02Ready to take robotics to the next level?

Robots aren’t just changing our future lives, they’re already involved in our lives today. They prepare our food, play our music and run our cars. Needless to say, they play a big role in our everyday life. However, we’re far from the limit of what’s possible. In order to accelerate the innovation of these techniques, YES!Delft & RoboValley are organizing the first European Robotics Accelerator Program in spring 2018.

The program is a joint venture of YES!Delft and RoboValley, the leading institute for robotics development. Within RoboValley,  170+ robotics researchers work together with experts in different fields. Having them as a partner is therefore a huge benefit to our startups. With a great network of partners in government, the academic world and industry, RoboValley provides robotics startups access to an unrivalled international network. Helping you move forward faster with your robotics idea.

Taking part in this robotics program also gives you access to RoboValley’s unique investment fund. As well as a dedicated group of coaches from the TU Delft. Last but not least, you have the opportunity to find a launching customer within the invaluable networks of YES!Delft and RoboValley.

03Robotics Mentors

04Robotics Companies

Delft Dynamics
Dynamic Ear Company

05Robotics Partners


06Robotics Programs

Discovery track

2 x 0,5 day workshop over a period of 1 month to find your inner entrepreneur, meet your co-founder & get a taste of the YES!Delft community.

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About this program

  • Goal: During the Discovery Track you get a flavour of entrepreneurship, you meet like-minded entrepreneurial people and prepare to apply for Validation Lab. This program is not area-specific.
  • What: 4 hr crash course on customer discovery – 30 days for individual customer discovery – 4 hr crash course on value proposition design. Teams will be formed during the workshop if you don’t have a partner.
  • Selection criteria: Entrepreneurial mindset, innovative idea and/or co-founder wish.

If you have any questions about our programs, contact Emma (Startup Scout) or sign up for our monthly info session.


€50,- (exc. VAT) per person*. The fee covers program costs, workshop material and coaching.

*In some cases, it might not be possible to work on your own idea. However, access to all tools and workshop materials (canvasses, post-its and presentations) are guaranteed.

  • Discovery Track All Focus Areas
    Deadline October 17, 2018
  • Discovery Track All Focus Areas
    Deadline November 19, 2018

Validation Lab

Delft Robotics program, in collaboration with our partner Robovalley: 8-week fulltime pressure cooker, to enable early stage Robotics startups to validate their business idea and find their product/market fit in Europe.

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About this program

  • Goal: Find your market/product fit. We use methods from Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad and Alexander Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Design. You will test the correctness of your assumptions by talking to as many potential customers as possible.
  • What: 8 weeks of validation with weekly peer-to-peer sessions and workshops. Receive input and feedback from fellow participants, experienced trainers and personal mentors. Your result will be a market/product fit, a validated customer segment and a value proposition design that responds to the actual needs of your customer.
  • Meet the Startups: Validation Lab alumni can participate in Meet the Startups: a day dedicated to showcasing, networking, speed dating and matchmaking. The event is focused on facilitating effective connections between companies, potential clients and/or potential investors
  • Selection criteria: innovative technology, team of 2 or more cofounders.

If you have any questions about our programs, contact Emma (Startup Scout) or sign up for our monthly info session.

Commitment fee

Free. Robotics startups enter the Robotics Validation Lab for free. For international participants, travel expenses and living costs will be covered (within a certain limit). You’ll get access to working space, to the YES!Delft and Robovalley network, workshops, lunch & drinks, coaching and workshop materials incl. books, brainstorm canvasses.

  • Validation Lab Aviation, CleanTech, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, MedTech
    Deadline January 15, 2019

    Accelerator Program

    A part-time 3-month program to enable your company to accelerate!

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    About this program

    • Goal: Set the foundation of your business, sell your first pilot.
    • What: 3 months of intensive work on getting the basics right, build entrepreneurial skills and plan for growth. Workshops from setting up a legal entity to masterclasses on sales and negotiations, we support you in becoming a true scalable innovative tech company.
    • Mentoring: We believe you have to learn from the best. You will be linked to an experienced serial entrepreneur who guide and supports you along the way
    • Next steps: At the end of this program you’ll set up a milestone plan for rapid acceleration. You’ll have learned how to cope with challenges related to a fast growing tech company, including team dynamics. You’ll have office space at YES!Delft, you’ll be part of our startup community and have landed your first sales. You’ll be ready for our follow-up Growth Program.
    • Selection criteria: innovative technology, team of 2 or more cofounders, defined product/market fit
    • *DISCLAIMER: In order to stimulate cross-over knowledge transfer, we combine startups from different fields (AI, Aviation, CleanTech etc) within our Accelerator Program. In addition we offer field-related network and mentorship.

    If you have any questions about our programs, contact Emma (Startup Scout) or sign up for our monthly info session.


    We do NOT take equity.

    We work with a split success fee of €25.000 which will be reinvested into the program:
    – when generating €200.000 in revenue -> €5.000
    – when generating €1M in revenue -> €20.000

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      08Do you have any questions?

      Do you have any questions about the programs or are you interested in more information about the selection process?
      Emma Kluwen Startup Scout YES!Delft +31 628504045 [email protected]