D-Lab is a learning-by-doing environment open to students, researchers and staff. Its goal is to foster an entrepreneurial culture within the Amsterdam higher education ecosystem and to boost research driven innovation.
Participants enter the lab at the very early phase of the idea-to-market process. D-Lab supports their participants throughout this entire process: from forming a team, to developing a prototype. From working out the most efficient marketing strategy to find the resources needed to deploy that strategy. Participants have the opportunity to get their feet wet at no cost. Supported by a vast network, D-Lab provides them with the business tools to explore whether an idea can make it. As the saying goes, there is no failure: you either succeed or you learn.
The first effects of the arrival of the European Medicines Agency EMA are already being felt. The EMA effect is also good news for scientific research. Director Bart Klijsen of IXA VU-VUmc says, “In order to bring research to society, cooperation and participation with companies is indispensable. This requires a mature ecosystem. That is why […]News
Tuesday 23 April two new entrepreneurship teaching cases have been launched: The Next Web and Radically Open. By involving examples about inspiring Amsterdam entrepreneurs in education, students get inspiring examples from their immediate environment. The cases can be used at any level, but are especially suitable for late Bachelor and Master level entrepreneurship courses at […]News
On October 25 and 26 ACE, Nikhef, IXA and CERN-BIC organized the first challenge for master and PhD students to develop their own business concept in a two day session at Start-up Village. On the first day experts from CERN and experienced entrepreneurs from Amsterdam Start-ups showed the participants how to start their own innovative […]News