Dutch Pioneers in AI – our video series on leading startups and scale-ups

We proudly present you some of our most inspiring companies & entrepreneurs

In this video series, you will get to know some talented entrepreneurs running very diverse companies with one common denominator: they are leading the way in the development or use of AI. They push boundaries, disrupt their markets and lead the rest of us forward.Β 

Episode 1:
Innatera Nanosystems
🚩 Rijswijk
πŸ“… May 2022

Episode 2:
🚩 Delft
πŸ“… June 2022

Episode 3:
🚩 The Hague
πŸ“… June 2022

Episode 4:
🚩 Rotterdam
πŸ“… June 2022

Episode 5:
Clockworks / Blicker
🚩 Rotterdam
πŸ“… July 2022

Episode 6:
🚩 Leiden
πŸ“… September 2022

Episode 7:
🚩 The Hague
πŸ“… September 2022

Episode 8:
🚩 Delft
πŸ“… October 2022

Episode 9:
🚩 The Hague
πŸ“… November 2022

Episode 10:
🚩 Leiden
πŸ“… November 2022

Episode 1: Innatera Nanosystems

May 2022

In this first episode you will meetΒ Sumeet Kumar, the CEO of Innatera Nanosystems. This Rijswijk based company develops neuromorphic processors: microchips that mimick the brain’s mechanism for recognizing patterns, enabling sensor data to be processed a hundred times faster and using up to a thousand times less energy than conventional digital chips. We’re talking picojoules here!


πŸ‘‹ Innatera Nanosystems, a Dutch semiconductor startup
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2018, as a spin-off from TU Delft
🌍 Visit them at www.innatera.com
🚩 Located in Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in working at Innatera? Check out their vacancies

Episode 2: Fizyr

June 2022

In this episode you will meetΒ Herbert ten Have, the CEO of Fizyr. This Delft based company designs, builds, installs and maintains their vision software product for automated picking and placing in harsh logistics environments.

Their deep learning algorithms are used to enable automated handling of unknown objects varying in shape, size, color, material and stacking, being picked from (conveyed) bulk. Fizyr’s software is used worldwide by leading system integrators and end-users in online retail, warehousing and parcel services.

πŸ‘‹ Fizyr, a Dutch scale up in vision software for automated picking and placing
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2014 as Delft Robotics, a spin-off from TU Delft
🌍 Visit them at www.fizyr.com
🚩 Located in Delft, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in a career at Fizyr? Check out their job openings

Episode 3: UbiOps

June 2022

We meet up withΒ Yannick Maltha, CEO and co-founder ofΒ UbiOps. This The Hague based company helps you easily run and scale AI workloads on-demand on GPUs, saving data analytics teams time and money. UbiOps offers data specialists an easy-to-use platform to turn AI models into production, without the need to rely on complex infrastructure knowledge. The platform is being used by startups, scaleups, multinationals and government organizations.

In this episode, Yannick Maltha tells us more about UbiOps and we haveΒ Joris MollingaΒ fromΒ DuckDuckGooseΒ talk about UbiOps from a user perspective.

πŸ‘‹ UbiOps, a Dutch scale up in turning your AI models into live, scalable services
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2016, the first version of the platform launched in december 2019
🌍 Visit them at www.UbiOps.com 
🚩 Located in The Hague, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in working at UbiOps? Check out their job openings

Episode 4: Blockbax

June 2022

We meet up with Dennis van den Bos and Roy van der Valk, co-founders at Blockbax. This Rotterdam based company offers a fully configurable and scalable low-code IoT platform which requires no programming – at all.

Because of the easiness of use, the platform is used by both business & IT experts to store, visualize, analyze and combine real-time & historical data from sensors and machines. This enables companies to work data-driven and to proactively respond and automate on operational issues that require attention. Blockbax is active across different industries such as Energy, Building & Construction and Agriculture by companies like Croonwolter&dros, TBI and ENGIE.

πŸ‘‹ Blockbax, a Dutch scale up in automating businesses through sensor and machine data without coding
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2018
🌍 Visit them at www.blockbax.com
🚩 Located in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in a career at Blockbax? Check out their vacancies

Episode 5: Clockworks

July 2022

This time we meet up with Victor Westerwoudt, Co-Founder at Clockworks. This Rotterdam based startup consists of a team of AI software engineers, experienced in state-of-the-art Deep Learning AI and Machine Learning, with a passion for computer vision. They are driven by the urge to solve problems that no other technology has solved before.

One of their products is Blicker, an intelligent meter readout assistant that digitises gas, electricity and water meters from photos. This solution empowers utility companies’ customers and service engineers with digital, expert assistance to collect meter readings firt-time-right and in the blink of an eye. In this episode Victor tells us a bit more about Blicker and the role of AI.

πŸ‘‹ Clockworks, a Dutch startup pushing the boundaries of intelligent imaging
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2017
🌍 Visit them at  www.clockworks.co and Blicker.ai
🚩 Located in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in a career at Clockworks? Check out their job openings

Episode 6: Landscape

September 2022

we’d like you to meet Erwin Haas (Founder/CEO) and Jacob Boon (Data Solutions Consultant) at Landscape. Under the motto ‘Creating value with AI’, this Leiden-based agency helps companies discover what AI can do for them: make better use of data, accelerate processes or developing smarter products.

With their focus on safe, transparent and explainable AI, the Landscape team makes everyday activities easier, faster and richer. They understand business and know how data and AI are tools to add value to your organization. In this video, Erwin introduces us to Landscape and Jacob tells us a bit more about the models they created for an insurance company.

πŸ‘‹ Landscape, a Dutch consultancy agency connecting business and data science
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2014
🌍 Visit them at  WeAreLandscape.com
🚩 Located in Leiden, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in a working at Landscape? Check out their vacancies

Episode 7: Space4Good

September 2022

We’d like to introduce you to Jesscia Immelman (Business Lead) and Alexander Gunkel (Founder & Managing Director) at Space4Good. This Delft based innovative social enterprise utilises space technology for social and environmental good.

Using remote sensing, GIS and artificial intelligence, they map, analyse and model complex ecosystems and support leading organisations and institutions on topics such as environmental crime detection, regenerative agriculture, humanitarian aid, air pollution and sustainable urban development. By doing so Space4Good helps impact makers on the ground to make more informed decisions, improve the operational efficiency, create data-driven transparency and unlock new revenue sources such as carbon credits.Β 

πŸ‘‹ Space4Good, a Dutch startup using remote sensing to monitor social and evironmental impact
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2017
🌍 Visit them at Space4Good.com
🚩 Located in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in working at Space4Good? Check out their vacancies!

Episode 8: Qualinx

October 2022

In this episode you’ll meet Tom Trill, CEO at Qualinx. This Delft based IoT semiconductor company solved a high power consumption problem of GNSS sensors, utilising its patented digital RF (DRF) techniques.

They offer the world’s smallest and most power efficient GNSS sensor, which reduces the wireless radio energy consumption of IoT solutions by 90 percent. This enables a vast field of applications for portable and IoT applications, when sustainable low-energy consumption is crucial.

πŸ‘‹ Qualinx, a high-tech fabless semiconductor company that solved a high power consumption problem of GNSS sensors
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2015
🌍 Visit them at Qualinx.nl
🚩 Located in Delft, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in working at Qualinx? Check their job opportunities!

Episode 9: Mainblades

November 2022

We’d like to introduce you toΒ Mainblades, offering automated drone inspections for every aircraft type, indoor and outdoor, with zero preparation. In a world where aircraft inspections are a highly time and cost consuming process, Mainblades offers a drone-powerd inspection tool that allows aircraft engineers to perform their work better and more efficiently, while also gathering more consistent and compliant data. They improve inspection data, shorten turnaround times and reduce maintenance costs.

In this video, you’ll meetΒ Dejan BorotaΒ (co-founder and CEO) andΒ Julian von der GoltzΒ (data scientist and software engineer) telling us a bit more about their business and how the inspections take place.

πŸ‘‹ Mainblades, automated aircraft drone inspections
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2017
🌍 Visit them at Mainblades.com
🚩 Located in The Hague, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in working at Mainblades? Check out theirΒ career opportunities.

Episode 10: Samotics

November 2022

We’d like to introduce you to Samotics. They are solving global industrial companies’ problems with downtime and energy waste. Their continuous monitoring systems help to reduce risks and lower costs, helping eliminate unplanned downtime and supporting reducing energy reduction.

In this video, you’ll meet Simon Jagers, the founder of Samotics, telling us a bit more about his business and how they put a real dent in energy waste across the globe.

πŸ‘‹ Samotics, predictive maintenance systems for AC motors and rotating equipment
πŸͺ΄ Founded in 2015
🌍 Visit them at Samotics.com
🚩 Located in Leiden, Zuid-Holland
πŸ’» Interested in working at Samotics? Check out their career opportunities

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