Our Story

Looking back to when we started we can say it is a nice road that we have covered. There have been some important, inspiring and interesting milestones all the way to where we are right now. Find out about our story in photos below.

Our Story

2006
januari 3

Our legacy – Volvo Ocean Race

Our legacy – Volvo Ocean Race
Much of the expertise taken into QConcepts starts with an adventure in the technical team of the ABNAMRO team in the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race.
2010
januari 4

Our Legacy – LinQ CQ6

Our Legacy – LinQ CQ6
Development of the world’s first series-built performance sport boat equipped with a canting keel.
2013
september 5

Establishment of QConcepts in its current form

Establishment of QConcepts in its current form
QConcepts is established in its current form and immediately acknowledged as an innovative player in the regional market.
2014
januari 18

First development of a hydrofoil sailboat

First development of a hydrofoil sailboat
The development of a hydrofoil sailboat starts, the foundation of what later would be the Flo1.
september 5

First prizes for solar race boat

First prizes for solar race boat
QConcepts supports the team with facilities and expertise. Website: hansolarboat.nl
2016
september 5

Establishment of IIME

Establishment of IIME
A fruitful collaboration with HAN University of Applied Sciences takes shape in establishing innovation center IIME under separate management. Website: iime.nl
oktober 18

First flight of airborne wind turbine SKEIRON

First flight of airborne wind turbine SKEIRON
A prototype of the airborne wind turbine called SKEIRON makes its first flight.
oktober 18

Collaboration with sailing school De Randmeren

Collaboration with sailing school De Randmeren
The sailing school helps with the final phase of developing the Flo1 hydrofoiler and forms the water base of Aeronamics.
2017
september 5

Establishment of JQ Hightech

Establishment of JQ Hightech
JQ Hightech is established as an engineering firm focusing on 3D (metal) printing, mechanical engineering and industrial design.
september 5

Spin-out of IIME as an independent organisation

Spin-out of IIME as an independent organisation
IIME works on innovative projects focusing on communication, education and technology. The development of a drone is one of the prominent projects. Website: iime.nl
2018
september 5

Moving to a new facility

Moving to a new facility
The facility offers space for ambition, a larger production facility and opportunity for testing. Student activities can be intensified.
september 5

Spin-out of JQ Hightech

Spin-out of JQ Hightech
JQ Hightech makes a next step in the development as and engineering firm and eventually moves out to a separate location.
september 5

Development Flo1 finished

Development Flo1 finished
The Flo1 is now ready for serial manufacturing. Sailors from all levels try the boat in the foiling lessons that were developed in collaboration with sailing school De Randmeren.
september 5

First use of Smart Composite Facility

First use of Smart Composite Facility
The Smart Composite Facility in our workshop allows for a higher degree of automation an customization. It offers a single piece flow in a multidisciplinary production cell. For external purposes, the portable device Smart Curing Controller was developed, making management of the composite curing process easy.
2019
september 1

Flo1 serial production

december 31

Efficient and sustainable transport over water

Fast transportation over water will be transformed. Electrical motors and hydrofoils will reduce drag and enhance comfort.