The Mainport Innovation Fund is a partnership of Delft University of Technology, Schiphol, KLM, and Rabobank. Together with our partners, we offer a launching platform, a large network and access to technical experts and market intelligence. Our partners support MIF to leverage their knowledge to engender a more sustainable and safer aviation sector. MIF is supported by the Dutch Government through the TechnoPartner Seed Capital Facility.
We aim to invest venture capital in promising technology companies with break-through innovations that make the sector more sustainable, safer, and more efficient. Our focus includes aviation technologies, mainport development, energy, environment, security, safety, mobility, seamless travel and connectivity. Our investment decisions are based on the value we can add using our network, knowledge, and launching platform. MIF invests in return for a substantial minority share. Management remains in control, with active involvement of our team to contribute to accelerated growth.
The aviation industry is expected to double over the coming 20 years (IATA). Air travel is projected to grow on average with 5% per year, amongst other things driven by a growing middle class in emerging countries. The Mainport Innovation Fund (MIF) is convinced that innovation is crucial in achieving sustainable and safe aviation.
MIF is managed by Rabo Private Equity and receives strong support from the MIF Fund Committee. Each partner has 2 delegates in the MIF Fund Committee, resulting in a wealth of experience in aviation, entrepreneurship, and investment expertise. The MIF team actively supports its portfolio companies in initiating commercial contacts, structuring deals, building the organisation, and developing growth plans.
Investing in the Knowledge Economy of the Future is what INKEF Capital stands for. INKEF Capital provides long-term capital and business advice to starting entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. From the very early stages of a high tech venture, INKEF Capital supports entrepreneurs building their ideas into a successful business. Providing seed capital to turn a great idea into a company or providing growth capital to give a running start-up the next push, INKEF Capital is the partner for the long haul.
Building an idea or invention into a profitable business takes enthusiasm, hard work, perseverance and the right support. Besides capital, INKEF Capital provides entrepreneurs with advice from experienced mentors who have been there before. This allows the entrepreneurs to focus on the vital task of starting and growing the business. If new and better market opportunities arise, we are flexible enough to redefine the business plan of the companies we have invested in. Established and funded by Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP (ABP), the largest pension fund in the Netherlands, INKEF Capital has the capacity to stay with a company all the way. Together we are strengthening the knowledge economy in the Netherlands.
ROBIN develops radar systems that are specifically designed to track small objects like birds and bats. ROBIN systems are used by military and civil airports to prevent collisions between birds and planes. Ecologists and Energy companies use ROBIN radar systems to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of wind farms on birds....