may 19th 2022 | pavilion theatre eur campus

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Impact by technology

The tech & Entrepreneurship event of the year

200

Tickets available

12

inspirational speakers

1

surprise act
MEET TECH STARTUPS
dance with robots
get inspired by founder stories
MEET TECH STARTUPS
dance with robots
get inspired by founder stories
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HOSTED BY

Melissa Ablett-Jordaan is the Chief Operating Officer of CIC, where she is responsible for overseeing CIC’s global centers, including sales, operations, IT and software development.

Melissa speaks regularly on topics of building entrepreneurial communities and facilitating economic development through innovation, and for the past two years has moderated South Holland’s Upstream Festival - a 5 day startup and tech event with over 2.000 attendees. She has mentored startups as a part of programs like TechStars Amsterdam and TU Delft’s YES!Delft. Melissa also serves on boards such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Rotterdam, and previously, on the board of Restart Network - a nonprofit based in Rotterdam, providing free coding education and employment opportunities to refugees.

MELISSA ABLETT-JORDAAN

Chief Operating Officer, CIC

Get inspired

The Plenary Show will take place at the Erasmus Pavilion on the Erasmus University Campus, on the 19th of May from 15:00 - 17:00. For this event, a free ticket can be reserved via the button below. This ticket gives you access to the Plenary Show.  The Startup Fair does not require registration and is open to everyone.
AGENDA

EVENT SCHEDULE

15.00

walk in

15.30

Opening show & welcome

15.40

The Rotterdam energy transition: challenges & opportunities - Interview

15.50

The Impact of Technology on Society - Opening Keynote 

16.00

Startups Paving the Way for the Future - Tech Demos

16.15

what makes multi-disciplinary teams key to success? - fireside chat

16.40

For a World without Barriers - Showcase by a TU Delft Dream Team

16.50

A Human Robot Love Story - Closing Act

17.00

Opening Network Drinks & Startup Fair

SPEAKERS ATTENDING

inspiring SPEAKERS

MELISSA ABLETT-JORDAAN

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF CIC

Melissa speaks regularly about building entrepreneurial communities and facilitating economic development through innovation. She also serves on boards such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Rotterdam and, previously, on the board of Restart Network - a nonprofit based in Rotterdam, providing free coding education and employment opportunities to refugees.

MONIEK BUIJZEN

PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION AND BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE

Moniek Buijzen is professor of communication and behavioural change at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Internationally renowned for her work on digital communication technology’s impact on well-being, she has received grants from the Dutch Research Council (including a VICI grant) and the European Research Council, chairs the interdisciplinary expert practice AI, Digital Communication and Behavioural Change at the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA) and is academic lead of the Erasmus Initiative Societal Impact of AI.

BOB HENDRIKX

CEO & FOUNDER LOOP BIOTECH

Bob Hendrikx is an inventor, architect and biodesigner who seeks to unravel the parasitic relationship between humanity and its environment by exploring a new living world. Collaboration with the natural world and imagining a new era in which our everyday objects come to life are important factors in his work.

JARI HAZELEBACH

CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF SPEAKSEE

Jari studied business administration at RSM, EUR. He is responsible for vision, product-market fit, fundraising and sales. Jari has been awarded by FD Jonge Talenten 2022, Forbes 30U30 2019, Best Pitch RTL Z in Zaken 2016 and won the Philips Innovation Award in 2016.

DIEUWKE HOOGLAND

CO-FOUNDER MASTERS OF SCALE

Dieuwke Hoogland has been an entrepreneur for many years and has co-founded several tech startups. As a non-tech educated female, she is an example of being able to successfully build a career in the STEM area.

HELENA HUIJSMANS

HUMAN ENGINEER AT PROJECT MARCH

Helena has a background in Medicine and Applied Mathematics and therefore focuses on human-like walking patterns and the safety and health of the pilot in Project March exoskeleton.

ANNA HANDSCHUH

COMMUNITY & ECOSYSTEM BUILDER

Having lived in four European countries Anna provides more than 15 years' experience in sustainable business model innovation. From being co-founder of the German branch of Dutch Triodos Bank to being a respected advisor to various international (tech) start-ups andEuropean organizations her focus has always been climate (tech) and business innovation.She is a strong advocate of science-based and impact-driven entrepreneurship, with a special focus on female founders.As a consequence of that, she provides a broad international network from key players in business to science in circular economy, energy transition and climate tech.

ERNST HOESTRA

CEO ERASMUS ENTERPRISE

Over the past 20 years+, Ernst has been building a track record in several business domains, including IT, commerce, circular economy and related innovative supply chain providers. He is a passionate business leader with strong new business development skills and the ability to transform companies and startups into high- value organisations.

Joost Dieben

co-founder venturi aviation

Joost Dieben is the co-founder and COO of the world's first all-electric regional aircraft development company Venturi Aviation. Joost began his academic career as Aeronautical Engineer followed by a Masters Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University. Before co-founding Venturi, Joost operated as a business consultant at multiple SMEs and supported clients such as Bank of America, Google, Visa Card and Shell Global.

IJsbrand de Lange

co-founder stil

IJsbrand is founder and CEO of Stil. He studied Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft. The combination of having innovative insight in technology combined with his experience in undertaking business is his biggest quality. He combined these skills in his Master's thesis and developed, constructed and tested a novel actuator which is capable of mechanically suppressing vibrations in the arm. This was the start of a new MedTech start-up: STIL.

arno bonte

Alderman for Sustainability, Air Quality and Energy Transition

Within the Municipality of Rotterdam, Arno Bonte is primarily responsible for realizing the energy transition. The plan is to turn CO2 emissions from a steady increase into a significant decrease. Bonte started his political career in 2005 as a municipal councillor for GroenLinks. In 2010, he became the party leader of his party which he led for four years. He was previously a spokesman for the FNV and Milieudefensie. He also worked for the Drechtsteden cooperation region.

As a council member, he ensured, among other things, more trees in the city and extra money for bicycle facilities. Together with residents, he successfully fought against the speed increase on the A13 highway through Overschie. Arno Bonte was born in the Bergpolder district, grew up in Blijdorp and now lives in the centre of Rotterdam.

startup founders stories

Tech startup fair participants

STIL is working on an innovative solution to suppress tremors.

STIL is working on an innovative solution to suppress tremors without affecting the voluntary movement. This technology is integrated into an orthosis, providing independence and enabling people with tremors to return to their everyday activities.

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Venturi makes aviation greener, simpler and cheaper.

Venturi’s mission is to enable 100% sustainable regional air travel and, in turn, improve airlines' flight operating costs. To ensure zero-emission regional air travel, Venturi aims to deliver the world’s first all-electric zero-emission aircraft, seating 44 passengers with a flight range of 550km, by 2028.

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Loop, Let's enrich life after death

Loop is here to restore nature. They do this by bringing human nutrients back into the cycle of life in the most natural way: with a living mycelium-based coffin. The Loop Living Cocoon not only breaks itself down in 45 days, but it also hosts bacteria and microorganisms that neutralise toxins in both the body and surrounding soil, enabling people to enrich and clean the soil with their nutrients.

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Enabling touch in virtual reality

SenseGlove is an innovation-driven company. It allows the feeling of shapes, textures, stiffness, impacts and resistance of any virtual object. This allows you to experience digital worlds through intuitive real-world behaviour. SenseGlove is designed as the ideal development tool for adding natural interactions to your spatial computing projects.

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Live captions of what’s being said during in-person group meetings

Speaksee captures the speech in conversations and transcribes it into text on a smartphone in real-time. Speaksee also shows what's being said in different colours for each person, in less than a second. This way, the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing person can distinguish who says what. AutoCaption can also be used for online training, webinars, podcasts or online video's.

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Trace your materials from source to product

Circularise facilitates a shift to a circular economy by digitising and tracing materials across complex supply chains on a public blockchain without risking confidentiality. Openly sharing data can put businesses at risk. Circularise helps suppliers make material information easily accessible to customers and regulators without sharing sensitive and proprietary material composition information.

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Healthy mineral water. At the push of a button.

Inspired by nature, Aquablu reproduces the natural water cycle. Using Supreme Osmosis™ technology, tap water is purified into fresh mineral water. Aquablu’s 6x advanced purification uses existing water sources and removes up to 99% of any impurities found in typical tap water. While improving the water with trace elements of essential minerals along the way.

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The ready-to-use solar panel that can be connected to a grounded socket

Supersola aims to give the possibility to everyone to be able to control their energy. Their solar panel is a ready-to-use product that makes solar energy self-generation accessible and simple. Everyone can connect the solar panel themselves and be no longer dependent on an installer.

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EVENT LOCATION

Erasmus pavilion & ERASMUS ENTERPRISE

Burgemeester Oudlaan 350, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
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