All scale-ups in the program have passed a rigorous selection process. Only the best can survive in the global market.
- Innovative high tech manufacturing company in The Netherlands
- Scaling up with working prototype
- 10+ employees; One or more existing clients
- Adequate governance
- Technology readiness level ≥7
- Global revenue potential ≥ € 50Million
Since 2016 Make Next Platform worked with the following scale-ups. Portfolio
Spark ablation tool
VSPARTICLE (VSP) has developed a unique spark ablation tool which generates nanoparticles in a highly controlled manner. Spark ablation is an exciting technology for material scientists who are looking to create new combinations of materials (alloys) or to improve the behaviour of bulk materials like gold and Iridium (Ir) by bringing them on nanoscale. In 2023 VSP will introduce its flagship product, the VSPARTICLE Nanoprinter (VSP-P1). This new product unlocks a new material paradigm by enabling customers to print nanoparticles at the push of a button. The tool can potentially be used for many applications in lots of markets. VSP is eying to become a provider of industrial production tools.
VIVOLTA develops bioresorbable medical devices, tissue engineering products and drug delivery solutions that guide the body to heal itself. Using our cutting-edge MediSpin® production platform, we provide nanofiber-based solutions to address unmet clinical needs and change patients’ lives.
VitalFluid specializes in the development of customer driven Plasma Activated Water (PAW) applications to contribute to the sustainability goals of our customers and society. Through deep knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological properties of PAW and the ability to control and enrich the activation processes, the company develops machines and applications tailored to and outperforming the requirements.
Sound Energy is a provider of thermoacoustic cooling systems. Its systems transform waste heat from industrial processes into industrial chilling, delivering an energy neutral and environmentally friendly solution.
QuinteQ has an exclusive license from The Boeing Company to bring to market a flywheel-based kinetic battery. The functional properties of the battery are comparable to Lithium-ion batteries, i.e., storage, loading and unloading of electrical energy. It has an estimated lifetime of at least 350k cycles (20-25 years), while Li-ion batteries last 3-6k cycles. Energy-losses are less than 0.1%/hour.
In Ovo Gender-typing solution Ella
In Ovo has developed a high-throughput screening machine called Ella which can identify the gender of the egg before it hatches, early in the incubation process. This gives hatcheries the option to only hatch the females, which is better for animal welfare and sustainability. Several technological breakthroughs have laid the groundwork: a novel biomarker for gender, an automated sampling method for tiny amounts of egg fluid, and the application of the fastest mass spectrometer in the world outside a laboratory.
Eindhoven Medical Robotics
Eindhoven Medical Robotics (EMR) enables surgeons with supervised autonomous high precision surgical robotics.
EMR aims to become a world leader in design, development and manufacturing of surgical robots.
Bond provides a breakthrough technology in 3D printing of industrial PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) for high-performance manufacturing to deliver functional parts with isotropic tensile strength using existing high-performance polymers. Client segments are Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Energy, Industry and Medical.
Nickel-iron battery and alkaline electrolyser in one novel device
Battolyser Systems offers large industrial producers and consumers of grey hydrogen (produced from fossil fuels), such as Shell, Total and Yara, a green hydrogen alternative (produced from wind and solar energy). The novel Battolyser® is a nickel-iron battery (Ni-Fe) and an alkaline electrolyser combined in one device. The Ni-Fe battery was an invention of Thomas Edison and patented in 1901. The Ni-Fe battery or Edison battery has never really made it commercially because it gradually starts to produce hydrogen and oxygen when it is being charged. Battolyser Systems takes advantage of this disadvantage. The Battolyser functions as a battery to store electricity and when fully charged as an electrolyser to produce hydrogen.
OEMs drivers of growth
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are important drivers for growth, innovation, productivity, and export, as practice shows. Make Next Platform’s vision reflects that increasing the number of OEMs will strengthen the Dutch economy, its ecosystem, its international position, and attract human talent.
Make Next Platform (MNP) has expressed its commitment to support brilliant, emerging OEMs (eOEMs) in becoming new growth engines. The MNP Founders know how hard it is to make complex hardware. By directly offering their network, expertise, experience, and competent help, they contribute to removing bottlenecks and providing solutions, and more importantly, to the ability to execute of these young companies.