It is our ambition to push the boundaries of technology.

QConcepts has a young and enthusiastic team of specialists working on multidisciplinary projects.

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The best solutions are found outside the boundaries

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Suitable solutions for challenging composite structures

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Knowledge we would like to share

ORYON Watermill – submersed powerplant

The ORYON Watermill is a sustainable power plant that is driven by moving water masses. These hydroturbines are placed under the water surface and are efficient because they can generate energy almost continuously. They are not harmful for fish. The product will be delivered with a mobile application that can display how much energy the plant is generating. It is designed and produced by the company Deepwater Energy B.V. from Arnhem, the Netherlands. QConcepts designs, engineers and manufactures the highly loaded structural arms. More information on www.oryonwatermill.com.... read more

Smart Space Cluster

Smart Space Cluster is a collaboration between a number of companies and universities from the east of the Netherlands, meant to develop innovative aerospace products. Eventually the products should be applicable to multiple areas, like health care, food industry and manufacturing. The initiative is supported by the Province of Gelderland. Besides QConcepts, the following companies are involved in the Smart Space Cluster: SRON, PMP, Prange, Veldlaser, Sumipro, Inspiro, Mecon, NOVA, de Radboud University en University of Twente. The collective expertise of these parties should eventually lead to five business cases that can further be developed and marketed. Additionally, a platform should be created where the knowledge is... read more

HAN Hydromotive – hydrogen powered vehicle

A team of students of Automotive Engineering at HAN University of Applied Sciences is currently preparing for the Shell Eco-marathon. The race, which is about driving as efficiently as possible, will take place in London from next June 30th until July 3th. Because of a change of the rules, the vehicle that was used since 2012 will be replaced this year. The vehicle will be powered by electric engines that get their energy from a hydrogen fuel cell. Status: The body of the new vehicle is currently under construction at QConcepts. After delivery the team will put the body and chassis together and the car will be tested and improved where necessary. More information about HAN Hydromotive on www.hanhydromotive.nl and live updates... read more

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“QConcepts simultaneously bridges with its developments the boundary between science and commerce as the border between the Netherlands and Germany.”

Piet Boomsma, Knowledge alliance Rhine-Waal

QConcepts in het Achterhoekse Innovatiemagazine.

QConcepts staat vermeldt in het vernieuwde Achterhoekse Innovatiemagazine (AIM). Dit magazine focust zich op de innovatie in de Achterhoek dat vanaf het heden vier keer per jaar zal verschijnen. Tijdens de Ondernemersdag op 27 maart werd de eerste editie gelanceerd. Jurian Rademaker, oprichter en eigenaar van QConcepts, staat met een uitgebreid artikel in de rubriek scale-up, waar aandacht wordt gegeven aan jonge innovatieve bedrijven zoals wij. Lees het artikel uit het Achterhoekse Innovatiemagazine hier: Vliegende boten en energiedrones.   Bron: Achterhoekse Innovatiemagazine... read more

Smart Display

The Smart Display that was developed at QConcepts is a clever device that is equipped with several ports. A number of signals can be sent to the box. These signals are processed by an efficient and low power processor. The required information is displayed on the screen. At the same time, the outputs of the display are used to send out a programmed action. The display has UTP, USB and CANBUS connections, a potential free relay output, an analog input and three digital I/O ports. The universal Smart Display is ready for delivery from september 2016 and can be set up for various purposes. The idea for a multi-purpose display system originates in the need to display the energy that is generated by solar panels. In this application the system is in use at a charging dock for electric bicycles at the Slingeland hospital in Doetinchem. At fire departments, the so called Fire Call Timer (FCT) is used. The Smart Display enhances the possibilities of the FCT. The system responds to the communication system of Dutch emergency services, P2000. It displays the time since the first fire call and detects fire trucks pulling out. Times are logged and this way it provides an insight in the amount of time it takes to respond to a call. This way, the Smart Display offers the fire departments help to follow protocols and to improve them. Another example of an application of the display is sports tracking and timing. These are mere examples. The possibilities are endless – the Display can be programmed quickly and easily. Get in touch to inquire about the possibilities for your... read more

Aeronamics Presents ‘Easy’-Foiling Sailboat FLO1

Up until today, the thrill of hydrofoil sailing has been a privilege only for a small group of highly skilled sailors. Aeronamics originates in the desire to make the hydrofoiling experience available to a large group of sailing enthusiasts. The Aeronamics Flo1 will make desire reality soon. Concept The decision to design and build the Flo1 was made when Aeronamics founder Jurian Rademaker noticed that among sailors in his network, there is a demand for an easy way to experience foiling. “We asked our sailing friends how they like to sail a hydrofoiler and what is important to them. Simplicity, durability and speed were the answers we received.” And so a boat was designed around those criteria. Boat tech details The boat is now in its final testing phase and is soon production-ready. It is a 4.25 m hydrofoiling sailing dinghy. In experienced hands the Flo1 will be able to reach speeds of over 20 knots. However, the goal of the boat is not speed but easy foiling, which is possible thanks to its self-stabilizing character. In windspeeds of 6-8 knots the boat will take off and sail on het foils. Thanks to the integrated DSS system, the boat is manageable for the club sailor. DSS The first two prototypes were fast, but did not comply with the goal of making foiling available to a larger group of sailors. To achieve this, Aeronamics enlisted the help of naval architect Hugh Welbourn, the creator of the patented Dynamic Stability Systems (DSS). DSS-technology makes a boat sail naturally stable. The technology has previously proven its value in designs of Infiniti Yachts... read more

SKEIRON, a multi-purpose platform

June 9, 2016 Last week, the Dutch river dikes were under considerable pressure after a historic amount of rainfall in a very short time span. The water levels rose rapidly and in the German town of Hamminkeln, just across the border, the dikes of the river Issel were on the verge of breaking. In such cases it is important for the authorities to observe the situation carefully. Our SKEIRON can play an important role in the near future. Aside of producing energy, the machine offers various other functionalities. Large surfaces can be scanned from the air. In a situation where water levels are extremely high, SKEIRON can take off, equipped with all kinds of sensors, to monitor the situation. An airborne measurements system could be circling above any ‘hotspots’ to guard all kinds of parameters related to the state of the dike, such as water level, vegetation, subsidence, movements and saturation. In our view, SKEIRON is a multi-purpose platform, which is potentially suitable for numerous matters, for example crowd control, neighborhood watch and wind and air... read more

Zeilen Foilingdag

Aanstaande zaterdag 30 april vindt de Zeilen Foilingdag plaats in de Bataviahaven in Lelystad. Het evenement maakt onderdeel uit van de Cornelisrace, een jaarlijks maritiem festival. Organisator Zeilen Magazine brengt heel foilend Nederland bij elkaar. De gehele dag geven allerlei bedrijven, sporters en andere partijen er dan ook presentaties en demonstraties die te maken hebben met draagvleugels. Dé uitgelezen kans dus om kennis uit te wisselen en eens te bekijken hoe de uitdaging van het hydrofoilen aangpakt wordt. Wij zijn op deze dag aanwezig met onze foilende Aeronamics-zeilboot, die zich momenteel in de testfase bevindt. QConcepts geeft om 10.45 uur een presentatie over de ontwikkeling hiervan, getiteld ‘De ontwikkeling van een foilende monohull’. Ook het team van RISE Delft, de foilende roeiboot van de TU Delft, is aanwezig op de Foilingdag. Het evenement is gratis... read more

Ondernemersdag 2016 – Geslaagde middag op De Vijverberg

Vorige week al mochten we het mooie nieuws ontvangen dat we een van de drie genomineerden waren voor de prijs van het ‘Innovatiefste bedrijf van de Achterhoek’. Deze werd gisteren uitgereikt tijdens de Ondernemersdag 2016. Medegenomineerden waren Stooff Interior Projects en Nijhuis Water Technology.   Ondernemersdag De Ondernemersdag was een tot in de puntjes georganiseerde dag en vond plaats in stadion De Vijverberg. De middag werd aan elkaar gepraat door Jort Kelder. Ook kwam een spreker van Fountainheads aan het woord die nog eens wees op het belang van innovatie door te waarschuwen voor het ‘Kodak-moment’. Kodak ging immers failliet door niet voldoende te innoveren.   Uitreiking Aan het eind van de middag vond de uitreiking van de prijs plaats. De gelukkige winnaar was, met 64% van de stemmen, Nijhuis Water Technology. Het bedrijf houdt zich bezig met het terugwinnen van grondstoffen uit afvalwater en reststromen en draagt zo bij aan een duurzamere industrie. Geheel terecht dus, wat ons betreft. Van harte gefeliciteerd! Kortom, een inspirerende dag die we tussen mooi gezelschap hebben mogen doorbrengen. Hieronder een videosamenvatting van de dag door... read more

50% of projects at HISWA Boat Show 2016 (co-)produced by QConcepts

Next Wednesday marks the start of the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show 2016. From March 16 until March 20, the RAI Amsterdam is home to anything boat- and water sports related. Manufacturers show their latest products. Four out of eight projects in the InnovationLAB originates from the QConcepts workshop The InnovationLAB is the place-to-be at the exhibition when it comes to any innovations. ‘The InnovationLAB is the central place at the exhibition where market developments, trends and innovations come together.’ That is exactly where we belong! Four out of eight projects in the InnovationLAB are – at least partially – from the QConcepts workshop. We sorted these projects for you:   Skeiron Systems An airborne wind turbine named Skeiron Systems – named after the Greek god of the north west wind – will be exhibited at the InnovationLAB. This project is far in the development process and is currently in the test fase. More information.. Ortega Explorer The Ortega Explorer from Ortega Submersibles BV is a one-person submersible without pressure chambers. QConcepts designed the control systems and the propulsion systems, as well as the ‘wings’. More information…   RISE roeiboot RISE (Rowing Innovation and Sports Engineering) is a four-person rowing boat on hydrofoils from the TU Delft. The role of QConcepts in this has been the support in the development and production of the hydrofoils. More information…   Aeronamics zeilboot There will be a preview of the one-person recreative sailing boat on hydrofoils from Aeronamics BV, that is developed at QConcepts. The development is currently being finalized. At HISWA, you are able to take a first view at the boat. More information…   Some of our team members will be in Amsterdam... read more

Aftrap Smart-Space cluster op de Talententuin

 Een aantal Oost-Nederlandse bedrijven bundelt de krachten om innovatieve producten voor de ruimtevaart te ontwikkelen.  Het cluster wordt ondersteund door de Provincie Gelderland en SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, waarbij SRON zal optreden als launching customer.   Vrijdag 27 november is het Smart-Space cluster officieel van start gegaan bij de Achterhoekse Talententuin in Ulft.  De Talententuin werd geopend door André Kuipers, die de geschiedenis van de ruimtevaart en zijn ervaringen in de ruimte toelichtte aan het publiek. Jurian Rademaker mocht aan het einde van de presentatie het Smart Space cluster toelichten. Vervolgens heeft de heer Scheffer, gedeputeerde van de Provincie Gelderland symbolisch het project gestart door een overhandiging van een lens aan de heer Gerard Cornet van SRON. Bij het Smart Space Cluster zijn, naast QConcepts, de bedrijven Inspiro, Mecon, NOVA, PMP Lichtenvoorde, Prange, SRON, Sumipro, Veldlaser, de Radboud Universiteit en Universiteit Twente betrokken. Wij kijken uit naar een voorspoedige samenwerking. Jurian Rademaker en André Kuipers Michiel Scheffer en Gerard Cornet  ... read more

Hannover Messe

We are present at the Hannover Messe from Monday 13th till Friday 17th April. You are welcome to visit us at Hall 13, stand 14(9). read more

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