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We’re happy to sponsor Rise NL’s City Startup Battle with a €500 cash prize for the winner!

Which Dutch city has the best student entrepreneurs? We’ll find out next week at RISE NL, the largest student entrepreneur event in the Netherlands. HighTechXL star alumni Nina Hoff and Steven Nelemans are featured speakers at the three-day event, and Community Manager and Program Director Robin van Scheijndel will be on the City Startup Battle jury who decides on the winning pitch. Good luck to all the teams pitching at all the Rise NL events! Learn from startup greats, perfect your pitch, get investment and get those startups out on the stage. It starts with you, and it starts now! Learn more about the event and register today

Aircision and TNO successfully completed their field tests establishing the first optical wireless link

Last week, Aircision and TNO successfully completed their field tests establishing the first optical wireless link of 10 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) over 2.5 km in the Netherlands. Trust us. It’s a big deal. The test results mark a vital milestone of the collaboration between TNO and Aircision on their way to developing Free Space Optic (FSO) Ground-to-Ground systems that can deliver 100 Gbps and distances of 10km. “This field test is crucial for our mission to build high performing FSO systems that meet the demand for worldwide connectivity,” said Aircision CEO Luis Oliveira. “By demonstrating that our technology works at 10 Gbps and 2.5km, we are on our way to outperform the technical specifications set by current E-band solutions.” Congrats to Team Aircision and partner TNO on this big step to powering the high-speed connected world!

Tarucca has a position open to welcome a new CTO in the team!

You want to be involved in a deep-tech venture developing technology to monitor wind park operations for maintenance and efficiency? This is made for you! Check out Tarucca's opening and apply on the career’s webpage!

Congrats to Dynaxion for presenting your security screening technology

Dynaxion’s system identifying explosives, drugs and other illicit materials was presented at the World Customs Organization workshop for disruptive technology, and will make the world a safer place. Keep doing what you’re doing … changing the world isn’t easy!

The first three speakers of RISE NL

We are proud to announce that Nina Hoff, CEO and co-founder at byFlow, is one of the first three speakers of RISE NL! Congratulations also to Frej Gustafsson, ReShore and Priyanka Harish, Rocknroo, who will be by her side during this unmissable event. Discover the role of Hipster, Hacker, and Hustler within a startup by registering for the event.


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