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 sensitivity and high selectivity in a robust design suitable for in-field applications (patent filed). Thanks to this Demonstrator grant, Imran, Davide, and their team will engage with all the different stakeholders in the value chain and explore whether the current prototype can be made to meet the market requirements.
The NWO-Demonstrator programme is intended for researchers who want to apply knowledge acquired during their research and bring it to the market.
VU start-up, PreActive, has been awarded the MIT Feasibility Study subsidy of € 20k from Provincie Noord-Holland! With this subsidy funding PreActive will explore the utility and feasibility of incorporating Artificial Intelligence within the PreActive wellness app to help improve & personalise the user experience. Feasibility study of the Wellness app The PreActive Wellness app […]News
A smart swimming cap with electrodes can diagnose a stroke in the ambulance, so that a patient receives the correct treatment more quickly.News
UvA spin-off SusPhos has been selected for the EIC Accelerator funding. They receive a grant and an equity investment from the EU fund for its game-changing solution for upcycling phosphate from waste streams into sustainable products. SusPhos, now based in Leeuwarden, aims to create “urban mines” in Europe to produce phosphate compounds out of waste. […]News