Three groups made the transition from Demonstrator Lab project to company/ stichting: CrowdZ, Cargoplot and Stichting voor Chromotografie thuis.
CrowdZ turns data into valuable insights. By gathering and providing real-time data from Bluetooth and WIFI tracking, CrowdZ provides customized solutions to gyms, hospitality, retail and smart building management. With the gathered data, CrowdZ creates real-time insights into activity, movement and duration of customer visits, available to both customers and business owners. CrowdZ offers a wide range of solutions, from easy-to-use people counters to extensive heat map collection. All gathered data is made available anonymously through a customized dashboard.
Cargoplot believes in human collaboration as the way to a better world. To enable this, Cargoplot creates a matchmaking and collaboration tool for the freight forwarding industry, enabling everyone to transport goods globally. Our platform is designed for B2C ecommerce retailers sourcing goods intercontinentally. Visit our website for more information on how we are changing the world!
Stichting voor Chromatografie thuis
Chromatography has proven to be a powerful technology for the separation of a mixture to perform quantitative analyses. The Foundation for Personal Chromatography aims to promote and support relatively simple analysis at home, e.g. by measuring urinary components after eating certain foods. The Foundation will not provide a ready-to-use product, but rather wants to give information on how to build one’s own set-up at home through an online platform and through organized educational days.
NEW @ AVS-VU
Two startups from the Demonstrator Lab moved to the AVS-VU Campus after successfully testing and developing their initial idea into an early-stage startup:
Using a combination of hard- and software and wireless data transfer (NFC) technology, Blieep offers solutions to register a wide range activities which can be analyzed through an app by the customer. Blieep works for big and small companies focusing on solutions such as internal payment systems or student registration, to relieve clients from the burden of cash handling or manual registration systems.
After going through the Demonstrator Lab track and finishing the Take Off Phase One project at NWO, Photosynthetic is now working on a variation of their initial project. A spin-off from Centrum voor Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Photosynthetic develops a rapid, high-resolution 3D print technique for objects smaller than a millimeter. This technology makes rapid prototyping for these kinds of objects possible and reduces the production costs significantly. Website: photosynthetic.nl
Learn more about Amsterdam Venture Studios on the website. Amsterdam Venture Studios offers locations and startup facilities at all Amsterdam-based universities.
Berno Bucker will step into the role of interim director of Demonstrator Lab VU. He’s succeeding Linda van de Burgwal, who was director for the past two years. Berno is no stranger to the Demonstrator Lab, having launched his own start-up there six years ago and spending the last four years coaching Demonstrator Lab projects. […]News
The second selection round of the Academic Startup Competition is just around the corner! On December 14th, forty-five pre-selected academic start-ups will present themselves to an expert jury of (international) investors and companies, among which start-ups from the Demonstrator Lab are well represented. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, having entrepreneurship as a spearhead, is hosting the selection round […]News
Photosynthetic has been selected as a finalist in the 9th edition of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge out of more than 4,000 international participants.News