How ASML helped SMART Photonics
For SMART Photonics, the Make Next Platform was a big help through having in-depth discussions on topics like corporate strategy, business case, yield improvement and market approach. In particular ASML has very broad relevant industry experience that they shared in order to help SMART grow as a company. SMART also greatly appreciated the interactions with the other participants in the program, as this allowed them to share experiences, best practices and solutions which were tailored to SMART’s current development phase.
How Vanderlande helped Lightyear with corporate development
How Huisman helped Sound Energy with strategy and industrialization
Make Next Platform executives acted as an advisory board to the management of Sound Energy, supplier of industrial chilling equipment.
Sound Energy had invented thermo acoustic chilling equipment but needed help on amongst others product structuring, industrialization, and market access. As a major industrial player, Huisman was well positioned to assist the company on all pending issues.
How Stichting TechnologyRating helped VitalFluid
In 2018 VitalFluid underwent the admission procedure for the Virtual Accelerator of Make Next Platform carried out by Stichting TechnologyRating (STR), the internal rating institute of MNP. During the process a lot of information was asked, while management, key staff and clients were thoroughly interviewed. In addition, STR conducted own research into amongst others competitors and markets of plasma activated water, and regulation. The entire process which culminated in the first rating report (First Opinion) was experienced by management as actually a due diligence. Evaluating the process, the board of VitalFluid felt itself better prepared for their future discussions with the investment community.
Every scale-up in the program passed a rigorous selection process. Because only top quality can survive in a global market. Entry criteria
Innovative high tech manufacturing company in The Netherlands
One or more existing clients
Categories to satisfy: Technology, Market, Management, Finance
Technology readiness level ≥ 7
Global revenue potential
> € 50Million
Major focus on potential
Not easy to get admitted
“We needed to fill out some paperwork, which we did. It all felt very thorough. After that we got a visit from 3 members of MNP. This almost felt like a due dilligence! At the end, it felt that we passed an examination. But it proved to be very worthwhile!”
Since 2016 Make Next Platform worked with the following scale-ups. Portfolio
Being a member
“As a member of the Make Next Platform, you are in the really good company of premier OEM’s and other scale-ups. It is not only a bridge to a world of knowledge and experience of the role models in industry. It is also about connecting to like-minded entrepreneurs who go through similar kind of challenges.”