Interview By Paul Salfenr
HRH Prince Constantijn, Special Envoy of The Netherlands StartupDelta, talked to AMFM Magazine while at SXSW Interactive March 12th about The New Dutch Wave and some of the amazing technology coming out his country. He was there to officially open the New Dutch Wave booth at the SXSW trade show
The New Dutch Wave house hosted the world premiere of the Sensory Reality Pod of Sensiks, which HRH Prince Constantijn said has applications in the medical industry, specifically in the treatment of PTSD. The house also hosted the pre-launch of rising star Galit Ariel’s new book on AR and its possibilities. There were sessions on “The Intelligent Future of Artificial Intelligence” with expert Danijel Bonacic (Dept), while Beeld en Geluid, the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision, looked at the use of intelligent algorithms to predict (music) hits. Jouke Vuurmans (MediaMonks New York), Japie Stoppelenburg (Dept), Arne Koefoed (WINK), and Justin Bolognino (META.IS) discussed experience design and creativity.
In addition, the house hosted talk show interviews with Dutch SXSW participants including Kim Dingler from Talpa. ThingsCon Amsterdam will organized a salon round IoT and the new interfaces curated by Iskander Smit from Info.nl. Workshops will also covered relevant issues like “Tech for Good” headed by What Design Can Do, which explored how tech innovations can address sustainability issues. Fifteen intriguing Dutch startups were on hand, pitches at the ready.
The New Dutch Wave poured into well-known clubs Barbarella and Swan Dive near 6th Street, where Americans got a flash introduction into the developments of Dutch Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Tech, Design, Music and Art. The day program included a series of Deep Dives; keynote talks by thought leaders from across these worlds, as well as panels, workshops, and fun demos.
New Dutch Wave is a platform that celebrates top notch Dutch creativity and entrepreneurship abroad. Created to inspire, connect, and generate new business. New Dutch Wave is founded by the consortium Corrino Media Group, WINK and Enterprise Summit in collaboration with iMMovator, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Creative Holland, Startup Delta, Buma Cultuur, Amsterdam Trade, amsterdam inbusiness, Rotterdam Partners and the City of The Hague. Also, Dutch Digital Agencies (DDA), innogy essent, Dept, Formnation, The Next Web, Adformatie, Edenspiekermann, SuperHeroes and Hup are partners of New Dutch Wave.