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Sign up for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2021

Sign up your idea and have a chance to win € 10.000! Do you have an innovative idea and would you like to develop it further? The Innovation Award is the Amsterdam competition for research based innovative ideas that contribute to a better world. You have the chance to get feedback on your idea, get […]

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Scientists at VU Amsterdam launch spin-off Incircular

Incircular BV was founded by three (bio)chemists at VU Amsterdam who have developed a novel technology for stabilizing proteins: INCYPRO. In their recently launched spin-off, Saskia Neubacher, Sven Hennig and Tom Grossmann will use this technology to stabilize proteins for applications in drug development, diagnostic testing, and biocatalysis. INCYPRO-stabilized proteins Proteins are a class of […]

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First 2021 ASIF P!tch event a success

With over 150 attendees and 30 start-up applicants, the 5 best start-ups pitched on the 21ste of January during this online event. Lexbee, Bloomcoding, Ziemi, Intrical AI and Nibblr took the stage to battle for both the Audience and the Jury price. Although all 5 pitches were of very high quality, the audience voted for […]

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Sustainable Development Important for European Business Incubators

Sustainable development is an important phenomenon nowadays: see the current importance of, for example, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the climate discussion, and the Circular Economy. Also the important role of business incubators for fostering entrepreneurs who wish to start up and develop their businesses is clearly acknowledged nowadays. Despite the acknowledged importance of […]

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Rewarded Take-off grants for Proof of Concept study

Various projects within the Amsterdam knowledge institutions have received funding through a Take-off program from NWO. With this funding, they can further investigate the market opportunities for their products through a feasibility study. VROOM: A virtual 3D room to accelerate tactical sports training Hoofdaanvrager: Dr. D.L. Mann, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De ontwikkeling van atleten in teamsporten kunnen […]

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Physicist Davide Iannuzzi awarded ERC PoC grant for project involving cervical cancer screening device

Davide Iannuzzi, a physicist at VU Amsterdam, has been awarded a Proof of Concept grant by the European Research Council (ERC), for the DIADEPH project. He plans to use this €150,000 research grant to explore ways of commercializing a new, non-invasive gynaecological device that can improve population screening for cervical cancer by excluding cancer before […]

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Slimme bokszak wint Dutch Sports Innovation Award 2020

VU startup Sports-f(x) is uitgeroepen tot winnaar van de 12e Dutch Sports Innovation Award 2020. Oprichter Nilas van Woersem ontving de prijs uit handen van jurylid Jan Hoefnagels voor de NextRound Boxing Bag, een slimme bokszak die direct feedback geeft. De Dutch Sports Innovation Award is de stimuleringsprijs voor een innovatief en kansrijk product of […]

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LUMICKS and LAVA Therapeutics enter collaboration to characterize its tumor-specific γδ T-cell engagers

In their quest of creating safe and effective immunotherapy cancer treatments, VU spinoff LUMICKS and Amsterdam UMC spinoff LAVA Therapeutics joined forces. The partnership aims to evaluate the efficacy of various tumor-specific γδ T-cell engagers based on the resulting binding strengths (cell avidity) between T cells and tumors, measured with LUMICKS newly installed z-Movi® Cell […]

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High Tech NL visiting IXA online

On December 9, IXA organized an online event in which the members of High Tech NL, the branch organization of High Tech companies and organizations, visited spin-off initiatives in the area of sensors and AI in the Amsterdam region, like Optics11 (Spin-off VU, that uses his knowledge in fiber optics and acoustics in various applications) […]

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Plantics develops chair that absorbs more C02 than it emits

The sustainable chairs are developed by UvA spin-off Plantics in collaboration with furniture manufacturer VepaDrentea. The seat is made of hemp and resin, both of which are completely organic, platy and recyclable. UvA researchers Prof. Gadi Rothenberg and Dr. Albert Alberts accidentally found a sticky mass in their search for a biofuel from biological waste […]

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