one of the Top 4 innovations of EIC Prize by European Commission, in the category of Blockchains for Social Good. The innovators that come up with the most promising Blockchain solutions will be awarded with 5 million euros.

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