Founded: 2009, by Hans Abbink
Managing Director: Jan Peter Larsen
Location: Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

About: Sense Observation Systems, or Sense Labs, is a technology company that creates context-awareness. As the number of sensors in our society increases, so does the need for smart solutions that support our communication and transactions based on all the available information. Sense provides integral solutions that optimally make use of the availability of sensors to create local and networked context awareness. Find out more about Sense on their website:

In 2013, Sense Health was started. Sense Health creates unrivalled solutions to provide insight in behavior and the consequences on people’s wellbeing. They also develop interactive coaching techniques based on proven scientific behavior change models. Find out more about Sense Health on their website:

We at Almende Investments believe that ICT is most valuable when it is used to offer people the opportunity to organize their activities for themselves. Thus we have brought together several companies which are orientated around the concept of self-organization. All these companies use ICT – for instance agent technology or self-learning software – to aid people in organizing their own networks, and thus their own lives.