At Demonstrator Lab, two locations: @Zuidas and @Science Park, researchers and students from the HvA, UvA, VU and Amsterdam UMC can go to develop and test their research-based idea for a product or service. In the past five years, more than 100 projects were launched, from which 21 start-ups have emerged. Jardo Stammeshaus (co-founder of startup Liion Power and most innovative student of the Netherlands 2021) experienced as the most important thing you need as an entrepreneurial student or employee with an idea is the space and facilities to be able to ‘start’. And that’s what Demonstrator Lab offers: technical facilities, support in making a prototype and coaching. In doing so, Demonstrator Lab reduced the step to entrepreneurship for Jardo Stammeshaus.
In valorisation, it is very important to think carefully about the exchange of values between the organizations you work with and the team of scientists
How do you create a team and find financial support when you launch a start-up? IXA talked to postdoctoral researcher and entrepreneur Alexander Kostenko. When Alexander launched his start-up Photosynthetic in 2019 to build a new kind of 3D printer, he didn’t have a team yet, nor financial resources. Now, he has found a team […]
What are the first steps when beginning a start-up? IXA sat down with postdoctoral researcher and entrepreneur Alexander Kostenko to obtain advice for starting academic entrepreneurs. Starting a company is “really hard,” explains Alexander Kostenko with a smile. Alexander found his start-up Photosynthetic in 2019 so he could build high-end 3D printers that make micron-sized objects […]