Delft, The Netherlands
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About us

Knowledge from Monitoring

INDYMO is a start-up that works in the field of the management of water resources and water quality. Our focus is on innovative ways of monitoring water quality and ecology using underwater drones (dynamic monitoring) equipped with water quality sensors and a video cameras. Until now we successfully deployed underwater drones in multiple projects in The Netherlands and abroad . A new drone is currently in the development stage, and our goal is to make it an efficient and powerful tool, suitable for various uses and applications in the field of water.

Discovering new insights in your water system using competitive and cost-efficient technologies.

Watersystems are critical to human and ecological survival. With climate change and urban development, these systems are changing faster than ever. Therefore, there is an urgency of better and dynamic monitoring methods and technologies.


Indymo consists of an experienced technical team, led by 2 professors from Universities of Applied Sciences with in-depth segment knowledge. Students and educational institutions are often involved in Indymo’s R&D projects and scientific research. We are now active internationally and have a strong scientific and commercial network around the world.

Floris Boogaard

Director (CFO)

Floris is an enthusiastic water management professional. He holds a PhD awarded by TU Delft on sustainable climate adaptation measures. Floris is also working as a project manager at TAUW and as a lecturer in the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Floris was nominated for the Dutch Engineer of the year award in 2011.


Director (CEO)

Rutger de Graaf holds a PhD (cum laude) in the topic: innovations in urban water management to reduce the vulnerability of cities. He is also founder of Deltasync and Blue21, and a lecturer at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. He was placed third in the Dutch Engineer of the year award in 2016.

Rui Lima

Research / Operations Manager

Rui Lima, MSc in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment specialization), works in the development of innovative applications of technology in water management. Before INDYMO, he was a researcher at Deltasync and in a Portuguese water board. He's working towards a PhD on innovative monitoring.

Andy Bruijns

Research / Water Management

Water management: Urban adaptation, Fluvial Systems and Coastal Dynamics Utrecht en omgeving, Nederland Civiele techniek

Parth Patel


Parth is currently pursuing a Masters in Electrical Engineering in University of Twente, with a specialization in Robotics and Mechatronics. During his internship at Indymo he will be integrating different systems and sensors, as well as developing solutions for underwater acoustic positioning.


Indymo has offices on strategic locations in the Netherlands with strong support from TU Delft, and the Water Alliance in Leeuwarden. Our client portfolio is diverse, comprising major Dutch government institutions, middle market companies and nonprofit organizations.

Since May 2016, Indymo is a member of Water Alliance, and has an office at the Water Campus, in Leeuwarden. The WaterCampus encourages cooperation between (inter)national businesses, educational institutes and governments within the water technology sector, in order to create synergy for world class innovation, education and entrepreneurship. 

Tauw is an independent European consulting and engineering company specialised in the design, improvement and management of the natural environment, built-up environment and infrastructure.

Se@Drone develops modular aquatic drones. With Se@Drone the underwater world can be observed and investigated. The variety of applications is wide: leisure, police, shipbuilding, marine and offshore industry, etc. The Se@Drone prototype has a compact size, comes with an affordable price and has a user-friendly customizable control.

Akvo is a not-for-profit foundation that creates open source, internet and mobile software and sensors. We work with people improving infrastructure and services, for disadvantaged populations. Around the world, Akvo helps our partners act to improve the management of water, sanitation, agriculture, health, energy, education and the environment.

The Valorisation Programme Delta Technology & Water TU Delft is associated with the regional development company Innovation Quarter. They work in establishing partnership with various members of the delta cluster, and offer support and network opportunities for multiple startup and business with impact on water sustainability.

RDM Campus and Hogeschool Rotterdam provide a cutting-edge environment which allows students and businesses to find each other in working towards sustainable technical innovations, in the field maritime, process technology, energy, logistics, mobility and construction engineering. The RDM Campus is a collaboration between the Albeda College, Hogeschool Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam.

VHL links education, applied research and the professional field. Applied research as conducted by professors, researchers, lecturers and students of Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, is always aimed at improving professional practice. The results of research should be applicable for companies and professionals in the public sector.

Ecoton works on participatory and integrated water management and eco-restoration in the Brantas basin, in Indonesia. Pupils, students, villagers and businesses along the river are involved in monitoring the water quality, cleaning the river and ensuring that the local government takes its responsibility to keep the river clean.

DeltaSync and Blue21 are leading specialists in the field of floating urbanization. The clients include municipalities, water boards, individuals, commercial enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Besides design and consultancy work, DeltaSync also invests in research and development.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences is the largest University of applied sciences in the northern Netherlands, and is located in Groningen. Hanze UAS offers various Bachelor and Master programmes in Dutch, English, and German, and works closely with international partner institutes. The school counts approximately 25,000 students and 2,700 employees.

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university and is located in Delft, The Netherlands. It is one of the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide. The Water Management Department and Water Eesources research group focuses on drought, precipitation, floods and how water behaves in the atmosphere and beneath or on the Earth's surface.