Safe drinking water must be guaranteed. That is why it is regulated by law that the quality of water must be measured. Optiqua from Enschede has developed a real-time monitoring system. Thanks to an investment from two other organizations from Twente, Demcon and Oost NL, Optiqua can conquer the international market even faster.
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Demcon and Oost NL are shareholders in Optiqua B.V. from the 21st of May 2019. This investment allows Optiqua to speed up the international roll-out of its real-time water quality monitoring system, EventLab. In addition, Optiqua will leverage Demcon’s renowned engineering and production capabilities for further industrialisation of the EventLab product.
Dennis Schipper, managing director of Demcon: “We have production capacity available for Optiqua’s systems and can take over responsibility for production and sourcing. Also, we can add our entrepreneurship and experience in international markets to the equation. The partnership with Optiqua fits in with our efforts to deliver more products besides our innovation and engineering services. It is also in line with our ambitions in the field of corporate social responsibility, by contributing to solutions for the global clean drinking water challenge.”
Regional development agency Oost NL invests from their participation fund. Marius Prins, CEO Oost NL, explains: “We help to bring valuable technology developed in the Eastern Netherlands to socially meaningful applications. Clean drinking water is of global importance, we believe in the potential impact of Optiqua’s technology. Our investment in Optiqua will also add to maintaining and promoting entrepreneurship and employment for the region.
“The investment by Oost NL and Demcon enables us to speed up our marketing and sales efforts”, Jos-Willem Verhoef, managing director of Optiqua, states. “We are very excited about the industrial partnership with Demcon. This partnership covering production and engineering, allows us to focus on the international roll-out of our products. Also, the relationship with Oost NL is of great importance to us. The strong financial network of Oost NL can be of great value for our further expansion.”