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The Spring ’21 Incubation Program of ACE kicked off!

ACE presents the 14 innovative startups part of the Spring ’21 edition of their incubation program. In total, they have received over 170 applications, of which 35 startups were invited to pitch in front of team ACE and their mentors. On Monday May 3, the first session of their 10-week program took place online. Amsterdam […]

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TKI-PPP grants awarded to Amsterdam UMC researchers

Seventeen researchers of Amsterdam UMC have been awarded a TKI-PPP grant between € 300.000 and € 750.000 to perform a research project in collaboration with an industrial party. The funding is provided by the NL government (Ministry of Economic Affairs) through the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) and the Topconsortium voor Kennis en Innovatie Life […]

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Get to know VU Amsterdam Startup Digi.Bio

Gold Award Winner at Academic Startup Competition and participant in the Digital Mission West Coast USA. Digi.Bio works at the intersection of biology, computation and engineering to develop faster and smarter automation tools that accelerate life science discoveries. MT/Sprout made an interesting video portrait of the award-winning startup. According to co-founder Sabrina Zaini, the VU […]

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VU spin-off Lumicks raises $93 million for further development of next generation instruments

With an investment of 78 million euros, the Amsterdam-based medical high-tech company LUMICKS is taking a big step forward in the further development of the next generation of instruments for biological research and drug development. The company started in 2014 in the basement of VU Amsterdam. The company now almost has one hundred and fifty […]

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Milestone: AMC spin-off Nico-lab closed AU$13 million

AMC spin-off Nico-lab raises AU$13 million in a Pre-IPO round. The scale-up developed StrokeViewer, a decision support tool that helps physicians to give stroke patients the right treatment in time.

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AMC spin-off SuperSeton prepares for US market

SuperSeton had its best quarter ever despite COVID-19. The spin-off developed a tool to close setons for Fistula treatment without a knot, preventing irritation and discomfort for patients. SuperSeton is distributed in Europe and beyond. Because of its success, the spin-off prepares to expand their reach and launch in the US.

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Azafaros enters clinical stage with AZ-3102, an oral small molecule being developed for rare neurogenetic disorders

Azafaros B.V., an Amsterdam UMC spin-off, announced today that the first cohort of healthy subjects has been dosed in a two-part Phase 1 clinical study with clinical candidate AZ-3102, a first-in-class small molecule compound being developed for the treatment of rare neurogenetic disorders. This double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 1 study is evaluating the safety and tolerability […]

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Optics11 and Optics11 Life secure funding to accelerate growth

Optics11 and Optics11 Life have secured funding from Rabobank. The funding will be used to strongly accelerate growth across global markets, to further build the team for the future and to strategically expand the high-tech product portfolios of both business units. “This is the right moment to pick up the pace. Rabobank’s funding helps us […]

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Millions for AI knowledge and investment consortium

A knowledge and investment consortium made up of a large group of Dutch universities and a venture capitalist has been awarded an €8 million grant to accelerate the application and marketing of innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The TTT.AI consortium will focus on transferring knowledge generated by AI research and providing early-stage funding […]

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VU PHD’s dive into the world of entrepreneurship

The first VU Explore PhD Program was successfully completed on Friday February 26, 2021. Over the course of this 3-day program, initiated by Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and executed by Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE), 26 highly motivated PhDs at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam got the opportunity to learn about the basics of […]

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