Arjan Paans

Arjan Paans is editor-in-chief of Innovation Origins DE. Between 2003 and 2008 he worked in Berlin as a foreign correspondent. Aftewards he was a news manager for several Dutch newspapers. Arjan is married and has one son.

The choice is yours: who will be the new Start-up of the Month?

Even during this first (and presumably not last) corona crisis month, Innovation Origins has presented a Start-up of the Day each workday. Since real innovation doesn’t allow itself to be slowed down by adversity like this, we have once again chosen four weekly winners and now it’s...

You decide: who will be our Start-up of the Month?

So, the shortest month of the year has come and gone. And what wonderful start-ups we have had. The editors chose four week winners from the twenty cool startups, out of which you may now select the winner of the month. And later this year (drum roll) … but that won’t be for a while....

Start-up of the Month: from dirty diesel to flexible hybrid

February is already in full swing. But at IO we’re taking a moment to look back on January. We still owe you a Start-up of the Month! Each workday on IO you get to follow the pioneers who’ve got innovation fever and are striving to bring the unexplored world of tomorrow and science...

You decide: Who will be our Start-up of the Month?

Do you also find January the toughest time of the year? At least we’re over and done with it now. So we can get on with our latest Start-up of the Month competition. Each workday Innovation Origins selects a European Start-up of the Day and each week we choose a weekly winner. At the...

Start-up of the Day: Hearing protection as a fashion statement

You see them more and more often at concerts or festivals: people who wear ear protection to prevent damage to their hearing. Generally not a thing of beauty, but important all the same, seeing that tinnitus is so easily contracted. The Belgian start-up Loop came up with a new hearing protection...

Start-up of the Month: Detect cancer with sensors

January is already in full swing. But at IO we’re taking a moment to look back on December. We still owe you a Start-up of the Month! Each workday you get to follow on IO the pioneers who’ve got innovation fever and are striving to bring the unexplored world of tomorrow and science...

Cast your vote! Who will be the new Start-up of the Month?

So, everyone back from their Christmas break? Then we can start our Start-up of the Month contest all over again! Each workday Innovation Origins selects a European Start-up of the Day and each week we choose a weekly winner. At the beginning of each new month, readers can decide who gets to be...

Start-up of the Day: Carpooling has more appeal thanks to Toogethr

Toogethr, a fast-growing Utrecht start-up that offers smart technology on the commercial market for carpooling and parking, aims to spread its wings to the rest of Europe with an investment from AutoBinck. Toogethr uses algorithms to link colleagues who are on the move with each other and make it...

Start-up of the Month: towards the customer service of the future with AI

Every working day we select a European start-up of the day and each week we choose a weekly winner. At the beginning of the new month, readers can decide who will be awarded the Start-up of the Month. In recent months, the winners have come from all over Europe. In June from Italy, in July from...

France is innovating as fast as a train at Station F

The world’s largest start-up campus is located at a former train station in the heart of Paris. With a thousand budding entrepreneurs on 34,000 m2 of floor space, France is putting itself on the map as one of the most innovative countries in the world. A prestigious project where everything...

Best read: great, those electrical buses, but a power cut is on its way

Good news in a week when air quality is not that doing that well due to the forest fires in the Amazon. Within five years, Dutch public transport companies expect to have 75 percent of their buses running on electricity. This was the best read story on Innovation Origins this past week. The great...

Best read: after Tesla comes Tessie

June is drawing to a close, so it is time for the first monthly overview of the ‘Best read’ series. Surprisingly, the most read topic was not mobility, but gender. The stories about TU Eindhoven’s measure to hire only women for six months from 1 July attracted most readers both...

Most read this week: Dutch mountains and Sh*tty scooters

The reservation of land by the municipality of Eindhoven and the project developer for the spectacular Dutch Mountains architecture project attracted the most visitors to Innovation Origins this week. That the 155-metre-high ‘high-tech calling card’ does not have just fans was well...

5 Reasons, why Israel is Such a Successful Innovation Country

No country in the world has more high-tech start-ups per capita than Israel. In the week of the Eurovision Song Contest, Innovation Origins dedicates a short series to the Startup Nation. Today: 5 reasons why Israel is such a successful innovation country. Innovation Attaché Racheli Kreisberg of...

Start-ups as ‘solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

No country in the world has more high-tech start-ups per capita than Israel. In the week of the Eurovision Song Contest, Innovation Origins pays attention to this startup nation in a short series. Today: what can the Netherlands learn from Israel? Peter Ester, sociologist and economist and Member...

Speed dating in Tel Aviv, the start-up capital of the world

No country in the world has more high-tech start-ups per capita than Israel. In the week of the Eurovision Song Contest, Innovation Origins pays attention to this startup nation in a short series. Today: speed dating in Tel Aviv. Elektrical scooters – here one of Lime – determine the streetscape...

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Who should be our Start-up of the Month?
  • Secret City Trails 72%, 50 votes
    50 votes 72%
    50 votes - 72% of all votes
  • Fundsup 16%, 11 votes
    11 votes 16%
    11 votes - 16% of all votes
  • ISAAC 9%, 6 votes
    6 votes 9%
    6 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Monobase 3%, 2 votes
    2 votes 3%
    2 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 69
30 March 2020 - 4 April 2020
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