Crownstone: indoor positioning hardware for smart homes using artificial intelligence to automatically react to someone’s presence.
Our first bet is that in the future indoor positioning will be a larger market than outdoor positioning (GPS). Very straightforward, our homes and offices will never be smart if they do not know where we are!
Our second bet is that every device will get a chip, in particular power outlets and lights. A smart outlet brings comfort, safety, and energy savings. There are many more power outlets than smartphones in the world. That’s the potential impact of a company like Crownstone! Billions of human acts automated. Billions of energy savings each year!
The core values of Crownstone are saving time, quality time, and transparency. We automate so people have more time. We bring comfort and want people to enjoy their homes. We operate customer-centric and privacy-aware. Your data is yours.
The best way to show who we are is with a little video!
You can follow us as a team on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow individual team members on Twitter as well, like Hans, who loves enterpreneurship, Peet, who supports many crowdfunding projects, or Anne, who can’t stop talking about robots and artificial intelligence.
Apart from work, if you’re into martial arts, drop Bart a message. Peet likes everything that involves audio and Alex is into 3D animations.
Right in the center of Rotterdam!
Stationsplein 45 d1.118
3013 AK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
phone: 0031103073955 / 010-3073955
Crownstone is housed in the beautiful Groothandelsgebouw at Rotterdam Central Station (parking for and direction by car). We recommend to come by public transport, it’s at the station!
Plan your return trip with Rotterdam Central departure times. Count at least two minutes walking through the Groothandelsgebouw.
We recommend that you scroll through the website and the blog to know what the role of our products can be in a business-to-business context. Indoor localisation has wide applicability apart from use at home, including (informal) care, flexible places at work, and preventive maintenance.
We have a very transparent manner of operation. You can find a lot of information about us online, such as the Kickstarter where we raised over 70.000 euros for the Crownstones, our blog, where we give you a lot of insight into our projects, and our github repositories.
Find pictures and logos on the press kit page.
The Crownstone team is extremely well versed in a wide variety of skills. We have all been to Dutch or international universities and like challenges above anything else!
It is easy to contact each of us individually. Just use our first name and attach @crownstone.rocks at the end.
At Crownstone we have multiple advisors and experts who help us bring Crownstone to the market. Hans Abbink is a successful entrepreneur and investor in the Rotterdam region under the investment company Almende Investments. Anton Montagne wrote the book on electronic design and teaches at the Technical University Delft. Alexander Weisz is an expert in management and business development for starting companies such as Finch Buildings and Quantoz. Berend Olde Rikkert has ample experience in the energy sector, for example at the successful Quby company, known from the Eneco Toon and as vice president Energy and Utilities at Capgemini.
Feel free to contact our master students to get some additional insight into Crownstone. Use their first name and attach @crownstone.rocks at the end.
Our most recent interns, who perform a wide range of tasks. They help people with advice on Crownstones, test all kind of smartphone variants, organize hackathons, building a booth for trade fairs, desoldering and soldering electronic components, product assembly, and much more.
For a nice overview of past employees and interns, who have worked on robotics and wireless sensor networks at Crownstone, our sister company DoBots, or our mother company Almende, (scientific research), take a look at our hall of fame.
Really, go there! :-) There is lot of interesting research and perhaps software you can use yourself!