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MIT Feasibility subsidy for VU start-up PreActive to adopt AI in Welness app

VU start-up, PreActive, has been awarded the MIT Feasibility Study subsidy of € 20k from Provincie Noord-Holland! With this subsidy funding PreActive will explore the utility and feasibility of incorporating Artificial Intelligence within the PreActive wellness app to help improve & personalise the user experience. Feasibility study of the Wellness app The PreActive Wellness app […]

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TIME named Toby Kiers as one of the 100 emerging leaders of 2022

Evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers is named to the 2022 TIME100 Next List. TIME100 Next highlights 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and activism, and more.

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Demonstrator Grant for development of novel chemical probe

Prof. Sander Woutersen of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (UvA) has been awarded a Demonstrator Grant of 160,000 euros by the Dutch Research Council NWO (Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences). Together with his colleague and Veni-fellow Dr Giulia Giubertoni he will be developing a structure- and size-sensitive chemical probe. In their project […]

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Loads of new ventures and inspiration: five years of IXAnext program

On 14 April we concluded the valorisation program IXAnext: talent for innovation with a festive gathering. This event – kicked off by Jan Lintsen, member of the Executive Board of the UvA – celebrated the successes and results of this program from several angles. In its five-year existence, the valorisation program has proven to be […]

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Jan Lintsen officially opened DemoLab @Science Park

Jan Lintsen, member of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam, opened the second location of the successful university incubator Demonstrator Lab Amsterdam. Demonstrator Lab Science Park offers employees and students the opportunity to become acquainted with entrepreneurship and product development in a hands-on and innovation-oriented environment. The opening of Demonstrator Lab Science Park […]

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Opening location @Science Park

The successful university incubator Demonstrator Lab Amsterdam opens a second location on 28 March 2022 at Amsterdam Science Park. Thanks to the huge success at the VU location and the enormous need for such a living lab, the incubator is expanding with a location in the UvA FNWI building. At both locations, researchers and students […]

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Demonstrator Lab @Science Park welcomes first projects

The successful university incubator Demonstrator Lab Amsterdam will also soon open its doors at the Amsterdam Science Park in building 904. Thanks to the huge success at the VU location and the enormous need for such a living lab, the incubator is expanding with a location in the UvA FNWI building. At both locations, researchers […]

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Toby Kiers wint NWO Stairway to Impact Award

Evolutionair bioloog Toby Kiers en oprichter van SPUN is een van de drie winnaars van de Stairway to Impact Award van NWO. Elke winnaar ontvangt 50.000 euro, bedoeld om te gebruiken voor verdere stappen richting impact en kennisbenutting. De drie winnende onderzoekers hebben volgens NWO ‘effectieve stappen gezet om met hun wetenschappelijke resultaten maatschappelijke impact […]

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New director Demonstrator Lab @Zuidas: Linda van de Burgwal

‘Valuable knowledge must find its way into society’ Having had many years of hands-on experience with connecting science and entrepreneurship, she achieved great results. Starting 1 January, Linda van de Burgwal will stimulate valorisation and entrepreneurship in her new role as director of the Demonstrator Lab, @location Zuidas. Linda van de Burgwal is currently working […]

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ChloroSpec, the newest spin-off of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The project ChloroSpec, initiated by Alfred Holzwarth and Roberta Croce, establishes as BV. Lead by Peter Kievit (serial entrepreneur), ChloroSpec is a developer of plant health and stress analysis systems. ChloroSpec has developed a new technology that should become the gold standard in chlorophyll fluorescence monitoring of plants and algae, and analyzes how plants respond […]

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