PUBLIC & PRIVATE FINANCING
Do you need funding for your innovation? We are experienced in public grants dedicated to SMEs (especially SME Instrument and EUREKA Eurostars) and match them with private investments by ourselves and our friends in the BA/VC networks.
Is your business plan as good as your innovation? We have helped inventors and professors to to turn their products into thriving businesses. We are specialized in robotics, data-driven innovations, and health, but open to other domains too.
Research & Development
We combine decades of experience in academia and applied research, and one of our directors studied in prestigious universities (including UC Berkeley). Reach out if you want to partner up on innovative projects in data science, artificial intelligence, and robotics .
VanPaz bridges research and market: we make sure that ideas become a sound technology and that the technology becomes a product. A successful one.
The synergy between R&D and Business is our strength. Too many promising SMEs fail to succeed because they cannot find within themselves the necessary expertise to grow. We are there to help you in out, finding the appropriate sources of public/private funding, manage the operations and the finances, assist you in your growth plans.
Jan Geert van Hall
VanPaz has partnership agreements with prestigious European experts in several relevant domains. They act as consultants for the projects requiring their expertise.
Marco de Iapinis
You never know how things come together, but in this case, there was an instant click. As a result of working with Leyden Jar we came into contact with a group of like-minded seed investors, united under the C-Ventures banner. Being former Shell senior management or with similar background, it is no surprise that the[…]
Since its foundation VanPaz has been a proud member of FME, the largest Dutch industry association. FME unites the Dutch high-tech industry and represents their interests towards the government. But it also provides a lot of support and information services for its members. VanPaz has been invited to be part of an ‘organised movement’ within[…]
Behind the scenes a lot has been going on with the Hookie robot during the last half year. Field tests have been done with the Sant Josep Obrer hospital in Barcelona, while VanPaz contacted and visited possible partners for commercialisation and field trials outside of Spain, and did the economic analysis. In the meantime also[…]
June 19-21 saw a visit of our US partner Platypus to The Netherlands. Not all pleasure, even though the weather was really nice and much of the work to be done is outside…. Monday 19 we were exhibiting and demonstrating the whole day at the annual event of Innovation Quarter, the Zuid Holland investment agency.[…]
An intense period @ VanPaz of working on their business plan with the Castor management has paid off: CastorEDC secured a 1.1 million euro EC grant under the SME instrument funding scheme. Ranked 3rd in over 320 business plans submitted on European level, CastorEDC was 1 of only 4 Dutch companies to gain access to[…]
We seem to have attracted quite some attention with the GetFunded! program in the Hague, at least to the point that Rotterdam is not wanting to lag behind. So: launching GetFunded!010, this time not only with the municipality and RVO, but also with Innovation Quarter and Rotterdam Partners on board. The aim is also higher:[…]
In a joint effort from The Hague municipality, VanPaz and RVO, 10 promising tech startups from The Hague region were coached to write an application for one of the toughest funding competitions around: the EC SME instrument. With a success rate of in many cases around 5%, only the best European SMEs stand a chance[…]
Platypus, a very successful spin-off from the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon School of Robotics, visited The Netherlands in a 2-day fact finding trip last week. They have been selling their swarm robotic boats for water quality monitoring around the globe for a short while now, but already have trouble keeping up with demand. Having customers in 4[…]
We did it! Together with our Spanish partner DynaTech we got awarded an Horizon2020 SME instrument phase 1 grant. This is one of the toughest grant competitions with European top SMEs battling it out. With a success rate of less than 10%, only the excellent ones get this grant. We are honoured to be part[…]
After having been hosted by Sidney and his team for the last couple of months, we have decided to make things a bit more permanent. Even if we enjoy very much our life as business nomads, visiting business ecosystems here and abroad, we felt the need to have some place where we can catch up[…]
The How To Get There Summit of november 17th 2016, while only in its second edition, is already the largest gathering of the Dutch startup ecosystem where new and more mature companies meet investors, authorities and advisers. This edition in the Hague was no different. Opened by Constantijn van Oranje, it was full of bustling[…]
‘New Friends’ is a bit of a playful name for a conference that deals with one of the hot topics of today: what will be the role of social robots in our society in the near future? Are the robots really the ‘new friends’ of mankind? The 2016 conference was held in Barcelona on 2-4[…]
With the introductory visit to VanPaz today, Marc Kalf of Health Valley officially welcomed us as a partners into the Health Valley ecosystem. While started as an initiative for a Life Sciences & Health for the east and the south of The Netherlands, Health Valley is rapidly becoming the most important national het work of[…]
Our BICI app (Bike Identification via Collective Intelligence) for tackling the abandoned bike issue in the City of The Hague has been awarded the 1st place in the Start-up in Residence programme. We are proud! What does it mean? Well, during the next three months we will work side by side with the senior staff[…]
After 2 rounds of selections, the VanPaz E-Pluribus proposal was selected to compete in the final round of the Beta Callenge issued by the dutch Chamber of Commerce. Having the long-term wish to extend our on-line business plan modelling tool with all kinds of external business intelligence and benchmarking information, this challenge gave us[…]
14 business meetings in just 2 days. That was the mission of Jan Geert when participating in a Life Sciences & Health-centered trade mission to Liverpool and Manchester on June 16-17. Expertly organised by RVO, time was used very efficiently. As part of the Internatioal Festival of Business in Liverpool, we particiapted in a large-scale[…]
Following the good results on Hacking Health NL, VanPaz was invited to pitch on Startup2Scale-up. This event, held on June 7, 2016 as part of the eHealth week in Amsterdam, featured a wide variety of starting and more mature companies, investors and care organisations. As a culmination point of the Dutch presidenvy of the EU,[…]
It was three days of intense work, but it paid off: Erik Gerritsen – Secretary General of the Ministry of Health – and Luc Sirois – Founder of Hacking Health – have awarded the team of VanPaz for the project “Beautiful Minds” concerning an affordable robot for children with Autism Spectrum Disease and carried out[…]