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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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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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Veridis Instruments receives subsidy for further research into the analysis of recycled plastics

Veridis Instruments received a subsidy of € 70.000 euro through the TopSector Energy Industry (TSE Industry) for further research into the analysis of recycled plastics. The research consists of an advancement in the fundamental physics of their plastic analysis method, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and an economic viability study. This research is crucial for Veridis […]

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Cupplement launches vitamin coffee

Cupplement is a Nespresso®️-compatible coffee capsule, which besides coffee also contains superfoods and vitamins. The supplements in the coffee provide a healthy energy boost. Not for an hour like a normal cup of coffee, but all day long. This is due to the combination of essential vitamins and superfoods, including the coffee.

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Fitsurance is selected for the Health Impact Accelerator!

The Health Impact Accelerator is the Business support scheme of Health ~ Holland from the Life Sciences & Health topsector (TKI:LSH) of The Netherlands. The program was launched in 2019 and this year is the second edition. The Health Impact Accelerator (HIA) prepares participants to become social entrepreneurs, during the HIA the participants are introduced […]

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Liion Power joins the ACE incubation program!

Liion Power is a new startup project in the Demonstrator Lab. They focus on the design of a smart external Lithium-ion battery charge optimizer to increase the longevity and performance of any Li-ion battery. They recently pitched their product and business plan and were selected to join the ACE incubation program! This will give Jardo and Tobias the right support and connections to turn Liion Power into a successful company.

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