ZiuZ Visual Intelligence
ZiuZ, in Gorredijk, Friesland, specialises in developing products using 'computer vision'. ZiuZ's ambition is to have a global impact with innovative solutions based on Visual Intelligence (VI) that contribute to solving societal problems.
The company was founded in 2002 and four years later ZiuZ introduced its first product: an application that makes summaries of digitised VHS tapes. After that, things moved quickly and the business kept growing. Today, ZiuZ consists of three business lines: ZiuZ Forensic Investigations, ZiuZ Pharmacy Automation and ZiuZ Medical Imaging. The forensic branch of the company develops products used by the vice police to check hard disks, CDs, DVDs, phones but also the Internet ('dark web') for incriminating child sexual abuse images. ZiuZ Pharmacy Automation develops products that can control large-scale automated dispensing of medication in pharmacies and hospitals. Finally, the Medical Imaging business line develops products that improve the diagnosis or surgery process within hospitals using VI and AI-based techniques. ZiuZ employs 70 people and its products are marketed in over 50 countries across the world.
ZiuZ is a good match for Innovation Cluster Drachten (ICD) as innovation is ingrained in the company's culture. Since its establishment, ZiuZ has proven its ability to reinvent itself again and again by constantly introducing innovative solutions. In 2014, ZiuZ was even named Frisian company of the year. The jury based the election on the innovative nature of the company and described ZiuZ as "an innovative company at heart that continues until they realise the original idea". ZiuZ is always open to breaking new ground to help solve societal problems with the use of visual intelligence technology.