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Demonstrator Lab successful in NWO valorisation Take off grants

Several Demonstrator Lab projects have received an award for a feasibility study or early phase trajectory within the NWO TTW Take-off program. D-Lab helps enterprising students and researchers to turn their ideas into tangible products and services. The Meta-grip, a tool for climbers, and Fitsurance, with tailor-made lifestyle advice on physical exercise and nutrition, are […]

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AML patients receive cancer drug DCP-001

DCprime (spin-off VUmc) announces first patient dosed in phase 2 ADVANCE-II study with DCP-001 in patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. This administration marks the official start of the phase 2 study in the ADVANCE-II study. A total of 20 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare form of leukemia, participate in this study. A […]

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Guide to probiotics wins James Lind Award 2018

VU-microbioloog Remco Kort in ontvangst genomen tijdens het symposium ‘Gezondheidswinst met vitamines en mineralen’ in Maarssen. De ‘Gids voor probiotica ter preventie van antibiotica-gerelateerde diarree’ van TNO en ARTIS-Micropia wint de award in de categorie ‘toepassing’. De wetenschapsprijs is vrijdag 23 november door Voorzitter van de jury, Renger Witkamp, hoogleraar voeding en farmacologie aan Wageningen […]

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SAM Application fights loneliness, selected for the Startup in Residence Programme Amsterdam

Meaningful social contact is the slogan of SAM Application. Elena Köstler and her team are developing a mobile app to combat loneliness among young adults (18-35). They want to bring people together offline via an online platform. “34 million people are socially isolated in the EU. Today, it is more likely to become lonely between […]

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Demonstrator Lab project GlucoEasy wins NWO Open Mind funding of € 50,000

GlucoEasy has won the NWO Open Mind funding of € 50,000. The Open Mind grants are awarded by NWO to technologies with a surprisingly societal application. Measure glucose, but comfortably Diabetics should no longer have to measure their glucose levels by pricking blood. It can perhaps be a lot more comfortable, for example by measuring […]

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PPS projects granted within Amsterdam UMC

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 […]

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Elsevier Artificial Intelligence Lab opens in Amsterdam

In an exciting joining of forces between science and business, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) and information analytics business Elsevier announce the opening of the Elsevier AI Lab. The lab, situated on ICAI’s grounds in the Science Park in Amsterdam, will help further establish the Amsterdam region as a Data Science and Artificial […]

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Challenge for Master and PhD students to explore entrepreneurship based on a CERN ICT technology

On October 25 and 26 ACE, Nikhef, IXA and CERN-BIC organized the first challenge for master and PhD students to develop their own business concept in a two day session at Start-up Village. On the first day experts from CERN and experienced entrepreneurs from Amsterdam Start-ups showed the participants how to start their own innovative […]

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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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