The scale-ups in the program are innovative, promising companies. Although different in nature and type of business, they all belong to the self-creating manufacturing industry, and share the ambition to become successful in their international niche market. Having been admitted into the Virtual Accelerator of the Make Next Platform gives them a valuable quality stamp. These scale-ups have the potential to become global players with revenues of at least € 50Million per year.
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
Currently Make Next Platform works 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.
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.
“We need to maintain and expand the leading position of the Dutch high tech OEM industry, in order to keep attracting young and innovative talent from all over the world”
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.