Click through to our stories and be inspired by these examples of research generating impact through valorisation.

Towards an effective HIV vaccine by Rogier Sanders and Godelieve de Bree (Amsterdam UMC)

There is not yet a vaccine against the second deadliest infection in the world after tuberculosis: HIV. Rogier Sanders and Godelieve de Bree of the Amsterdam UMC are optimistic about the possibility of developing one now. It’s for the first time that a vaccine is being developed in one hospital (Amsterdam UMC) from the design […]

Laura Rupp helps +100,000 students with their English (VU Amsterdam)

A huge range of people need to be able to speak English in today’s globalised world. VU researcher Laura Rupp developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), followed by more than 100,000 learners worldwide, teaching people how to understand the wide variety of accents in English and to speak more understandably themselves. She has also […]

Putting your research results to work in clinical practice

Cancer Center Amsterdam has a dedicated IXA alliance office to assist oncology researchers in creating value from their expertise and discoveries

The impact journey of HvA spin-off Hipper Therapeutics

In this video, HvA researchers Ben Kröse and Margriet Pol share how their practice-based research project led to the rehabilitation support product Hipper and the establishment of the first HvA spin-off Hipper Therapeutics BV Theme’s in this video Development and Impact practice-based research | product development | exploitation plan | impact | knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship | […]

Entrepreneurial journey of Imran Avci (VU Amsterdam)

It was love at first sight: Imran and photonics. After doing lots of research, participating in the Demonstrator Lab with various projects, experiencing the Amsterdam Science Innovation Awards and receiving the Physics2Market grant, Imran is now the founder of the start-up Rapid Photonics. At IXA, we were curious to find out about her entrepreneurial journey.

Entrepreneurship journey of VU spin-off Optics11

Talking on Dutch television about Optics11 and the collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Defence, raising €5 million in funding for superior life science instruments and selling products worldwide: Vrije Universiteit spin-off Optics11 is scaling up. At IXA, we were curious to find out about their journey.

Impact story of Melvyn Roerdink (VU Amsterdam)

How to make impact with your research and what does it take to go from an idea to a product or service. Melvyn Roerdink is Associate Professor Technology in Motion at the Department of Human Movement Sciences (FGB) at VU and tells about the augmented reality queuing application, Holocue, he developed for people with Parkinson’s. […]

Story of Sue Gibbs (ACTA / Amsterdam UMC)

How to make an impact with your research and what does it take to go from idea to product or service. Watch the video of Sue Gibbs, regenerative medicine ACTA / Amsterdam UMC. She explains how her research contributed in making a lasting impact.

Story of Maaike van Rest (VU Amsterdam)

How to make an impact with your research and what does it take to go from idea to product or service. Watch the video of Maaike van Rest. Maaike explains what has helped her to bring an idea to the market in the shape of a product.

Patenting: steps to bring innovation to the clinic

To make innovations in health care quickly accessible for patients, it is vital to assign value and significance to inventions (=valorization). One way to valorize is to protect the novel intellectual property by a patent. The patent underlines the importance of the finding and grants value, which is necessary for clinical development and implementation. Have […]