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MIT subsidy for analysis of smart system for exercise motivation

Fitsurance was awarded RVO MIT feasibility subsidy from Provincie Noord Holland. With this subsidy Fitsurance will investigate the feasibility of a Reinforcement Learning system that analyzes the best method to motivate someone to exercise more. The software is intended for patients with a metabolic disease and for healthy people to prevent metabolic diseases. The feasibility […]

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Demonstrator Lab launch ASP

Following the tremendous success of the Demonstrator Lab at the VU campus, the Amsterdam knowledge institutes have decided to launch a new location at Amsterdam Science Park. The new location will be situated in the heart of the UvA Faculty of Science’s laboratories, on the ground floor of building D. The reconstruction of the lab […]

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VU spin-off Incircular receives support from Noord-Holland Innovation Fund

VU spin-off Incircular received a €300,000 convertible loan from Noord-Holland Innovation Fund. With the loan, Incircular will further develop its INCYPRO technology to stabilize proteins for applications in research and drug discovery.  Proteins perform a plethora of essential tasks with unparalleled efficiency and specificity within every organism. It is these properties that have driven scientists […]

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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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