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.
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.