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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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RabbitQuest launches unique health app: NewU

Building healthy habits is now easier thanks to the innovative idea of two students from the faculty of Human Movement Sciences. Gijs Limborgh and Bart Spangenberg have developed an app that helps to create healthy habits in a fun, easy, and effective way. NewU aims to improve many aspects in the everyday life such as nutrition, sleep, stress reduction, […]

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A story of VU startup Fitsurance

Fitsurance and how they ‘pivot’ during COVID-19, as a VU ‘personal health’ startup All was lost (well, almost) After a great pilot-project in Zeeland, where we measured runners on the beach, to see what a 3-day running event did with runners’ health,  we stepped up our efforts to prepare for 2020, in order to make […]

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Three new companies at Demonstrator Lab

Three new companies at Demonstrator Lab Three groups made the transition from Demonstrator Lab project to company/ stichting: CrowdZ, Cargoplot and Stichting voor Chromotografie thuis. CrowdZ CrowdZ turns data into valuable insights. By gathering and providing real-time data from Bluetooth and WIFI tracking, CrowdZ provides customized solutions to gyms, hospitality, retail and smart building management. […]

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Blieep and Photosynthetic to AVS VU-Campus

Two startups from the Demonstrator Lab moved to the AVS-VU Campus after successfully testing and developing their initial idea into an early-stage startup: Blieep Using a combination of hard- and software and wireless data transfer (NFC) technology, Blieep offers solutions to register a wide range activities which can be analyzed through an app by the […]

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