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, and can even help with quitting smoking. The NewU app focuses on habit-formation to stimulate (intrinsic) motivation. VU students and employees can use the app for free, sign up here!
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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 […]News
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 […]News
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 […]News