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Origin AeroCount

The idea behind AeroCount originated during the Panorama Food and Health course of the Science bachelor program at Radboud University. There, a group of students was asked for a solution to the harmful health effects of ultrafine particles. Research has concluded that there are technological obstacles that can be overcome: both detection and filtering are possible. But, it is a pricey solution. Also important: the market has not developed enough for an ultrafine particle detector. Awareness of the harmful effects of particulate matter is low, and there is little structural incentive to change this. 

After completing the course, some of the participating students question if it is possible to follow up on these conclusions ourselves: can we make a product that is affordable and appealing enough, to help stimulate others to improve the air quality of their living and working environments? A literature study into the technical feasibility follows, and the economic feasibility is further investigated. With positive results! Still under the former name AeroChem, a first subsidy is obtained to further work on the project. The amount is not very significant, but it definitely bolsters ambitions and efforts.

But, students also have to study, and it will take some time before much real progress can be made. In 2019, Beate Stevens, one of the founders, start working for AeroCount full-time. Another change comes through a shift in focus: to target (regular) particulate matter detection for the near future. Because even though general awareness of particulates is growing, consumer options in regard to particulate matter are still scarce. In this way, a more robust company basis can be formed which better matches the current shortcomings of the market. Additionally, it also offers a logical pathway to realize the original idea of ​​​​ultrafine particle detection in the future.

In the following years, AeroCount is supported by interns from various backgrounds. They help to improve the reliability of the measurements, design sturdy and efficient housing to protect the inner clockworks, and continue to develop the techniques to detect ultrafine particles.

AeroCount wins Jan Terlouw Ambitieprijs 2020

AeroCount has won the  Jan Terlouw innovatieprijs 2020 with our AeroCount PM detector. The Jan Terlouw innovatieprijs is a prize for sustainable and innovative companies that has been awarded annually by Kiemt since 2011. This ambition prize is intended as an incentive. It's aimed at start-ups and small SMEs (max. 10 employees) that are working on the development of sustainable innovations, but who are still in an early development phase.

2020 saw the acquisition of  a new subsidy, permanent additions to the AeroCount team, and efforts were made towards definitive market entry for the particulate matter detector in 2021. Developments for an interactive filter system are progressing steadily. In addition, 2020, the year of Corona, once again makes clear how important particulate matter is, as particulates can serve as vehicles for corona.

Now, in 2021, it is almost time: our product will soon be available for purchase. However, there is still some polishing to do. When we're finally ready to sell our product, we'll make an official statement, and subsequently announce our next plans.

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Internship at AeroCount?

AeroCount is a recognized training company within the Netherlands!

AeroCount is always looking for enthusiastic interns who want to play a role in the development, assembly, administration and/or sales of our products. At AeroCount, you'll have ample opportunity to develop yourself during your internship. We have already guided many interns in the fields of production, IT, product design, and so on! AeroCount is a training company recognized by the SBB. Interested? Feel free to send us an email. We hope to see you soon!

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