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ERC Proof of Concept Grant for VU chemist Tom Grossmann

Tom Grossmann, professor of Biomimetic Chemistry at VU Amsterdam, has been awarded a Proof of Concept grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for the project “Smart RNA delivery for therapy and diagnostic (grabRNA)”.

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First drug developed by AMC spin-off reaches market

Medicin developed by Amsterdam UMC researchers, to treat life-threatening virus in newborns is ready for use.

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Start-up Photosynthetic receives Eurostars grant and wins Formnext Start-Up Challenge

Photosynthetic, a VU tech start-up developing 3D lithography technology and founded by postdoctoral researcher and entrepreneur Alexander Kostenko, has not been sitting still in the past years.

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VU and Amsterdam UMC well represented in Take-off approvals NWO

In the 2022 autumn round of the NWO Take-off Grant, six Amsterdam projects, developed at VU Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC, have been awarded a Take-off grant. With this Take-off grant, academic and innovative starters can investigate whether their science-based innovative ideas are feasible and commercially applicable. They can also explore the possibility of starting a […]

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Now online a podcast series about entrepreneurship

Find inspiration in this series of Podcasts about sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship

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Three HvA startup’s awarded with HBO-Take Off grant

Each startup will be granted € 40.000 to continue their research on the development of their innovative startups

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Flame Away makes the world a little (fire) safer!

Something that started three years ago as a study assignment, is now available as the ‘Flame Away’, a small piece of design that fits in every household. In case of a fire throwing this glass product can be enough to extinguish it. “If I can save even one life, my goal will be reached!” says […]

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MIT Feasibility subsidy for VU start-up PreActive to adopt AI in Welness app

VU start-up, PreActive, has been awarded the MIT Feasibility Study subsidy of € 20k from Provincie Noord-Holland! With this subsidy funding PreActive will explore the utility and feasibility of incorporating Artificial Intelligence within the PreActive wellness app to help improve & personalise the user experience. Feasibility study of the Wellness app The PreActive Wellness app […]

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Use of Smart ‘swimming cap’, directs people suffering a stroke to right hospital

A smart swimming cap with electrodes can diagnose a stroke in the ambulance, so that a patient receives the correct treatment more quickly.

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SusPhos received EU funding for upcycling solution

UvA spin-off SusPhos has been selected for the EIC Accelerator funding. They receive a grant and an equity investment from the EU fund for its game-changing solution for upcycling phosphate from waste streams into sustainable products. SusPhos, now based in Leeuwarden, aims to create “urban mines” in Europe to produce phosphate compounds out of waste. […]

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