Harm Botter, Founder & CEO started EXXFIRE in 2011 as Fire Suppression Inside in the ESA Incubation program with a fire extinguisher for ICT Servers.
He got a grant from the Dutch Technology Transfer Program (Delft University, TNO Space and Ministry of Economic Affairs). EXXFIRE won first prize in the Nijenrode Innovation contest in 2011 and received in 2012 an Innovation Credit from the Dutch Government to start developing the first product. In 2012, 18 prototypes with multi criteria sensors and circuit breaker were built and tested successfully. This product is called the EXXFIRE® 50 and can be used on mission critical ICT equipment as first line of defense against fire and overheating. After showing this product to the market the requests came in for a larger system to protect server racks and cabinets. That is how the first production product of EXXFIRE came to life the EXXFIRE®1500.