Projects in Demonstrator Lab

Since 2017, many students and researchers have successfully used Demonstrator Lab to develop their ideas to maturity. This has led to the establishment of new companies offering new products and services. We present you an overview of the current participating projects below.


Attention Architects

“Eye-opening insights” Consumers make about 95% of their decisions without conscious awareness. Attention Architects objectively maps out their behavior by using biometrics such as eye tracking, skin conductance, and brain activity. In this way we tap into the non-conscious processes that truly underlie human behavior. In addition we run large N (e.g. 1000) online psychological experiments and cleverly designed questionnaires. With […]


Offers custom solutions using a combination of hard- and software with wireless data transfer (NFC) technology. This combination allows both big and small companies alike to have better and faster insight in internal processes. With our custom designed terminals we can register activities which then can be analysed through an app. Some examples would be: […]

Blockchain Train

Blockchain for a safe and maintainable train traffic management We envision a future Blockchain-enabled railway management system, where all assets on the rail are “smart”, able to communicate and take decisions by themselves. We are building an H0 scale miniature landscape that mimics a real railway setting. All the assets in this model (locomotives, train […]


CLImatic Manipulation of ECosystem Samples Due to climate change, the world as we knowtoday is rapidly changing. Temperatures are rising, and both rain events and periods of drought become more frequent, intense and longer lasting. These changes are affecting ecosystems and the services they provide (e.g. food production, water storage, nutrient cycling) in unknown ways. […]

Dry Eyes

A breakthrough method for non-invasive analysis of dry eye disease A significant number of individuals are affected moderately to severely by dry eyes. Consequences are discomfort, pain, limited vision and reduction of the quality of life. Despite this, no effective diagnostic technique is available. Our team of four physicists and an ophthalmologist is working on […]

Eddy Lite

Economical and easy use of eddy current based testing of carbon fiber composite and metals Eddy Lite provides economical and easy use of eddy current techniques to test materials and structures exploiting novel developments in integrated sensors and robotic scanning. The focus is on Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) used in strong lightweight structures found in […]


Make new. Be EERF. The EERF Project aims to demonstrate that plastic is a fantastic and very durable product and should not be wasted. We are setting up small-scale plastic recycling stations, aiming to make recycling of throw-away plastic and packaging easier by decentralising the process.  Currently running a pilot at the VU.


Are you an employer who is interested in sustainable employability and decreasing absenteeism? Then Fitsurance offers the solution your company needs. We are specialized in increasing sustainable employability and reducing sick-leaves. We quantify your employees’ current physical, psychological and social health state via quarterly ‘health’ assessments and give consult accordingly. The regular health check-ups enables […]

Gluco Easy

Non-invasive, continuous glucose monitoring Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. The first step in patient care is to regularly monitor glucose. The conventional approach requires blood samples and is therefore invasive and uncomfortable for patients. GlucoEasy aims to demonstrate an innovation in non-invasive glucose detection. Our long term vision is to develop smart wearables for […]

Hybrid Forms

Crossing borders between art, science and technology The Hybrid Forms Lab is a horizontal research platform with a collaborative effort of scientists and artists/designers to explore environmental science, automation, living systems and biophysics. These disciplines are incorporated in the curricula of the students from the collaborative institutions. The HF lab is coordinated by Ivan Henriques […]