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So far Jitske Weijers-Velstra has created 11 blog entries.

October 2015

Opening EnTranCe by His Royal Highness King Willem Alexander

2017-10-24T11:24:21+00:00October 13th, 2015|

On the Energy Transition Centre (EnTranCe) in Groningen, a facility of the University of Applied Sciences Groningen and Energy Academy Europe, students, researchers, companies, and the public work together to create the energy supply of the future. EnTranCe is the heart of all energy transition related innovation in the Northern region of the Netherlands. SeaCurrent [...]

September 2015

Co-sponsor single handed sailing regatta KWV Frisia

2017-10-24T11:24:52+00:00September 23rd, 2015|

SeaCurrent was one of the sponsors of the single handed sailing regatta which was organised by the Royal Saling Club KWV Frisia. The regatta was held on the lake IJsselmeer and was intended for sailing yachts. As the name implies, the race had to be sailed single handed. The yachts have to sail a 30 [...]

July 2015

Top 3 position at Startup Fast Track

2017-10-24T11:26:07+00:00July 6th, 2015|

On July 1st 2015 the first phase of the Startup Fast Track program was finalized with a day of forum presentations. All participating entrepreneurs were asked to present the progress and latest developments of their start-ups to a jury consisting of experienced business professionals. The presentation were focused on the business aspect of the start-ups, topics like [...]

June 2015

Press conference Fryslân Fernijt

2017-10-24T11:27:02+00:00June 23rd, 2015|

On June 23rd 2015 the Province of Fryslân has organised a press conference where the projects which received a grant from the Fryslân Fernijt program were introduced to the press. SeaCurrent and the joint venture partners gave the press and the delegate of province of Fryslân a comprehensive introduction of the project ‘ ‘Efficient energy [...]

SeaCurrent speaker during ENGIE Innovation week

2016-12-22T09:20:40+00:00June 19th, 2015|

Startup Fast Track participants were invited to join the finishing seminar of the international ENGIE Innovation week at the Dutch ENGIE head office in Zwolle. SeaCurrent and two other SFT participants were asked to present their innovation to the guests. It was an inspiring and successful session where SeaCurrent was able to tell her story [...]

Investment support allocated from the Fryslân Fernijt program

2017-10-24T11:27:31+00:00June 19th, 2015|

The Province of Fryslân has allocated €180,000 for investment support for the project ‘Efficient energy generation from flowing water’. This project is executed by the joint venture of SeaCurrent, Goos Watersport, and University of Groningen. The goal of the project is to develop the SeaCurrent high-tech power kite and prove the concept in practice. With [...]

April 2015

Startup Fast Track weekend

2017-10-24T11:28:08+00:00April 9th, 2015|

On behalf of SeaCurrent Youri Wentzel has participated in the ‘pressure cooker’ weekend of the Startup Fast Track program. During this weekend the participants of the program have received intensive training and coaching aimed at strengthening the entrepreneurship by giving active coaching on pitching and developing business models. The weekend was led by the American [...]

March 2015

Selected for Startup Fast Track

2016-12-22T09:20:40+00:00March 26th, 2015|

SeaCurrent has been selected to participate in the ambitious accelerator program ‘Startup Fast Track’. A total of 26 companies applied for participation; the 15 most promising start-ups have been selected to participate. Startup Fast Track is an initiative of Energy Academy Europe and GDF Suez. The program is powered by Venturelab North, University of Groningen, [...]

Partners for the development of prototype

2017-10-24T11:28:39+00:00March 12th, 2015|

SeaCurrent, University of Groningen and Goos Watersport have formed a joint venture for the development of a first prototype of the SeaCurrent high-tech power Kite. The goal of the parties is to develop the innovative concept into a functioning prototype and prove the concept in practice. If this is successful a brand-new and cost effective [...]

January 2015

SeaCurrent develops innovative concept to harvest energy from flowing water

2016-12-22T09:20:40+00:00January 29th, 2015|

It is well known that tidal streams contain enormous amounts of energy. The costs of harvesting this energy are currently too high compared to other energy conversion methods. Because of that, the majority of this very reliable renewable energy source remains unused. SeaCurrent has developed an innovative concept based on kite techniques and is very well [...]