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.
Nederland loopt voorop in het integreren van ondernemerschap en innovatie in het hoger onderwijs ten opzichte van andere Europese landen. Dat blijkt uit een rapport dat in opdracht van de OESO tot stand kwam. De HvA wordt als voorbeeld genoemd voor andere instellingen. Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in the Netherlands werd gepubliceerd […]News
Various projects within Amsterdam UMC have received funding through the PPS Allowance from Top Sector Life Sciences & Health to stimulate R&D in public private partnerships. This funding is a financial instrument to help consortia consisting of research organisations, knowledge institutes, companies, and health foundations to realise their innovative ideas. The funding per project varies […]News
Higher yields and improved resistance to climate change Researchers of University of Amsterdam’s Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) and Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have found a way to improve the plant’s resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. […]News