Technology empowers us to live improved lives by achieving, learning and enjoying more. In the current technologically advanced world, which is defined by constant disruption, nothing is constant. And, it becomes hard for consumers to keep themselves updated with the latest products and trends.
Some of the common consumer technology trends include security software, advanced mobile cameras, home automation, voice interfaces, smart automobiles, subscription businesses, Internet of Things, and more. The emerging tech trends include smart speakers, virtual reality headsets and others.
There are many startups that operate in the consumer tech industry across Europe. Encouraging these startups, some Dutch consumer tech startups have been picked to showcase their innovations at the prestigious tech event, CES 2020 in Las Vegas in January next year. So, here we have listed these Dutch startups that operate with the intention to shape up the future of consumer tech in the coming years.
Founders: Indra den Bakker
Valuation: $480k – $720k
Founded year: 2018
Why its hot: 20tree.ai operates with the mission to help protect forests by providing actionable and data-driven planet intelligence. The company does this by leveraging satellite imagery, Artificial Intelligence, and computing power. Forest intelligence helps NGOs, corporates, and governments combat deforestation and helps them in the process of efficient and sustainable forest management.
Founders: Gerbert Kaandorp, Jasper Wognum, Peter Eijk
Founded year: 2016
Why its hot: BrainCreators comprises a team of experts in Artificial Intelligence with expertise in both enterprise software engineering and machine learning. The company brings businesses to the forefront of digital transformation. It offers training, consultancy, and implementation services to these businesses so that they can use BrainMatter, its data application platform efficiently.
Founders: Andy Kalbvleesch, Elkan Roelen
Founded year: 2019
Why its hot: Didux lets individuals take total control of their data in a GDPR compliant way. Also, it helps companies that want to identify users by making verification tamper-proof, fast, and secure. It also reduces the time spent on verification. Didux cannot look inside the private vaults of individual users and users can share the information with companies, people, and organisations they want to.
CEO: Peter Langela
Founded year: 2018
Why its hot: Fluidensity was started at the University of Twente. The company developed an online platform for artists and art collectors, wherein they can convert the ownership of art into digital certificates. With these ownership certificates, the company comes with an all-new way to collect, trade, and expose art.
Founders: Amit Jaura
Founded year: 2018
Why its hot: Heatbox has come up with a self-heating lunchbox, which provides healthy and warm food anywhere, anytime. It is touted to heat up to 3x per charge, lets you check how long you want to food to be heated up, thereby getting rid of the microwaved meals. Heatbox is lightweight and easy to carry along in a suitcase or backpack. Also, it is sustainable as it reduces plastic waste. As of now, this product is launching on Kickstarter.
Founders: Onno Lint, Rob van Erven, Jan Matthijs. ter Meulen, Bram Titulaer
Why its hot: Morphotonics is an ambitious indirect spin-off company of Royal Philips. The company comprises a team of highly skilled and educated engineers with a track record in bringing tech from concept to reality. Morphotonics’ Roll-to-Plate technology is the ideal solution to imprint micro- and nano-structures directly on large flexible and rigid surfaces.
PYOUR Audio (Hilversum)
Why its hot: PYOUR Audio pack consists of a Parrot ZIK3 headphones preloaded with special software. There is a simple and functional app that is designed to restore the music enjoyment for those suffering from hearing loss and prevent loss of hearing due to the use of headphones. Those who sign up for an early bird offer will get one of the special PYOUR Audio headphone packs to rediscover music.
Founders: Margryt Fennema, Louis Zantema
Valuation: €2 million – €3 million
Founded year: 2017
Why its hot: Reducept is a virtual reality training to treat chronic pain and it adheres to the ISAP guidelines for pain management. It has been developed for use in rehabilitation, pain centres, physiotherapy, psychology, and at home. Reducept is a product of RelieVR, which provides digital solutions to health issues. It focuses on the mental health, a more self-directed, personal, and scalable solution for chronic diseases.
Sense Glove (Delft)
Founders: Gijs den Butter, Johannes Luijten
Founded year: 2017
Why its hot: The sensation of touch is a very important part of our everyday life interactions. To enable this and let people feel their virtual environment using their own hands, SenseGlove has come up with an interesting product. It comes with force feedback, motion tracking, and tactile feedback. SenseGlove can be used for applications such as virtual reality training, design verification, and simulation, and augmented process simulation.
Founders: Tristan Bethe, Rudo Bisschop
Founded year: 2014
Why its hot: Th3rd’s product, the scanstudio creates photorealistic scans of people. It can scan anything, irrespective of the size, shape or material. It has the potential to take something that is physical and turn it into digital. It can create digital 3D counterparts of people and products with the scanstudio. The high resolution digital 3D models that are created by Th3rd are the building blocks for several applications.
Main image picture credits: BrainCreators
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