Top grant win in the Netherlands for study on innovative software for drain systems of local governments
- Published: 26 September 2016
Rolsch Assetmanagement, a client of Vindsubsidies, won a top SME grant for a study on an intelligent drain system for local governments. Through this project, local governments will save millions of euro’s on their drain management. Rolsch developed a plan for improving drain management through the gathering of smart data involving the drains system in the Netherlands, and bringing this information together in one database. The company plans to roll out the super drain system to organisations in other European countries, including Great Britain.
Local governments conduct ongoing research into the condition of drains to ensure that repairs can be carried out in a timely manner. Until now, this information has not been publically shared. Rolsch Assetmanagement aims to develop a management system for governments that makes it possible to share this data in the future. The grant for this project was requested by Vindsubsidies and received attention in the national and regional media.
Significant cost reductions
Rolsch Assetmanagement excels at developing software that can run analyzes of the drinking water and drain networks on behalf of governments and water management companies. These inspections provide useful data on the status of the drain network such as cracks, ground water in the pipes, barriers and gotten land. This smart software for drain management can generate significant cost savings, which can amount to millions.
Until now, this innovative company has focused solely on the Dutch market. Ronald Laverman, director of Rolsch Assetmanagement commented “We will be releasing our software in other European countries, as well as the United States and Canada’’.
This top grant win was generated through Vindsubsidies consultancy team’s focus on a special grant programme that is part of the Dutch government’s top sectors policy. This programme encourages pioneering projects from ambitious SME’s that match the objectives of the leading business sectors in The Netherlands.