Frans Feldberg is one of the founders of the Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics research institute, which valorises knowledge in the field of big data, data science and business analytics. Data Science Alkmaar also emerged from this initiative: a knowledge and innovation center in which the local government, regional business community and science work closely together.
“In valorization, it is very important to think carefully about the exchange of values between the organizations you work with and the team of scientists. There is often a tension between the period in which science yields results, which usually involves more years, and the short period in which companies expect results, driven by their business case. That is why you as a scientist must properly define what your value is in the short, medium and long term.
For example, a company that invests in a PhD student does not want to see the result of the collaboration until after four years. We therefore, for example, organize knowledge transfer sessions during the process that are of interest to both parties. The partner receives the latest scientific insights, while we benefit from his practical experience and reflection on our research. What the value exchange in valorisation projects looks like is different in every situation. Fortunately, IXA offers tailor-made support for contract formation. “
Iwan Dobbe is bringing the benefits of modern 3D image analysis and printing technology to the clinic. As a researcher at the Biomedical Engineering and Physics department at AMC he devised a method for the design and production of a patient-specific plate for the alignment of bone segments. It requires a single CT scan, preoperative […]
About three years ago orthopaedic surgeon Olivier Temmerman approached the Physics and Medical Technology (FMT) department of VUmc. He had an idea to improve the surgical chisel for removing old cementing layers during hip prosthesis revisions. It was ‘a real pearl’ according to Micha Paalman, head of the development group at FMT. “Olivier had worked […]
For the humanities, collaborating with ICT companies is truly fascinating and rewarding.