Ugly Duck Ventures (UDV) helps organizations creating more value from innovation. We are skilled innovation professionals with a broad technical knowledge and strong corporate track record. Yet, we are also entrepreneurs, meaning that we are in the optimum position to introduce and apply relative modern methodologies for you, like “Lean Startup” and “Customer Development“: fail fast, learn, iterate, succeed!
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Happy Christmas and a Sparkling Year 2017!
Seminars, network and other interesting events
Team of UDV wish everybody a happy Christmas and a great, healthy, sparkling, inspiring and much validated learnings for year 2017!
December 2016. We planned to organize more seminars and network events for 2017 like we did last year. Please, contact us when you have great ideas or interesting topics we should address for these events.
UDV New Activties
Seminar Lean Startup
October 2016. UDV has widened its scope towards innovation consultancy and introduced the “lean entrepreneur” concept for innovation project duties. See our new website sections for more details. More news on new partnerships will follow soon.
September 2016. We organized in cooperation with Sping a very interesting Lean Startup seminar. Speakers addressed the principles in a very enthusiastic way and a Philips representative elaborated how they have implemented it in their company.
Seminar Water Management
May 12th, we had the opportunity to meet Lean Startup guru Brant Cooper. Great discussions in a small boat, sailing through the Amsterdam’s canals. UDV is an enthusiast promoter of the Lean Startup approach.
April 2016, we organized in close cooperation with Sping Ventures a seminar Water Management. Interesting speakers from Rijkswaterstaat, TU Delft and KPN (IoT). Lot of inspiration, exciting new technology demonstrations and great new ideas!
New Project - Biopolymers
New Project - Philips
A team of UDV started to prepare a new company that will produce biopolymers from agricultural waste and waste water. It is exciting new process technology that out-performs all existing ones. A game Changer! UDV cooperates with TU Delft and various multinationals.
For Dutch multinational Philips we started carrying out business development activities. We are marketing non-core inventions that have great business potential for other companies or for starting new ventures. Often personal and health care inventions.
New Project - Internet of Things
New Project - Nanotechnology
For some time UDV is involved in Internet of Things (IoT) via our close ties with Sping company. 2016 will be an important year, because of the role out of nation wide IoT networks and the availability of new highly standardized systems.
Recently, UDV started with a business development assignment in nanotechology. It is regarding a new versatile method of producing high quality nanoparticles that has been developed at Leiden University.