Here’s your weekly Dutch startup news update!
Funding & Updates
Nijmegen medtech startup Noviosense secured an undisclosed “4th financing round” from Fraunhofer Venture, Healthinnovations, NovioTech and Topfonds Gelderland. Noviosense can now validate their glucose sensor, in their quest to battle diabetes.
Amsterdam-based parking startup Parkbee has received a 1.8 million euro investment from regional development fund InnovationQuarter and four informal investors. The money will be used to accelerate their business in the UK.
ARM’s acquisition by SoftBank brings European tech exit volume to 40 billion euro in Q3 2016, says TechEU. They’ve analysed the tech exits data tracked for the third quarter of 2016, and found that it was a stellar one in terms of volume – but mostly thanks to a single, big deal.
The annual Accenture Innovation Awards were presented to “the most innovative products and services of the Dutch market”. So-called Blue Tulips were awarded in ten categories as well as a Green Tulip for the best innovation within the ‘grand theme’ of this year’s edition: the circular economy.
Winners get access to Accentures network of corporations, media and incubators, but receive no prize money. Theme’s include: health, food, shopping, travel, safety and ‘the internet of me.
Themes & Winners
|Health & Wellbeing||Plasmacure||An electronic plaster
|Fair Food||SoilCares||Measurement of soil|
|Seamless Shopping||TechSee||Customer service in video|
|Easy Travel & Transport||Delft Hyperloop||Super-fast traveling in air tubes
|Smart sensors that charge through Wi-Fi|
|Skills to Succeed||Mr. Chadd||Online learning and homework platform
|The Internet of Me||3D ABOUT.me
|Online shoe fitting|
|Safe & Secure Society||ReadID||Scanning of identification documents through NFC|
|Clean & Affordable Energy||Solaris Sunpower
|Making electricity and heath out of solar energy|
|Smart Industry||ViVi Verte||Smart packaging of vegetables|
|Circular Economy||Ioniqa||Recycling of coloured plastic bottles|
Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it.
Samsung continues its in-house startup incubator program, called “C-Lab,” which encourages employees to build their own business and spin them out as startups on occasion. Samsung’s new startups include a wearable 360 cam and a humming app.