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Top-10 Startup Success Stories: August

All around the world, August is named to be one of the favourite months as it brings so many good things to cherish! If you would translate Augustus from Latin, it means “the great one”!  And it is a great one, especially for our startups and the community! Read more and find out how YES!Delft startups have been nominated for various awards, received an incredible € 4,000,000 in funding, achieved their set goals and more exciting news in our top-10 startup success stories in this August edition.

1. Aqysta

Aqysta, a startup from YES!Dellft , recently installed their developed Barsh Pump at the highest altitude (4.1 km) in Ladakh, India! For this project, four Barsha Pumps have been used to irrigate the adjacent lands to transform them into pasture lands for grazing local cattle such as Yaks, Pashmina goats, and local cow breeds. See the post here!

2. Bi/ond

Bi/ond was included in the Sifted startups’ selection to watch in their nanotech section. Sifted is the platform backed by the Financial Times to cover Europe’s startup and tech world, on a mission to become the essential, trusted, and independent resource for European tech by building a diverse community of founders, investors, and corporate innovators. It is an outstanding achievement which, in return, supports Bi/ond mission and encourages them to grow even further! Check out the full briefing here.

3. Isispace

Last month Isispace successfully handed a multi-spectral imaging satellite to their customer! Together with their partners, Simera Sence and Pinkmatter, Isispace were able to provide a complete turnkey solution. Also, they presented their first images and in-flight results at the Small Satelite Conference. You can find all the pictures here!

4. Unpluq

Unpluq innovation has been featured on TechCrunch. You can read the full article here. Next to that, Unpluq officially completed its crowdfunding campaign, and all Unpluq Tags were shipped out last week all around the world. And one more exciting news is that Caroline Cadwell is joining  Tim Smits and Jorn Rigter as co-founder and COO at Unpluq! Unpluq is starting a research product to investigate the impact of smartphone on work, if you are interested in participating you can sign up here.

5. Respyre

Respyre has been invited to show their test panels on the national NOS news. Their developed moss panels are attached to typical 1970s houses. A minimum of 30 panels will be added to the current 9 panels to test on a large scale what a startup can do to combat the heat in the built environment. Respyre moss panels contribute to water retention and cooling in the built environment. You can watch the news video here. Also, the co-founder of Respyre Auke Bleij has been nominated as a most promising entrepreneur under “25 onder 25”  Auke Bleij at MT/Sprout. You can leave your vote here

6. Sense Glove

Sense Glove partnered up with a BSD company in Canada, and their developed innovation will be integrated into the XR simulations. In this way, training for enterprises will become more advanced as people will be able to feel and interact with virtual objects.

7. Solar Monkey

Solar Monkey has raised € 4,000,000 in growth capital from investors such as  Eneco Ventures, Helen Ventures, InnovationQuarter and 4impact! With the raised funds, the company plans to invest heavily in their smart software for solar energy and international expansion. In return, it will help Solar Monkey customers to accelerate the transition to more solar energy even more effectively. You can read the full press release here!

8. Somnox

Somnox is excited to announce that they are listed in a Top 250 Scaleups list in the Netherlands for 2022. The Top 250 Scaleups list is one of the main research projects of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) and is a leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe. Somnox represents one of 14 Dutch Health & BioTech companies that made it onto this year’s list. The company is eager to grow further and help 100 million people sleep better by 2030! You can find the complete list here. Somnox is expanding to the US market, an interview about that with Julian Jagtenberg can be found here.

9. Tiler

Tiler is happy to share that they have received an MIT R&D subsidy from the province of South Holland. With this subsidy, TILER, in cooperation with X.Bike, will develop the Charge&Lock solution, with which users of shared e-bikes can see in the App on which charging Tile they can park and be sure that the e-bike is charging before ending the reservation. This integration ensures that there are always fully charged e-bikes available and that the fleet manager spends less time and costs on charging-related activities. You can find the announcement here!

10. Envision

Envision is partnering up with Aira to create a unique combination of assistive technology with the potential to enhance the independence of blind people in unprecedented ways. From now on Envision Glasses customers with an Aira account can now place hands-free video calls to Aira Agents whenever and from wherever they choose. You can read more about the new partnership here.

Top-10 Startup Success Stories: July

July is one of the warmest summer months and is regarded as the best for swimming, tanning, holiday planning, and ice cream. But even during this holiday season, our startups are working hard and doing their best to grow tremendously and bring the most technologically advanced services and products to the market. Read more and find out how our startups received funding for their projects, accomplished new collaborations with strategic partners, and released new updates for products in our top-10 startup success stories in this July edition.

1. Magneto

Last month Magneto received € 1 million in funding for their unique innovation from UNIIQ (Delft Enterprises), SHIFT Invest, Graduate Entrepreneur Fund and Rabobank. With this investment, Magneto will build a portfolio of 3D-printed magneto-calorific materials to make the first functional cooling systems. With this material, heat pumps for cooling systems can be made that no longer run on gas but on non-harmless liquids, such as water which makes the system up to 30% more energy efficient. More information can be found here.

2. Momo Medical

Momo Medical stocks were available on the NPEX stock exchange, and in 8 days, they were sold! Starting from € 500, investors who invested in Momo Medical be in the first rank to follow all the latest developments, receive monthly interest, and help Momo Medical continue its rapid growth. The BedSense App developed by Momo Medical provides caregivers insights and an overview of all memory care community residents. The App is linked to a bed sensor that is placed underneath the mattress. With the App, caregivers can work more effectively and ensure a comfortable and safe night for all residents. Find out more information about the Momo Medical stocks here!

3. PerClass

In July, Headwall Photonics, a world leader in high-performance hyperspectral imaging systems and OEM devices for remote sensing and industrial machine vision applications, announced its strategic growth investment in perClass BV. The investment and new partnership will facilitate PerClass’s ability to provide best-in-class solutions to the market for any sensor! For more information, the joint press release can be found here.

4.Praxa Sense

Praxa Sense is proud to announce its success in the most recent Eurostars, a European innovation program and an initiative of Eureka Network and the European Commission,  round, where the company ranked number 1 out of all 428 applications. With the AMBULAS project, the company will further develop its sensor system. An additional revolutionary sensor will be developed that overcomes problems of inaccuracy due to motion sensitivity, one of the biggest obstacles in reliable remote monitoring. In addition, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat), together with RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)), made funding available for innovative solutions like Afi. The funds will be used to expand further the possibilities of Praxa Sense medical device, which is now suitable for long-term monitoring of arrhythmias, to be able to be used for the monitoring of Heart Failure patients. More information can be found here.

5. STIL B.V.

STIL has received its ISO13485 certification! It is a formal approval that the startup Quality Management System complies with one of the highest quality standards. It is a big step for a company towards the CE mark of the medical device that can help millions of tremor patients worldwide.

6. Vertigo Technologies B.V.

Vertigo Technologies was nominated recipient of the Top Sector Horticulture and Starting Material International Innovation Prize 2022. Vertigo has been judged as the best candidate for improving the value chain in horticulture. The company will use the prize to optimize its solution and accelerate their unique innovation quickly. If you want to know more about Vertigo Technologie and how we contribute to innovating the fresh fruit value chain, visit their website or follow their journey on Linkedin!

7. AgriData Innovations

In July, AgriData Innovations delivered the new version of our Germination Analysis system to Schoneveld Breeding. This new system is equipped with a handheld scanner to register batch IDs and is designed to make the user experience as smooth as possible. If you would like to learn more about our technology and how it can help in your production, please check out this video: https://lnkd.in/eeV6YA7w

8. Bird Control Group

Bird Control Group installed 7 automated laser bird deterrents at a Hyundai Steel warehouse in South Korea and reduced pigeon presence by more than 90%. Read the full story here.

9. Mangostone

Last month, a mangostone team, together with Opnieuw en Co, installed the first batch of fill rate sensors in the Gemeente Dordrecht  (HVC ), Gemeente Barendrecht, Gemeente Alblasserdam, Gemeente Albrandswaard, Gemeente Ridderkerk, Gemeente Zwijndrecht and Gemeente Papendrecht. Installed fill rate sensors in the difficult-to-predict textile containers allow each collector to make their collection more efficient by up to 50% with a minimal investment. More information can be found here.

10. Physee Technologies

PHYSEE together with Gemeente Delft, Technische Universiteit Delft and YES!Delft had a wonderful summer school! About 30 children from 10 to 12 years old worked in groups for three days on various assignments, experiments and prototypes. This year’s summer school topic was the Sustainable Development Goals. Kids were introduced to the sustainability concepts and came up with the idea of a toilet for a cow! It is an idea conceived and developed only by children to create a more sustainable society. Read more here.

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