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ReadLer, Medassist, MycoFarming® win Demonstrator Lab’s Summer Pitch Event 

Demonstrator Lab celebrated its participant’s achievements in the vibrant atmosphere of the Summer Pitch Event held on 16 May. Among the 26 pre-finalists, six standout projects presented their ideas to an esteemed jury in the finals. Ultimately, ReadLer, Medassist and MycoFarming® emerged victorious, each securing € 1,000 vouchers to further advance their projects.   Photo by Caren […]

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Kepler Vision Technologies secures €1.5M investment to boost healthcare innovation

Kepler Vision Technologies, a spin-off company from the University of Amsterdam, secured a significant €1.5M investment from ROM InWest last month. The Dutch company will use the funds to accelerate the production of its ‘Kepler Night Nurse’ solution, a smart technology for care home fall detection. The company is now positioned for global expansion, targeting the UK and US markets.

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Exciting launch of Social Sciences & Humanities Impact Fund at UvA

UvA Ventures Holding has launched the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) Impact Fund that aims to capitalize on SSH research by supporting the development of academic spin-offs that address societal challenges. The initiative is a response to the need for practical applications of SSH research, identified through discussions with university researchers. For whom? The SSH […]

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Collaboration VU and DNNL to improve access into entrepreneurship for all underrepresented groups

“With this agreement, we fortify our collaboration, reaffirming our dedication to diversity, sustainability, and entrepreneurship – values exemplified by DNNL. An endeavor that aligns with the educational and research efforts we stand for as a university,” says VU President Jonkman.

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RSV-vaccine developed by Amsterdam UMC spin-off in Immunisation Programme

The Dutch national government has decided to include vaccination against the RS virus in the Vaccination Program. Worldwide, the RS-virus is the second leading cause of death in infants. It was researchers at Amsterdam UMC who discovered the antibody that protects against this life-threatening virus for newborns.

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Societal Impact Awards for two VU humanities projects

As part of the VU profile theme Connected World, the Societal Impact Award has been awarded to humanities researchers Fokke Gerritsen and Laura Rupp. Fokke Gerritsen’s project, Water Memories, aims to address modern sustainability challenges through a heritage walk, harnessing the historical water structures of Istanbul reflecting its Byzantine and Ottoman heritage. Laura Rupp’s project […]

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VU researcher of ‘Levenstestament’ sheds light on societal dynamics

The ‘levenstestament’ is on the rise as a legal document enabling adults to appoint a representative and record their wishes for when they are no longer able to make decisions, for example due to old age.

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Open now: TKI call for public private partnerships Amsterdam UMC

The grant amounts available to both AMC and VUmc will of course be combined again, creating a budget of approximately € 4 million that will be divided over the best PPP-research proposals that we will receive from all of you. Deadline for the pre-application is May 24.

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New investment in VU spin-off Rapid Photonics for even faster internet

Rapid Photonics receives funding from Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland for the development of an innovative production process of photonic chips with lithium niobate. Rapid Photonics B.V. is a spin-off of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Through the new convertible loan of €300,000, the company will be getting their technology market-ready to produce integrated photonic chips with lithium niobate, […]

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Four Amsterdam researchers admitted to NWO’s Faculty of Impact

In the Life Sciences & Health round, 14 researchers have been selected for the Faculty of Impact programme for two years of intensive and personal guidance in entrepreneurship, intellectual property and investment. Four Amsterdam based researchers have been selected as well: Anouk Post (VU), Olivier Lugier (UvA), Felix Paulußen (VU) and Ewelina Weglarz-Tomczak (UvA). A […]

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