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More than 75% of the Entrepreneurship students aim to start their own business

This is the 7th year of the joint UvA & VU master Entrepreneurship (since 2014/2015). About 85 students on average per year were welcomed. This academic year, 2020/2021, between 90 and 100 students were welcomed. This number is slightly higher than last year. Origin per knowledge institute 49% of the students obtained their bachelor’s degree […]

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Johan Hoorn en Elly Konijn ontvangen Huibregtsenprijs 2020

Johan Hoorn en Elly Konijn (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) hebben voor hun onderzoeksproject ‘Alice’ de Huibregtsenprijs ontvangen. ‘Alice’ is een elektromechanisch kleinkind dat eenzaamheid verdrijft. In een vegrijzende samenleving is sociale eenzaamheid een groot problem. Om die reden ontwikkelden de onderzoekers ‘Alice’. Het robotmeisje vereist een vorm van interactie waarbij het AI-systeem gevoel voor de gebruiker […]

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AVS start-up Triply working together with Dutch Ministry of Finance

The Dutch government’s yearly national budget, the Miljoenennota, initiates a budget implementation cycle. This consists of various phases; spending, adjusting, auditing and reporting. During this cycle, the Dutch Ministry of Finance collects a multitude of reports and other information resources, originating from various government sources. The Ministry used to manually copy the data and use […]

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Finnish company impressed by AI technology of AVS start-up Findest

Amsterdam Venture Studio’s startup Findest scouts technologies by using IGOR^AI. A Finnish electricity grid operator Fingrid Oyj used IGOR^AI to find out how they could increase the transmission capacity or eliminate bottlenecks. In Fingrid magazine the company shared their experience, arguing that “[IGOR^AI] is one of the first applications to really demonstrate how artificial intelligence […]

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VU startups Digi.bio and NextRound competing to become ‘Best academic startup in the Netherlands’

Digi.bio and NextRound are selected to compete with 18 other startups by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI) and Techleap to compete in the finals of the second edition of the Academic Startup Competition. The 20 startups were nominated from no fewer than an astounding […]

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Introduction of LUMICKS consumables and script-sharing platform to facilitate Dynamic Single-Molecule analysis

In a move to broadly unlock Dynamic Single-Molecule (DSM) analysis, LUMICKS simultaneously launched two major initiatives: a new business line for reagents, biochemistry kits, and services, as well as its Harbor platform for sharing of DSM scripts. These new resources dramatically simplify the experimental workflow and make DSM analysis accessible across different fields and expertise […]

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Call for Amsterdam UMC TKI-PPP grant proposals

We are very happy to announce that the call for Amsterdam UMC TKI-PPP grants is now open. The grant amounts available to both our UMCs will be combined, creating a pot of approximately 8-9 million euros that will be divided over the best TKI-research proposals that we will receive from all of you. For those […]

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Amsterdam UMC and AlphaBiomics initiate collaboration to validate biologics treatment response predictor RxSelexTM in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease

This collaboration is part of 2-year UK government-funded project to bring RxSelexTM closer to patients Amsterdam UMC and AlphaBiomics Ltd., a United Kingdom (UK)-based precision medicine company, have initiated a collaboration to personalize care in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD patient response to biologics therapy is highly variable, with some patients receiving long-term benefits, […]

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A story of VU startup Fitsurance

Fitsurance and how they ‘pivot’ during COVID-19, as a VU ‘personal health’ startup All was lost (well, almost) After a great pilot-project in Zeeland, where we measured runners on the beach, to see what a 3-day running event did with runners’ health,  we stepped up our efforts to prepare for 2020, in order to make […]

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Haermonics ontvangt investering voor betere zorg na openhartchirurgie

Haermonics, een spin-off van Amsterdam UMC, heeft de effectiviteit en veiligheid bewezen van het spoelen van het hartzakje na een openhartoperatie. Een experimentele opstelling zorgde voor significant minder bloedingsgerelateerde complicaties. BOM Brabant Ventures en GAP Technologies investeren in het bedrijf voor de verdere ontwikkeling van de apparatuur en de disposables. Haermonics blijft samenwerken met Amsterdam […]

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