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Startup Digi.bio one of the Top 10 most groundbreaking academic startups in NL

The ten winners of the prestigious Academic Startup Competition 2020 can use the title ‘Best Academic Startup of 2020’ for the coming year. The winning startups were chosen by an expert jury after a thrilling final in which all 20 finalists were asked to pitch. The ten winners were chosen on the basis of their value proposition, the […]

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Mona Keijzer officially launched ACE initiative MKB Digital Workspace

On Friday November 20 State Secretary Mona Keijzer launched the national SME workshops digitization. The State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate talked to SME entrepreneurs and students. During the online event, Mona Keijzer launched the SME workshops by offering them to MKB Nederland. The majority of SME entrepreneurs are aware of the opportunities and […]

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LUMICKS and Leucid Bio enter into a strategic collaboration

LUMICKS, a spin-off of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is pleased to announce a collaboration agreement with clinical-stage biotech company Leucid Bio, which seeks to utilize LUMICKS’ z-Movi® Cell Avidity Analyzer (z-Movi) to accelerate entry of immunotherapeutic candidates into clinical trials. The goal of the partnership is to evaluate the efficacy of Leucid Bio’s next-generation chimeric antigen […]

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AVS start-ups continue to develop despite COVID-19

Start-ups and spin-offs affiliated to the Amsterdam Venture Studios establish new partnerships, keep developing and adjusting their innovative products and continue to take the stage in events, despite the disruptive changes the COVID-19 pandemic made in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Partnerships Establishing new partnerships is important for start-ups. Through partnerships, start-ups can develop their market strategy […]

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Spreken ze Nederlands in New Jersey en komt robot uit het Tsjechisch?

Tot in de twintigste eeuw werd er Nederlands in de staat New Jersey gesproken, het woord robot is afkomstig uit het Tsjechisch, klanken kunnen hoekig zijn en gedichten kun je ‘schrijven’ in gebarentaal. Deze en nog meer taalvondsten en -feiten vind je in scheurkalender Meer dan woorden alleen. De kalender is samengesteld door taalkundigen van […]

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Computerspel test potentiële werknemers op integriteit

Integriteit is een persoonlijkheidstrek die relevant is voor hoe mensen zich gedragen, voornamelijk voor mensen in machtsposities. Ondanks dat het mogelijk is met standaard en nieuwe assessmentmethoden – zoals een computerspel – integriteit van potentiele werknemers in kaart te brengen, zijn deze methoden voor het meten van integriteit voor dergelijke openstaande posities zelden onderdeel van […]

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LAVA therapeutics receives 71 million to advance novel immune oncology programs

Amsterdam UMC spin-off LAVA Therapeutics*, a biotech company pioneering the development of bispecific antibodies to engage gamma-delta T cells for cancer therapies, has raised €71 million to fund the advancement of its pipeline and platform. With the money, LAVA expects to be able to start a number of clinical studies for the treatment of tumors […]

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Patented ‘molecular heaters’ to increase crop yield

Novel concept based on sunscreen-like molecules could boost crop production worldwide. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have developed a novel class of molecules capable of raising the temperature of plants. Application of such ‘molecular heaters’ allows crops to grow at lower environmental temperatures. This can extend the growth season, increase the availability of arable […]

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VU professors start company PersonalAIze BV

Mark Hoogendoorn and Sandjai Bhula, both Professors at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam set up the company PersonalAlze BV together with two Professors from Germany, to bridge the gap between academia and application in AI. The company is focused on consultancy in the area of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and aims to bring the latest scientific insights into […]

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Gezond ouder worden met diabetes type 1

Voor de behandeling van diabetes mellitus type 1 lijkt poeptransplantatie steeds meer een interessante therapie. De darmbacteriën van anderen kan de gezondheid van deze groep patiënten verbeteren, maar genezing zit er nog niet in. Om het onderzoek naar poeptransplantatie verder te ontwikkelen, krijgt Amsterdam UMC vandaag een subsidie van één miljoen euro van het Diabetes […]

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