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Nieuw platform voor samenwerking op gebied van duurzaamheid

Donderdag 16 mei 2019 is de officiële opening van het Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), een samenwerkingsplatform op het gebied van duurzaamheid en de Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Het ASI wil de bestaande duurzaamheidsexpertise op de VU bij elkaar brengen en naar een hoger niveau tillen. Urgente vraagstukken van nu, […]

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Inspire your students with Amsterdam entrepreneurship cases

Tuesday 23 April two new entrepreneurship teaching cases have been launched: The Next Web and Radically Open. By involving examples about inspiring Amsterdam entrepreneurs in education, students get inspiring examples from their immediate environment. The cases can be used at any level, but are especially suitable for late Bachelor and Master level entrepreneurship courses at […]

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New start-up Fitsurance wants to improve sustainable employability and quality of life of employees

Fitsurance, the latest start-up from Demonstrator Lab, wants to improve the quality of life of employees. They focus on sustainable employability, increasing work productivity and general well-being of employees. They aim to reduce sick-leaves and absenteeism among the workforce of any employer. This implies a radical shift from the current thinking of a curative way […]

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Amsterdam UMC’s newest medical devices startup, HaemoPulse

A new spin-off of Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, HaemoPulse, started in the first months of 2019. HaemoPulse will develop non-invasive optical technology for continuous real-time monitoring of blood hematocrit. Being able to measure hematocrit in such a manner opens a wide range of clinical applications, such as tracking of fluid balance in critically ill patients […]

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Industry Alliance Office triggers Rodin Therapeutics to launch Clinical Trials in the Netherlands

Rodin Therapeutics and Amsterdam Neuroscience of Amsterdam UMC announced the launch of two clinical trials; the first which has started meanwhile will assess the performance of a new PET ligand that can measure synaptic density in the living brain; the outcome of this first trial should provide insights to guide Rodin’s upcoming Phase 1b trial […]

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Behandeling hoogtevrees mogelijk zonder therapeut dankzij virtual reality

This news item is only available in Dutch. Een volledig zelfgestuurde behandeling met behulp van virtual reality (VR) is effectief voor het verminderen van hoogtevrees. Onderzoekers van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) en Universiteit Twente, onder leiding van VU-onderzoeker Tara Donker, ontwikkelden ZeroPhobia. Een behandeling die wordt geleverd via een smartphone app en een eenvoudige […]

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New public-private AI research lab for medical image analysis

UvA professors Cees Snoek and Marcel Worring are starting a new public-private research lab together with researchers from the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence Ltd. from the United Arab Emirates led by Professor Ling Shao. Within the new AIM lab, the researchers will focus on using artificial intelligence for medical image analysis. The lab will […]

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Entrepreneurship for Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science

New elective : Entrepreneurship for Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science In recent years, academic entrepreneurship education has shifted from the exclusive domains of business administration and economics to many other domains as well. In April/May 2019, entrepreneurship is taught for the first time to students of the master Computer Science (joint degree of the Vrije […]

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VU onderzoeker ontvangt €50.000 voor ontwikkelen vriendschapscursus voor eenzame ouderen

VU onderzoeker Tamara Bouwman heeft donderdag 7 maart na een intensieve publiekscampagne voor de Medische Inspirator Prijs de tweede prijs van €50.000 ontvangen voor haar project ‘De online Vriendschapscursus’. Met de prijs gaat Bouwman in samenwerking met cliëntvertegenwoordiger Liesbeth Gaasbeek van de Gouden Dagen de online vriendschapscursus verder ontwikkelen. Uiteindelijk hopen ze de cursus daarmee […]

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IXA next Networking event on March 5

“Grab a boat into your future” with this title IXA, students entrepreneurship association LEAD and Westpoort association, invited students to a network boat tour. Aim of the event was to connect students to entrepreneurs, active in the Amsterdam harbor area Westpoort. A group of around 15 entrepreneurs, members of the Westpoort association and thirty students […]

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