The centerpiece of RDM Campus Rotterdam is the former machine hall Innovation Dock, a monumental industrial hall. There is more than 11,500m² available for small-scale and innovative technology companies that are active in the markets construction, mobility, product design, maritime and maintenance. IRO member Ampelmann started its business at RDM, a perfect example of a successful techno starter! The participants were invited to join a guided tour through the Innovation Dock, ending at Ampelmann’s workshop. Here, Ampelmann gave a short talk on the start-up of the company. After the guided tour presentations were given by Pascal Ferier, engineering company Enersea; Panos Doulgers, co-founder of Delft Inversion, exploration geophysics; Erik Snijders, technical consultant and partner at SeaOwls and Harold Lever of Archimedes Solutions. They all had innovative ideas about brand new technologies and methodologies, that led to the start of their own companies. The evening was concluded by a panel discussion. The meal was offered by IRO.