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425K investment for VU startup Cargoplot

Cargoplot recently raised 425K funding by several angels and ASIF Ventures, a startup fund run for, and by, VU, UvA and HvA students. Cargoplot is an online platform for e-commerce importers and freight forwarder, that aims to speed up the process of finding the best freight forwarder on specific routes for different types of cargo. […]

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Students of UvA receive €100,000 for sign language project

Master students of the UvA and University of Oslo received €100,000 for the DITA project to bridge the communication gap between users of sign language and society. The DITA project, located in Demonstrator Lab, was awarded the STUD-ENT grant from the Research Council of Norway last April. There is a communication gap between users of […]

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Start-up Cupplement receives investment in TV program Dragons Den

Is it possible to create a cup of coffee that’s healthy and tasty? At the entrepreneurship laboratory Demonstrator Lab at the Vrije Universiteit, Florian Fermin (27) and Stefan Wateler (26) developed Cuppelement, a Fairtrade biodegradable coffee capsule with added superfoods and vitamins. During the Dutch TV program Dragons Den, the entrepreneurs successfully persuaded the dragons […]

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Demonstrator Lab join the European Business Angels Network

Demonstrator Lab is now officially part of EBAN (European Business Angels Network). EBAN is Europe’s leading early-stage investor network and is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community gathering over 150 member organizations in more than 50 countries today. EBAN connects and supports business angels, early stage investors, entrepreneurs and corporates throughout the […]

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Liion Power is now a BV

Liion Power is now a BV! Liion power, founded Jardo Stammeshaus and Tobias Slieker, is designing a smart battery optimizer to charge your electronics in a controlled and technically optimized way. Their mission is to make our future more sustainable, by improving the performance and longevity of lithium-ion batteries by charging them in a smart […]

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VU start-up Niluk concerned about mental health of young adults

In March VU start-up Niluk joined the prestigious hackathon UpdateDeutschland, a German ‘laboratory for the future’, opened by Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel. In a 48-hour sprint, participants developed creative solutions to the nation’s most pressing challenges together with partners from all federal levels and actors from business, science and civil society. The team of Niluk joined the […]

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Scientists at VU Amsterdam launch spin-off Incircular

Incircular BV was founded by three (bio)chemists at VU Amsterdam who have developed a novel technology for stabilizing proteins: INCYPRO. In their recently launched spin-off, Saskia Neubacher, Sven Hennig and Tom Grossmann will use this technology to stabilize proteins for applications in drug development, diagnostic testing, and biocatalysis. INCYPRO-stabilized proteins Proteins are a class of […]

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Rewarded Take-off grants for Proof of Concept study

Various projects within the Amsterdam knowledge institutions have received funding through a Take-off program from NWO. With this funding, they can further investigate the market opportunities for their products through a feasibility study. VROOM: A virtual 3D room to accelerate tactical sports training Hoofdaanvrager: Dr. D.L. Mann, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De ontwikkeling van atleten in teamsporten kunnen […]

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Physicist Davide Iannuzzi awarded ERC PoC grant for project involving cervical cancer screening device

Davide Iannuzzi, a physicist at VU Amsterdam, has been awarded a Proof of Concept grant by the European Research Council (ERC), for the DIADELPH project. He plans to use this €150,000 research grant to explore ways of commercializing a new, non-invasive gynaecological device that can improve population screening for cervical cancer by excluding cancer before […]

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Slimme bokszak wint Dutch Sports Innovation Award 2020

VU startup Sports-f(x) is uitgeroepen tot winnaar van de 12e Dutch Sports Innovation Award 2020. Oprichter Nilas van Woersem ontving de prijs uit handen van jurylid Jan Hoefnagels voor de NextRound Boxing Bag, een slimme bokszak die direct feedback geeft. De Dutch Sports Innovation Award is de stimuleringsprijs voor een innovatief en kansrijk product of […]

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