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NWO-Demonstrator Grant for methane leak detection

Imran Avci and Davide Iannuzzi (Vrije Univeriteit Amsterdam) have been awarded an NWO-Demonstrator Grant. The grant will give them the opportunity to test whether their PAS-WRAP technology can be used to detect methane leaks in oil and gas extraction facilities. The project is based on a new approach to gas trace detection that offers high […]

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Sociale informatieverwerkingstest voor kwetsbare jeugdigen

De sociale wereld is soms lastig te interpreteren voor jeugdigen. Inadequate sociale informatieverwerking is een belangrijke verklarende factor voor gedragsproblemen bij jeugd. Sociale informatieverwerking meten bij jeugdigen met gedragsproblemen kan nu met de diagnostische Sociale informatieverwerkingtest (SIVT). Maaike van Rest (VU) heeft samen met diverse externe partners de SIVT ontwikkeld. Belang sociale informatie verwerking De […]

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IXA-ACE course “Entrepreneurship” wins Best PhD course award

One of the educational courses organized by ACE Incubator BV and IXA Office AMC is the Graduate School course “Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences” for AMC and (since last year also) VUmc PhD candidates. In two days participants attend lectures on different aspects of starting their own company, get acquainted with business model canvas, […]

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Registration Innovation award 2019 is open!

Sign up your idea and have a chance to win € 7,500. Do you have an innovative idea and would you like to develop it further? Then consider yourself invited to participate in the 14th edition of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award. € 7,500 will be awarded to the best idea in each category […]

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Findest, Kepler, Confocal win top ten list of most groundbreaking innovations in science

Spin-offs Findest (VU), Kepler Vision Technologies (UvA) and Confocal.nl (UvA) are three of the ten winners of the Academic Startup Competition. This was announced by a professional jury in Amsterdam in the presence of State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Mona Keijzer. As a result of the selection, they were able to pitch […]

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Fitsurance receives MIT subsidy

Fitsurance has been awarded a Mkb-innovatiestimulering Regio en Topsectoren (MIT) subsidy. This subsidy enables Fitsurance to do a feasibility study on the further development of their mobile application. The feasibility study investigates the development of the Fitsurance app, a mobile application (iOS and Android) that is part of the Fitsurance platform. The goal of Fitsurance is […]

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Nieuw platform voor samenwerking op gebied van duurzaamheid

Donderdag 16 mei 2019 is de officiële opening van het Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), een samenwerkingsplatform op het gebied van duurzaamheid en de Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Het ASI wil de bestaande duurzaamheidsexpertise op de VU bij elkaar brengen en naar een hoger niveau tillen. Urgente vraagstukken van nu, […]

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Inspire your students with Amsterdam entrepreneurship cases

Tuesday 23 April two new entrepreneurship teaching cases have been launched: The Next Web and Radically Open. By involving examples about inspiring Amsterdam entrepreneurs in education, students get inspiring examples from their immediate environment. The cases can be used at any level, but are especially suitable for late Bachelor and Master level entrepreneurship courses at […]

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New start-up Fitsurance wants to improve sustainable employability and quality of life of employees

Fitsurance, the latest start-up from Demonstrator Lab, wants to improve the quality of life of employees. They focus on sustainable employability, increasing work productivity and general well-being of employees. They aim to reduce sick-leaves and absenteeism among the workforce of any employer. This implies a radical shift from the current thinking of a curative way […]

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Amsterdam UMC’s newest medical devices startup, HaemoPulse

A new spin-off of Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, HaemoPulse, started in the first months of 2019. HaemoPulse will develop non-invasive optical technology for continuous real-time monitoring of blood hematocrit. Being able to measure hematocrit in such a manner opens a wide range of clinical applications, such as tracking of fluid balance in critically ill patients […]

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