Optics11 B.V. is a fast-growing high-tech company that makes measurement systems based on optical fiber technology, measuring nanoscale effects in difficult environments. Originating from the VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, prof. Davide Iannuzzi founded the company in 2011 together with Hans Brouwer. Building on so-called fiber-top technology, they laid the foundation for a range of measurement solutions,

The unique fiber sensing systems, as developed by Optics11, are a combination of two nanotechnologies: fiber-top technology and fiber interferometry. Using micro-manufacturing technology, Optics11 can fabricate Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems on the end face of an optical fiber. Combined with unique fiber-interferometric read-out technology, very precise measurements can be performed in the harshest environments, in the smallest spaces. Nanoscale measurements of vibrations, acoustics or forces are now made easy and accessible.

In addition to supplying capital, Value Creation Capital (through TechNano Fund) will assume a role in the Advisory Board to actively support Optics11 in its growth ambitions.

optics11.com

MILabs B.V. (Molecular Imaging Labs) provides high-end molecular imaging PET, SPECT, CT and optical instruments for biomedical research. Today these hybrid systems contribute worldwide to the development of new diagnostic solutions and therapies for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases. Based on its preclinical success with MILabs proprietary U-SPECT technology, the G-SPECT system was developed. This clinical SPECT scanner received the 2015 Innovation of the Year award from the World Molecular Imaging Society. The ten-fold volumetric resolution improvement provides an image quality to visualize much smaller lesions than was possible before, which adds diagnostic confidence and accurate quantitative measurements to nuclear medicine imaging.

MILabs is delivering worldwide to renowned research institutions and hospitals.

www.milabs.com

Scalys International B.V. is a hightech company that develops, manufactures and sells high performance electronics modules (System On Module). The modules focus on the growing demand for innovative solutions for Internet of Things, Autonomous Driving, High Performance Computing, Big Data and Security Applications. In order to meet the demand for highly complex functionality, more and more System On Modules are being used in new products. As a result, product development costs, lead time and time-to-market can be reduced by more than 50 to 75%.

Scalys follows, among other things, NXP strategy: “The choice for chips for the automotive industry and security is spot-on. Cars are moving computers, packed with chips, exactly the kind of NXP chips. For Apple, NXP makes the chips for payments with mobile phones. The rise of the “internet of things”, offers enormous potential.”

Scalys was founded in 2016 by Sintecs to provide advanced high-performance embedded systems and is based in Hengelo, The Netherlands.

www.sintecs.nl and www.scalys.com

Amsterdam Scientific Instruments B.V. (ASI) supplies high-end camera systems based on Medipix technology developed by a collaboration of leading physics research institutes under the coordination of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The cameras are deployed in experimental physics labs around the globe, including CERN and Nikhef. ASI’s products are increasingly used in the next generation of electron microscopes, x-ray imaging systems and mass spectrometers.

www.amscins.com

Confocal.nl B.V. is a spin-off company from the University of Amsterdam, where the Rescan Confocal Microscope was developed by the team of Erik Manders. The RCM is a laser scanning confocal system with a modular design, making confocal technology affordable by using simple components and allowing upgrade of existing wide-field microscopes. The RCM module can be coupled to any type of inverted microscope via C-mount, and uses a C-mount coupled camera as a detector. By using camera-based detection, the RCM has an improved sensitivity, with a signal-to-noise ratio that is up to 3x better than a standard PMT-based confocal system. The rescan principle offers a lateral resolution improvement of 1.4x, up to 170nm, without any post-processing being required. In combination with a limited number of user-settings, this makes the RCM a very user-friendly system, accessible to anyone without extensive microscopy experience.

www.confocal.nl