By the year 2050, we will have over 100 billion connected smart devices in the world. In terms of standard AA batteries, you would fill 500 Olympic pools full of battery waste each year. While these devices will add value to our daily lives, they will consume a tremendous amount of power and natural capital. We cannot produce that many batteries, but what would happen to the environment if we did?

SODAQ Power Principle

To achieve our vision we apply the SODAQ power principle. Our projects and products should always aim to operate with sustainable power. Sustainable power is harvested power. Harvested power can be solar (from the sun), can be kinetic (from movement) or thermal (from heat). In addition, the devices we use in projects aim to reduce the amount of power required. This consists of three key elements: devices should sleep as much as they can, only work when they really have to and when they do as short as possible.
  • Sustainable power is harvested power, either solar, kinetic or thermal
  • Sleeping when you can
  • Working only when you have to
  • Keeping communication short and simple


In order to turn our vision into reality we’re on a mission to develop intellectual property, knowledge, expertise, software, hardware, proof of concepts and prototypes and turn these into physical, effective, widespread products and solutions. We produce sustainable devices, preferably from biodegradable materials and always of high quality aimed at long term usage.


Standing for Solar Powered Data Acquisition, SODAQ started in 2013 offering weather stations across Africa. The necessity for communication solutions in remote areas combined with sensors turned into one of the first Internet of Things (IoT) solutions globally. Our devices are always based on low power and sustainability, from day one. Nothing in this regard has changed except the size of our operation and number of IoT solutions, projects and products.

Management Team

Ollie Smeenk


Robbert Woltering


Itay Dagan


Martin La Croix


Jan Willem Smeenk

Chief Architect

Jaap De Winter


Who We Serve

Corporate IoT Departments
SODAQ aims to serve as the extension of the IoT departments of individual corporations. We work with corporations who actively engage with IoT technology throughout their chain of logistics and operational processes.
We have experience in a wide range of industries and are able to offer individualised solutions and support for the development of IoT hardware and software.

- Subcontract the development process
- Realisation of ideas into feasible projects
- Support functions
Logistics Companies
Using IoT technology throughout the logistical chain allows companies to decrease inefficiencies, increase control, and improve customer experiences by aiding in the further optimisation of the supply chain process:

- Inventory management, preventing shortages and losses
- End-to-end supply chain transparency
- Warehouse management
- Improving of the customer experience
- Fleet management
- Optimisation of investments, for example using predictive maintenance

Government and Infrastructure
Governments are increasingly using the power of new IoT technologies to become a ‘Smart City’; a city using data to improve decision making and the quality of life in their communities. The importance of staying up to date with new IoT technologies becomes clear when looking at some of the many advantages of IoT applications:

- More effective data-driven decision-making
- Increasing the efficiency, and optimise the timing of, infrastructure investments
- Increasing the safety of the community
- Enhancing citizen engagement
- Reducing the environmental footprint

In today’s global marketplace, manufacturers need to continuously improve their operations and speed to market to be a competitive part of the ‘Industry 4.0’. According to recent studies, the industrial IoT market is growing rapidly, making up more than 17% of the total number of IoT projects worldwide.
IoT applications can improve everything from maintenance to supplier logistics, workflows and product delivery, for example:

- Preventive maintenance, reducing downtime
- Operational optimisation
- Reduction of errors, by reducing human error
- Decreasing response and lead times
- Reducing costs

Maritime Operators
The volatile nature of the offshore industry means that any new innovations that can lead to cost savings, better-streamlined processes, and other efficiency & profitability improvements are fully embraced by the industry leaders. This is what IoT brings to the table.

The use of IoT is transforming the offshore industry by:
- Tracking offshore assets remotely
- Monitoring pipelines, reducing leakages and manual labor
- Real-time refinery monitoring
- Reducing safety hazards
- Pinpointing operational inefficiencies
- Optimising the timing of investments and maintenance
- Optimising the carbon footprint and reducing environmental waste

All companies competing in the agricultural value chain know about the rapid changes the industry is experiencing. IoT applications can help these vital firms stay at the forefront of their field, by improving the:

- Traceability of products, allowing for increased product differentiation
- Use of (big) data, improving crop and dairy yields
- Coordination of the value chain
- Environmental footprint
- Ability to monitor animal welfare
- Focus on a circular economy

Visiting SODAQ

We are happy to have you in our Hilversum office in the address shown below.

Bussumerstraat 34
1211 BL Hilversum
The Netherlands

Any visitors coming to our Hilversum office are recommended to park at City Parking Hilversum

Noordse Bosje 19-21
1211 BD

Contact Us

+31 35 300 0301
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