Specialists in autonomous navigation systems

San Diego-based tech company Brain Corp, which specialises in the creation of intelligent and autonomous navigation systems for machines, is opening a new office in Amsterdam. The company primarily focuses on automated cleaning machines for airports, malls, retail stores and warehouses, and this will mark its first entry into Europe.

The new office will be the company’s European operations hub for software development, research and development and operations. In a press release, Christian Cornelius-Knudsen, Brain Corp’s senior vice president of global sales and services, said: “We chose Amsterdam as Brain Corp’s European headquarters primarily for its central location, open business environment, prevalence of academic labs, and proven commitment to the cultivation of a robust AI and robotics ecosystem.” Brain Corp has also hired a new executive, Michel Spruijt, to support partners in his role as general manager.

How AI is developing in Amsterdam

The new Amsterdam office will be Brain Corp’s second international location, as it opened an outpost in Tokyo in 2017. Currently, the company is planning to further expand into Europe as well as Australia and South Korea, and it hopes to enter the South American market as well. 

Brain Corp will join a growing tech scene and thriving AI industry in Amsterdam. The City of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam are planning to open an AI hub that’s expected to be fully operational by 2021, which will facilitate collaboration between corporations, universities and research institutes. The city also has a skilled workforce prepared for the challenges of highly technical jobs as well as a professional culture that’s easy to adapt to.

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