U-Boat Worx – a leading Dutch submersible manufacturer based in Breda – is delighted to have been recognised as one of the top ten innovative companies in The Netherlands. Every year, entrepreneurs from Dutch small and medium-sized businesses compete for a place in the prestigious Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual (KvK) Innovation Top 100 Awards.

The Awards were conducted online in the presence of King Willem-Alexander. U-Boat Worx was awarded 9th place out of 100 companies. Afterwards, the King spoke to a number of small and medium-sized businesses about innovation and entrepreneurship in times of crisis, and the impact of the pandemic on their companies. KvK’s mission is to stimulate the growth of SMEs, with innovation being one of the most important factors.

This expressed in the Innovation Top 100, the annual innovation showcase in which a professional jury decides on and presents inspiring best practices. The ranking gives a representation of the innovative power of SMEs in the Netherlands. All nominees have been judged in terms of impact for the industry and society, originality, realized turnover, and growth potential.

Bert Houtman, Founder and Chairman of U-Boat Worx, said, “We are proud of the performance and dedication of our team of experts at U-Boat Worx, who work hard to realise our mission to make the deep accessible to everyone. We are delighted to be recognised by the Top 100 Innovation Awards.” “We would like to thank our valued customers and suppliers who believe in us and make it possible to develop and innovate on a daily basis. This is a very important milestone, and  well-deserved recognition for the entire U-Boat Worx team.”