Industrial and organizational psychologist Elisabeth Jäckel, UvA PhD candidate with the section Leadership & Management at Economics & Business, has won the UvA preliminary round of the international Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) pitch competition. In the 3MT competition, PhD candidates pitch their research in three-minute videos aimed at an audience of non-scientists. Elisabeth will represent the UvA this autumn at the European final.
The jury also chose two runners-up: chemist Tom Keijer from the Faculty of Science/ Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and art historian Weixuan Li from the Faculty of Humanities/ Amsterdam School of Historical Studies. They conduct research into artificial photosynthesis and the lives of 17th-century painters and their clientele in Amsterdam, respectively. In addition to an honorable mention, the runners-up will both receive €500. The jury indicated that they were impressed by the high quality of the pitches from all of the participants.
The 3MT competition has proved to be a springboard for previous UvA winners. Last year’s winner, Yoni Schirris of the Faculty of Science, was subsequently invited to give a workshop at the Intelligent Health Summit Amsterdam 2021. His professionally shot pitch video also helped him secure a position as a guest researcher at a leading research group in his field of expertise in Germany.
The 3MT® competition originally started at the University of Queensland (Australia) and has since grown into an international competition with participants from 900 universities across 85 countries. Elisabeth Jäckel will compete in the autumn with the winners from other European countries. This European final is organised by Universitas 21 (U21), the international network of research-intensive universities of which the UvA is a member. The European winner will eventually take part in the grand global final between the continents in Spring 2023.
Photo: Simon Metselaar
Photosynthetic & Veridis, two VU start-ups, are part of the Pole Position Programme #4 by Techleap. Through the programme, like-minded industry experts who will guide the founders of Photosynthetic & Veridis on their journey towards becoming global leaders and take Pole Position. Techleap is a government funded organization to connect and empower startups to grow and sustain a productive tech community.News
Phlox, a private biotechnology spin-off from Amsterdam UMC and specializing in developing innovative RNA-therapeutics for rare genetic cardiomyopathies, has secured additional seed funding to advance Phlox’s lead program aimed at rare genetic laminopathies.News
Panel B.V., a spin-off from the University of Amsterdam, has received a loan from the Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland. This loan will enable Panel to continue building its innovative tool for inclusive participation processes. The unique method was designed by sociologists Gerben Moerman and Christiaan Bröer of the UvA Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The method […]News