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VU professor Davide Iannuzzi wins NWO Physics Valorisation Prize 2018

The tenth NWO Physics Valorisation Prize will go to Prof. Davide Iannuzzi, professor of Experimental Physics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). He has won the prize “on account of the valorisation of this own research and the attention he gives to facilitating valorisation by others”. The award ceremony will take place on 22 January 2019 […]

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EU-rapport: HvA is voorbeeld in ondernemerschaps-onderwijs

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 […]

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Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants

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. […]

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Grootste Nederlandse onderwijsvernieuwers bundelen krachten

Prowise B.V. maakt bekend dat het Oefenweb, aanbieder van adaptieve onderwijssoftware, overneemt. Met de bundeling van educatieve hard- en software-expertise versterkt Prowise haar producten en diensten voor alle scholen in het basis- en voortgezet onderwijs wereldwijd. Prowise-oprichters Erik Neeskens en Michael Ahrens zijn blij met de aanwas van het deskundig Oefenwebteam en het reeds bewezen […]

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Pacmed wins Digital Impact Award 2018

De Digital Impact Award 2018 is gewonnen door Pacmed met Machine learning op de intensive care. De award wordt jaarlijks uitgereikt door Nederland ICT en ECP | Platform voor de informatiesamenleving aan een ICT-project of product met impact op de samenleving en de digitale economie. Machine learning op de Intensive Care Op de intensive care […]

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EMA is not yet established in Amsterdam or pharma companies are already in line to come to Amsterdam

The first effects of the arrival of the European Medicines Agency EMA are already being felt. The EMA effect is also good news for scientific research. Director Bart Klijsen of IXA VU-VUmc says, “In order to bring research to society, cooperation and participation with companies is indispensable. This requires a mature ecosystem. That is why […]

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Scale up Photanol BV to build demonstration plant at AkzoNobel site in Delfzijl

Photanol BV has closed a substantial new financing round to demonstrate its industrial capabilities to produce chemicals from CO2 and sunlight. Photanol BV is a spin-off company established in 2008 by UvA Ventures Holding in collaboration with the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the UvA’s Faculty of Science. Photanol uses modified cyanobacteria to produce […]

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Nico.lab to Australian stock exchange and North America

The Dutch healthtech company Nico.lab prepares for an IPO in Australia after the company has previously collected 3 million euros from Australian investors. In addition, Nico.lab will enter the US market. Nico.lab is the result of a collaboration between Amsterdam UMC and health tech venture builder NLC. With years of intensive clinical research in the […]

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Azafaros secures seed investment from BioGeneration Ventures

Azafaros, a biotech company established in Leiden in the Netherlands, focusing on the development of new therapies in the field of rare metabolic disorders, announced the closing of a seed financing round. BioGeneration Ventures (BGV) is the founding investor. Rare metabolic disorders such as lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) represent a broad class of severe and […]

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LUMICKS and AstraZeneca form the first ever Center of Excellence for Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis to Accelerated Drug Discovery at Cambridge University

Scientists are now able to view live molecular interactions as they would occur in the body, thanks to a unique partnership between AstraZeneca, LUMICKS and the University of Cambridge. The world’s first centre for dynamic single-molecule analysis has been established at the university’s Department of Biochemistry on Tennis Court Road to help accelerate drug discovery. […]

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