Meet the Amsterdam-based startups exhibiting at TNW Conference 2021

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TNW Conference 2021 Amsterdam

The most popular tech conference of Amsterdam, the TNW Conference, is back! The 15th edition of the TNW Conference is happening on September 30 and October 1 at Taets Art and Event Park in Amsterdam. 

The TNW Conference 2021 will be the first hybrid edition, meaning it will take place both in-person and online. However, the in-person edition is open exclusively to only 4,500 attendees eager to reconnect with the industry face-to-face.

What is TNW Conference?

TNW Conference is a 2-day technology event that brings together international technology executives, policymakers, top-tier investors, scale-ups, and startups for business, knowledge sharing, and of course, a whole lot of fun.

Also, attendees can get access to valuable keynote content, match with keynote speakers, and engage with like-minded attendees from anywhere in the world.

Amsterdam startups at TNW Conference 2021

Below is the list of startups selected from “Exhibit with the City of Amsterdam,” powered by StartupAmsterdam and Smart Health Amsterdam. These Amsterdam-based startups will be representing themselves and the City of Amsterdam at the TNW Conference 2021 on September 30 and October 1. 

StartupAmsterdam is an action programme run by the City of Amsterdam that brings the public and private sectors together to support the startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs, and other players in the local ecosystem. 

Smart Health Amsterdam is the network for data and AI-based innovation in Amsterdam’s Life Sciences & Health sector. The platform was established in close collaboration with the City of Amsterdam, with the Board contributing to the ecosystem and network.

Notably, StartupAmsterdam and Smart Health Amsterdam are part of Gemeente Amsterdam’s Economic Department.

Elementa

Date: September 30, 2021

The Amsterdam company is building a voice assistant app that enables researchers to document their data in the lab instantly into their computers, just by the power of their voice. The app aims to eliminate all the side tasks for researchers in a lab, like documentation, concentration calculations, and others. 

Tech behind the startup: NLP (Natural Language Processing), NLU (Natural Language Understanding), ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) and TTS (Text To Speech), Machine Learning and Deep learning, Conversational AI (Hybrid Intelligence). 

What it seeks:

  • Create collaboration projects with universities, research institutions, and industry to develop the product further 
  • Gain exposure to potential customers and new markets to expand 
  • Get in touch with mentors and experts. 
  • Funding opportunities

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“We are a mission-driven team, who are solving one of the biggest problems in the biomedical research field: the outdated documentation process and inefficient data capturing in the lab. This problem contributes to the global estimated waste of $400B/year in biomedical research. Being part of this opportunity will help us to accelerate our exposure and growth as a startup and achieve our vision as a team. We are here to empower researchers to create a healthier world.” 

Incision

Date: September 30, 2021

Incision is a platform for surgical performance and online training. The company is on a mission to improve surgical care by sharing surgical skills and making high-quality surgical knowledge accessible to everyone.

Tech behind the startup: Computer vision

What it seeks:

  • To get clients
  • Establish more exposure 
  • Help build relations within the field, (e.g. experts in data security within the medical field, other medtech startups, and research groups).

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“With the use of Computer Vision, we can analyse operative videos and pre-process the video in such a way that outstanding moments are highlighted (i.e. technical errors, deviations, adverse events). This helps surgeons (in training) to evaluate their actions/skills and find areas of improvement. We need to be present at events like these to spread our message, showcase our technology, and get people excited to use our service.”

Clear

Date: September 30, 2021

The Amsterdam startup aims to help people live a healthier lifestyle through the right food choices. In the app, the user needs to log everything they eat, drink, and their activity. The Clear algorithm then determines the nutritional score of your meals and helps you build your optimal nutrition plan. 

Tech behind the startup: The company uses a biosensor (continuous glucose monitor system) to link biodata to logged food items and visualise the response to food in an understandable food score in a mobile app. The company is also developing a recommender system based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). It recommends recipes that people like and are good for them based on their glucose response.

What it seeks:

  • Funding opportunity 
  • Client Acquisition
  • Collaboration with government 
  • Connecting to investors 
  • Expanding the network of potential collaborators 
  • Finding talent. 

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“At Clear, we are passionate about collecting the latest scientific evidence and help people to live healthier through the right food choices: preventively but also as support in current treatment. We are just mentioned in the top 10 of the hottest startups in Amsterdam, and being visible at these events will help us to keep momentum and create a breakthrough in the health of people living in Amsterdam but also everyone else on the planet!”

NeuroReality

Date: September 30, 2021

NeuroReality is a medtech company that uses VR, neuroscience & gamification to revolutionise cognitive rehabilitation and brain training. The company is on a mission to improve the lives of individuals with cognitive problems by offering effective solutions that are fun, accessible, and interactive via virtual reality (VR). NeuroReality provides VR games that are intended to train a variety of cognitive skills such as calculation, attention, memory, visuospatial abilities, executive functions, and reaction time.

Tech behind the startup: VR, Neuroscientific principles, Gamification, and AI. 

What it seeks:

  • Funding opportunities 
  • Client acquisition 
  • Gain exposure
  • Government collaboration. 

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“We believe that working with the city of Amsterdam and organizations like StartupAmsterdam and Smart Health Amsterdam helps us further our mission. Our solution can have a significant impact on the entire healthcare ecosystem by improving the way that cognitive rehabilitation is delivered and understood. We are working to change the lives of millions of people around the world suffering from cognitive deficits, their families and loved ones, and healthcare providers.”

Skinive

Date: September 30, 2021

Skinive is a deep learning company, offers AI & CV-based skin screening technology (APIs and apps) using smartphone cameras. The company is on a mission to make skin screening and skin health monitoring accessible to everyone. 

Tech behind the startup: Deep learning, Computer vision, AWS Cloud

What it seeks:

  • Funding opportunities 
  • Client acquisition 
  • Internationalisation strategy and connections
  • Government collaboration. 

Asthmaware

Date: September 30, 2021

Asthmaware develops a monitoring system that consists of a smart-textile shirt and a mobile application. The system uses high-end sEMG technology to evaluate breathing activity during sleep. As it monitors the children while sleeping, it is effortless and allows continuous assessment of symptoms over multiple hours. 

The startup helps children to recognise the early symptoms and intervene in time. As asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood, Asthmaware can improve the lives of thousands of children worldwide.

Floepp

Date: October 1, 2021

The Amsterdam startup identifies structural damage in buildings and infrastructure, empowering organisations to take action at an early stage and establish solid planning based on data. The company’s solution reduces up to 50 per cent of maintenance costs in the construction and infrastructure industry.

Tech behind the startup: IoT networks like NB-IoT, LTE-M, sensors, and actuators, cloud computing (future machine learning, and edge computing).

What it seeks:

  • Finding talent and partners
  • Client acquisition 
  • Exposure
  • Government collaboration
  • To find a living lab to experiment

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“The Netherlands is sinking! Some places will sink more than 50cm in the next 20 years. Can you imagine what this does to our infrastructure? We with Floepp have a solution to go from reactive maintenance to predictive asset management. This is the only way we will be able to afford to maintain our infrastructure. We offer a solution that is scalable, automated, and measures continuously. And this will help maintain the Netherlands as we know it!”

Omnia Modelling

Date: October 1, 2021

Omnia Modelling is a provider of a space management solution for commercial spaces. It facilitates users with workspace modeling solutions that provide decision-makers in companies with the necessary tools to make data-driven reopening decisions. 

By having insights into what is happening in the office in terms of contact hotspots and thus possible virus spread, one can formulate a safer and more productive reopening plan.

Tech behind the startup: Artificial Intelligence, Stochastic Modelling

What it seeks:

  • Funding opportunities
  • Client acquisition 
  • Exposure
  • Government collaboration
  • To find a living lab to experiment

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“In the market, we are playing in, conferences are essential for business progress. Networking even in smaller events or meetups with governmental guidance will be a big boost for us.”

Seenons

Date: October 1, 2021

Seenons, an Amsterdam-based company was founded with a mission to bring people together for a waste-free world. The company uses IT and smart logistics to bring companies, transport and logistics partners, waste service providers, circular processors, and municipalities together to enable more sustainable waste solutions. With the app, companies can arrange waste collection in one click most efficiently and sustainably.

Tech behind the startup: Smart logistics, Software, and App

What it seeks:

  • Client acquisition 
  • Exposure
  • Government collaboration
  • To find a living lab to experiment

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“Each year, in the Netherlands alone, 2 megatons of waste is sent to be burnt. Yet we are running out of natural resources. This waste can often be used again as materials for new products. Our technology helps bring together all those in the waste chain to reduce business waste and get that waste to those that can re-use it. Amsterdam needed to be fully circular by 2030 so we need to start thinking differently about what we waste. Our platform and app stimulate a very much needed change in a very outdated system.”

Bluefeniks

Date: October 1, 2021

Blue Feniks helps to create safe and inclusive work environments by addressing the problem of unwanted behavior in the workplace that often goes unnoticed. 

Tech behind the startup: Apps, Natural Language Processing, Emotion Recognition, and Machine Learning

What it seeks: 

  • Client acquisition 
  • Finding talent
  • Exposure
  • Government collaboration

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“More and more people realise the need for better quality work environments. In the wake of #metoo, startups have emerged left and right to facilitate reporting of unwanted behaviour or to address mental health issues, especially since the covid crisis. Blue Feniks has dedicated its efforts in the meantime to come up with a holistic solution for safe and inclusive work environments, that aggregates all work-related needs into a simple and functional solution. Now, with Blue Feniks, you can offer employees measurably safer and more inclusive work environments and create the culture you want.”

Winc Academy

Date: October 1, 2021

Winc Academy offers intensive online courses where anyone can learn in-demand digital skills to change their career. The company was founded in 2018 with the mission to make programming fun and accessible for everyone.

Tech behind the startup: Developed in-house, third-party software

What it seeks: 

  • Client acquisition 
  • Finding talent
  • Exposure
  • Government collaboration
  • Internationalisation strategy and connections

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“Our goal is to teach as many people as possible the skills of the twenty-first century. Every future job will be based on code, low code, or no code. With our new way of teaching, we are growing fast. We started as the first remote school. So remote is in our DNA. Especially now in this crisis, we see the importance of digital skills. So, let’s join forces to upskill more people so nobody stays behind.”

MX3D

Date: October 1, 2021

MX3D develops and creates robotic 3D metal printing technology. The company has developed the first dedicated Robotic Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) software to enable end-to-end, large-scale 3D metal printing. The company aims to create a tool that allows industry leaders, innovators, and professionals to realise new designs at scale in metal.

Tech behind the startup: Robotic 3D metal printing, AI

What it seeks:

  • Client and customer acquisition 
  • Finding talent
  • Government collaboration
  • Funding opportunities

Motivation behind participating in this event, according to the startup

“We have proven our unique technology of robotic 3D metal printing by installing the MX3D Bridge in the heart of Amsterdam, recently opened by Máxime, Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands. It is unique to the world, and a high-light for Amsterdam on technology, sustainability, and digital manufacturing. We have a strong mutual relationship with the city of Amsterdam, and it would be an honour to represent the city at diverse technology events.”

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