Amsterdam, the progressive home of marijuana-selling coffee shops and many beautiful canals also has another notable marker of progress–a slew of innovative technology companies that are harnessing disruptive tech like 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. Its stunning architecture has certainly influenced at least one of the companies on this list.

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Check out the top ten most disruptive companies in Amsterdam in 2017.  

 

3D Hubs

 

3D Hubs is the world’s most extensive 3D printing marketplace which services more that 160 countries. Users can upload their own 3D design file, pick a material, and compare 3D printing services so they can order exactly what they need, when they need it, for the right price.

 

 

 

 

Pimmr

Pimmr helps users make decisions about where to eat using artificial intelligence. By telling it the things you like, where you are, and even adding the profiles of those close to you such as family, Pimmr can recommend local restaurants that are specifically suited to your, well, tastes.Say goodbye, analysis paralysis!

 

 

 

 

Connecterra

 

Connecterra is a wearable tech company for the agriculture industry. They create monitoring tech for dairy cattle that cues dairy farmers in on location, health, and estrus cycles so they can get the most production out of each and every cow they raise.

 

 

 

 

Bitex

 

Bitex is the creator of the Bitex bitcoin exchange, an easily-integrated bitcoin payment acceptance option, and Concierge that allows users to pay team members and suppliers all at once, even in different countries, using only one domestic wire.

 

 

 

Zenodys

 

Zenodys provides an intelligent, easy to use drag-and-drop platform for IoT developers. It can support enterprise-level IoT development without ever requiring users to use code. They also offer machine learning and automation assistance for factories integrated into their services. Their infrastructure and standards are universal to prevent interoperability issues.

 

 

 

 

BrainCreators

BrainCreators creates solutions using artificial intelligence.  The creators of the company studied artificial intelligence in the 90’s, long before its use in business and consumer markets was realized and implemented with the ease it is today. They offer consulting and build end-to-end products to help the modern world implement AI. Their Twitter feed also completely derailed my writing of this article with this amazing new discovery–

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around the Entire Circumference of the Brain,” an article which explains that this giant neuron may also be the source of conscious thought.

 

The people at BrainCreators are on top of future news and artificial intelligence, and they help to reign in our smarter future.

 

 

 

 

Sightcorp

 

Sightcorp offers cross-platform solutions for facial recognition and analysis. With their product, you can design human-aware apps and more that can estimate age and gender while tracking eye-movement, attention, and emotions in real-time. If you know how your consumers react, you can much more easily tailor your products to them. This amount of information could be a game-changer. It can even determine clothing style.

 

 

 

 

theConstruct

 

theConstruct is helping architects everywhere import their designs into virtual reality and easily share them with others. Then, they can share their VR-rendered designs with others who can view them on their smart phones. The company even offers custom apps. The images on the site speak for themselves–they are beautifully realistic. The site also offers a demon of an NY penthouse villa.  

 

 

 

Layar

 

Layar lets users create their own augmented reality experiences using the Layar app. For example, users can make a greeting card or poster with a Layar code within it so that when a use scans it, they could see a video, hear music, or view social media links on their smart phones, overlaid right on top of reality. They make it easy, too, with a simple drag-and-drop interface.

 

 

 

 

Cupenya

 

Cupenya helps take care of help tickets more efficiently using artificial intelligence. Specifically for businesses and with Zendesk integration options, Cupenya offers automation of duplicate tickets among other smart solutions that let help desks get more done more quickly without the need to hire extra people.

 

 

 

Are there any other companies you believe belong on this list? Let us know in the comments below!