Our Story

Our Story

  • Philips innovation award

    We are competing in the semi-final of the innovator league of the Philips innovation award!
    The Philips Innovation Award is the biggest student-entrepreneurship award in the Netherlands. Additionally, it has become a trajectory from which every startup can benefit. By participating we will get feedback, receive coaching and build a network.
    We are competing against the more mature startups in the Innovator league. It is their big league, which gives the opportunity to truly showcase our ACT Sofia software products that empower children with special education needs in improving their activities of daily living, social participation, and quality of life.

  • Maurits selected for FD 50 under 35 2023

    The FD 50 under 35 list consists of entrepreneurs, researchers, and young professionals with one common goal; to make a positive impact on the biggest societal challenges.

    Read more here.

  • Interview Véronne on NPO Radio 1

    Our CTO and Co-Founder Véronne Reinders discussed our cognitive tool on NPO Radio 1. They discussed how we, as a group of young entrepreneurs, founded Aristotle Cognitive Technologies in 2021 and built a cognitive tool that is being used as a combination training tool for PSVJurrit Sanders, the Lead Academy Sports Scientist of PSV, explained the tool is used to train the players of PSV cognitively. The players who train with our cognitive training tool give positive feedback to Jurrit. Jurrit explained to NPO Radio 1 that the players feel like they make fewer mistakes in complex or stressful situations and feel more confident on the field.

    Listen to the interview by clicking here.

  • Metropoolregio Eindhoven booster funds

    This booster fund is awarded to stimulate innovation, collaboration, and commercialization in the Brainport Eindhoven region. This fund will accelerate the development, optimization, and commercialization of personalized and data-driven cognitive training in physiotherapy.

    “We are excited by the prospect of improving the (instrumental) activities of daily living for our end-users in physiotherapy. In Frank van der Valk, owner of NXT Fysio and NXT Health, we found a highly innovative partner aiming to train the cognitive-motoric demands of their clients. Together we will optimize the tool in this market, digitalize the implementation of our tool for physiotherapy specifically, and bring our shared value to the Brainport region and beyond.” – Maurits Overmans, co-founder and CEO at Aristotle Technologies

  • Young Talent Award

    September 2022 - We are the proud winners of the "Young Talent Award" at the Gerard and Anton Philips Awards 2022. The jury has rewarded us this award with the following praising explanation:

    'Soms kan het snel gaan. Vorig jaar februari kenden de vier studenten van de TU Eindhoven en hun medestudent van de Radboud Universiteit elkaar nog niet. Ze kwamen bij elkaar via een project bij innovation Space van de TU Eindhoven. De opdracht: een cognitieve trainingstool ontwikkelen voor PSV. De vijf ontwikkelden een werkend prototype, wonnen drie prijzen in twee wedstrijden, registreerden zich met Aristotle, als onderneming bij de Kamer van Koophandel én ze tekenden een contract met PSV voor een langdurige samenwerking. En nu staan ze hier op het podium voor een speciale extra prijs.'

  • EenVandaag

    May 2022 - NPO EenVandaag made an item to showcase our cognitive training tool together with PSV:

    EenVandaag Item Aristotle Technologies

  • PSV Agreement

    January 2022 - we’ve reached a long-term agreement with PSV. We have experienced PSV’s pioneering position since day one, being part of their ‘living lab’ at the youth academy. Being closer to the end-users has helped us improve the implementation of the cognitive training tool based on their specific needs.

  • Dutch Design Week

    October 2021 - Via Innovation Space we were invited to be at the Dutch Design Week exposition - "Drivers of Change". This allowed us to validate ACT Kinise on a broader scale than with athletes. The number of positive reactions was amazing. Everyone who came "Drivers of Change" was immediately drawn to our stand and had a lot of fun using our software.

  • TU/e Contest

    June 2021 - The TU/e Contest was not only an experience to learn from, but our idea got validated by multiple companies and experts. Aristotle Technologies won both the Talent Award by TWICE Eindhoven and the Audience Award. 

  • Final pitches Innovation Space Project

    June 2021 - During the final pitches for Innovation Space Project we explained our solution and showed our MVP. Our hard work payed off and we won the final pitch round. 

  • Start Innovation space project

    February 2021 - Aristotle Technologies was founded by a TU/e project group for the course Innovation Space Project

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Marcello Sala

  • Business Innovation Manager & Content Manager
  • Current Study: MSc Innovation Management – TU/e

During recent years, I became more aware that a vast majority of technological advancements are not put to their full use in the current society. Some reasons for this are the fear of change that a lot of people experience, the lack of knowledge and awareness of the newest applications and because the existing infrastructure cannot keep up with the speed of technological innovation. Therefore, my goal is to inform people about the newest possibilities of the technology of this time and the added value these advancements can have to their daily life by making seemingly complicated technologies easy to use and understand for everyone. This is also why I decided to join Aristotle. I believe that there is still a lot of ground to cover in cognitive training and that we as Aristotle can make a difference.

Dirk Aarts

  • UX/UI Manager & Assistant Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Human-Technology Interaction – TU/e

I have a background in Automotive Engineering at Fontys and after completing the pre-master at the start of last year, I started the master. Due to the current global pandemic, the international semester had been cancelled. As an alternative, I knew I wanted to do something pro-active and work on a practical project instead of following more theoretical courses, and the TU/e Innovation Space project could offer just that. At Aristotle I can apply and broaden my knowledge of cognition, combined with a diverse multidisciplinary team there is a lot for me to learn! Together with Aristotle, I believe we can explore and create effective cognitive training tools and lift athletes to the next level both personally and professionally.

Antonios Mantzaris

  • Data Scientist & Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Data Science – EIT Digital Master School

I have the luck to study in two of the top universities in Europe, TU/e in Eindhoven and KTH in Stockholm and also get a minor in Entrepreneurship besides the Data Science track. I would describe myself as analytical, organizing and pragmatic. I joined Aristotle to get out of my comfort zone, develop my personal skills in social and technical aspects but also implement my knowledge attained from my studies so far in a real-life problem, in realistic conditions. I believe we can really make an impact with innovative ideas and tools but also highlight the advantages of cognitive training in football or in general.