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“… Coming soon!

Episode 7:
🚩 The Hague
πŸ“… Coming soon!

Episode 8:
To be announced!

Episode 9:
To be announced!

Episode 10:
To be announced!

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

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