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Anya Biotech wins the Proefdiervrij Venture Challenge 2022

Anya Biotech, representing Amsterdam UMC, has won the second edition of the Proefdiervrij Venture Challenge on the 22nd of April 2022. Their winning innovation is based on research from the Department of Medical Biology at the AMC. The team takes home €25.000, – in prize money to kick-start their venture based on human heart models […]

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#thisisvalorisationtoo: book by UvA researchers full of language mysteries and curious stories in bookstore now

Every language contains riddles and secrets, currently there are seven thousand+ known languages. A treasure trove of colourful, curious and enigmatic stories. Every language tells a story about and gives a picture of the culture and the people that speak or have spoken this language. And every language is full of riddles and secrets that […]

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Sem Vijverberg (VU) and Tijmen Bakker (UvA) selected as participants in Faculty of Impact

Sem Vijverberg – PhD Candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – and University of Amsterdam PostDoc researcher Tijmen Bakker have been selected as participants in the Faculty of Impact, and will be taking part in an intensive two year program where ten ambitious scientists work with each other and with a selection of experts to conquer […]

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VU start-up Gymstory received a loan from Innovation Fund Noord-Holland for the development of a platform for tracking fitness activities

Gymstory B.V. heeft een converteerbare lening van €234.000 euro ontvangen van het Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland voor de ontwikkeling van haar platform voor het tracken van fitnessactiviteiten in de sportschool. Het project van Gymstory wordt gefinancierd met co-financiering van Jordy Kool’s Iron Asset Management & Graduate Entrepreneur Fund. Met de financiering kan Gymstory hun Proof-of-Concept technologie testen […]

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Humanities hub with a view to the world

New collaboration between City of Amsterdam, KNAW and UvA connects the humanities with society. On 31 May, Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema, Leo Lucassen, vice-president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Humanities Cluster and Geert ten Dam, President of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) signed a cooperation […]

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Newly founded Amsterdam UMC spin-off Phlox Therapeutics receives seed investment

The pre-seed investment from BioGeneration Ventures will be used to advance Phlox’s lead program focused on rare genetic laminopathies.

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First dog in the Netherlands successfully treated with vaccine against bone cancer

Dog Rax had bone cancer, was given a cancer vaccine at the Medical Center for Animals, and seems to be all right. It is hopeful news in the development of a cancer vaccine for humans, says Arjan Griffioen, professor of Experimental Oncology at Amsterdam UMC. He has been working on the development of this vaccine […]

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ACE presents 6 innovative startups of the Spring ’22 cohort

The ACE Incubation Program kicked off with six innovative tech and science based startups of VU, UvA, HvA and other universities. In this 10 week program the startups will get intensive training after which they are ready to spread their wings. Meet the startups: DBugIT – VU Startup Sector: Software Founders: Marc Went, Robert Jansma, […]

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Funding for three interesting APH valorisation and impact projects

At the start of 2022, Amsterdam Public Health (APH) in collaboration with IXA have launched a call for support of valorisation and impact projects within the research institute. This resulted in 23 interesting applications, of which three projects have been awarded a grant of € 2500.- complemented with in-kind support from Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA). […]

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Loads of new ventures and inspiration: five years of IXAnext program

On 14 April we concluded the valorisation program IXAnext: talent for innovation with a festive gathering.

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