Startups

These IMPROVE alumni have already developed their innovative business idea into
a successful startup.

Charmtop

The objective of Charmtop is to allow elderly people to use technology. By providing them with a simplified computer with support, elderly people no longer need to rely on others and can use technology themselves.

Pixelstad

Pixelstad aims to revolutionize the world of spatial planning. By applying the latest technology in virtual and augmented reality, they create custom (dynamic) virtual environments that will improve the concensus building amongst stakeholders. Therefore they enhance the efficiency of the spatial planning process, which results in the most suitable outcome for society.

Awesome Driver

Awesome Driver is a transparent platform for driving students and instructors where making the ideal match between student and instructor to ensure safe and carefree lessons is the main goal.

 

Ji Shin Martial Arts

Ji Shin Martial Arts aims to make vulnerable groups feel as strong as possible, both mentally and physically. This is done through resilience training, which can be specially adapted and medically and scientifically substantiated. 

Sustainables

Sustainables focuses on removing all single-use items from research and healthcare. By cleaning disposables they can be used for recycling, with the end goal of reusing them. 

 

LABM8

LABM8 is working on universalizing flow chemistry through robotics. Their robots enable tailor-made automation of experiments.

 

Crowdience

Crowdience is an online platform that gives ordinary citizens a voice in scientific research. The information citizens provide regarding their own experiences help to keep (medical) science up to date and allow scientists to think and work beyond the current frameworks.

Sexual Healing

Sexual Healing uniquely enables enjoyable sex for women after sexual trauma. It offers you ways to explore, understand, and learn from your body and mind in the comfort of your own home.

Aerocount

AeroCount is developing a particle detector to help create a healthy living environment at home. It specializes in visualising air pollution, which grants companies and consumers the possiblity to take effective measures against air pollution.

Revealer

Revealer creates interactive customer experience products and video content for retail and promotional purposes. We connect customers and products with the use of interactive video content in order to increase shopping experience.

Displac3D

The founders of Displac3D are revolutionizing the way we listen to music. Stereo is now oldskool, because Glenn and Alex introduced a whole new music experience: 3D audio! They offer mixing service to artist and work towards a mixing tool for consumers.

Micro-Cosmos

Micro-Cosmos is developing a hood for hospital beds to provide patients with a calmer environment. By reducing sounds and lights from the surrounding, a private environment is created. This can help patients to sleep better and recover faster.

Soluxa

Soluxa wants to help generate sustainable energy in an aesthetically beautiful way. By turning dull black panels into panels with all different colors, they aim to provide suitable panels for facade cladding and design. 

Van Eigen Deeg

Van Eigen Deeg is a traditional cookie bakery. They try their hardest to let everyone enjoy the best and tastiest cookies. Irresistible and suited for any situation. 

3D Neuro

3Dneuro answers the need for reliable, care-free and affordable tools for electro physiology. They provide custom accessories for silicon probes enabling your cutting-edge research.

Graphkite

Graphkite uses advanced machine learning and data science techniques to distill the essential information from complex systems. Graphkite can help you find and understand patterns, and help you make better decisions based on the data available to your company.

Mindtrace

Mindtrace technology turns a simple webcam into a mind reader. Using the newest advances in machine learning and computer vision, which allows them to track eye movements, facial expressions and heart rate of a test audience watching your ads. They can help you optimize your adds and increase the impact of your advertisement.

Respora

Respora is on the mission to raise the quality and efficiency of scientific research. They support scientists worldwide, empowering them with their own knowledge. Respora gets the best out of every research community by reconnecting them.

LUTTO

 After you lost a beloved one, it is difficult to get your life back on track. The process of grieving is important and LUTTO helps you with that. The platform provides you insight into your emotions, contact with friends & family, access to the LUTTO-community and flexible chat possibilities with your therapist.

Biotic Bloom

Fertilizers are very wasteful: most of the fertilizers do not make it to the plant and run out of the soil into canals and rivers. The Biotic Bloom powder is equivalent to a living sponge. It keeps the fertilizers in the soil.

TicTag

TicTag offers solutions for your business to give your customers an online experience in an offline environment. TicTags SmartTag embeds a unique 5-point identifier which gives your product or location a unique ID. Your customer can open your app and select the tag with his smartphone.

Zober!

Zober! Is a magic pill that prevents hangovers. With the help of green tea, this pill will make you feel lively on the morning after drinking alcohol.

Oceana

The Donders Teaching kit is a non-profit project set up by Donders researchers that aims to educate children about neuroscience, and inform primary school teachers about how children can use this knowledge to improve their ability to learn.

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PHAR-Honey

Growing up with his grandmother’s way of curing small injuries, Mohamed discovered the wonderful proprieties of honey. When he became a chemist, he was wondering why we try to deal with our health issues with complicated chemical synthetic drugs. Why not use the beautiful healing properties nature already has to offer? PHAR-Honey is going to re-shape centuries old cures into nowadays solutions!

Plexuz

Plexuz makes studying fun, manageable and less stressful. The app supports medical students by giving them personal feedback on their learning behavior.

Giraffe Tools

Giraffe Tools provides tools for Graphical Interface for Reproducible Analysis oF workFlow Experiments. This is a web application with a set of tools to build a data analysis pipeline graphically and save the code straight to GitHub. Initially, this will focus on neuroscientific data analysis and be a web version of Porcupine, a visual workflow editor.

SME Bridge

SME Bridge was founded to enhance the abilities of industrial SMEs engaged in metallic part manufacture. They enable the procurement of high quality complex metal parts that can meet and exceed critical performance requirements.

Structure Systems

Data protection and information security are important for societal stability. Structure systems makes software for organisations in which data protection, information governance and information security come together, so that organisations know which personal data they process and are able to secure this information against internal and external data breach threats.

Veganicious

Veganicious is an online platform where you can find everything you need to know about the vegan way of life. It offers practical solutions, tips and products. And on top of the bill, it has an advanced search engine called VeganExplorer that shows you the nearest location of the stores and restaurants that sell vegan food and products.

Hidden talents

Hidden Talents doesn’t believe in ‘lost generations’, therefore they strive to develop a innovative solution for a more efficient way of integrating immigrants into society. They are building bridges between the Dutch labor market and new talents.

This could be you!

We are always looking for new innovative business ideas and entrepreneurs. So do you think you’re ready to take your idea to the next level? Do you want to become an entrepreneur? Check out our programs.

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Working Technology

One way or another we all rely on technology, we just need it to work. Sadly many elderly people struggle with tasks like doing their taxes or staying connected to loved ones. Everyone should be able to use technology though. The mission of Working Technology is to make that possible.