Delft-based incubator YES!Delft presented a brand new incubation program in the beginning of this year. The first six participating tech startups have now presented themselves: from smart vessels and fast websites to lightweight hardware and air sensors.
The new programme has to ensure growth to EUR1 million revenue as fast as possible, whilst working on things like technology, team and business model. During the first six months participants work on the basics of their company to prepare for raising capital that allows for a market introduction. The selection of startups takes place three times a year.
Here's a look at the first batch of YesDelft's new incubation programme!
IMSystems develops lightweight hardware for robots to work "up to 40 percent" faster and with more strength and delicacy – depending on the sort of task. As robots are increasingly taking over human labour, the market asks for more precise working robots, the founders say.
We4Sea wants to make the seaborne transport industry more sustainable with a data platform that offers ship owners insight in the consumption of fuel and emission of CO2 of their vessels. "We help to cut down costs and lower emissions with a single data driven solution", the founders declare. Because 90 percent of the world’s cargo assumingly is transported by ship, this industry is still lagging behind in environmental performance.
VIBES.technology develops software applications for engineers to solve noise and vibration issues in the early phases of product development. Vibration engineering, for example in the automotive industry, is usually performed in the latest phase of product development. Leading to iterative design cycles. "Costly, cumbersome and time consuming", this startup says.
Treestle sees an increasing importance in website performance in an era of ever growing e-commerce. A drop in a website’s loading speed by just 0.1 seconds may lead to a loss of 1% in online sales. This startup aims to make websites run smooth all the time with software.
Quantified Air develops an affordable single-chip device that creates a quantitative chemical fingerprint of the air we breathe, detecting multiple gasses at once. This startup is providing an alternative for regular sensor methods, for example used in greenhouses, which are limited and expensive.
ABU Designs builds equipment to handle fragile components, like chips, without damaging them. The company eliminates the need to touch the product during production with an airbed-technique that allows for transport and position of the products horizontally, vertically and even upside down.