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Innovation Awards uitgereikt

Amsterdamse Science & Innovation Awards 2021 voor digitale urineweegschaal, nanofolie en dyslexiespel voor kinderen  In NEMO Amsterdam zijn voor de 15e keer de jaarlijkse Innovation Awards uitgereikt. De innovatieprijzen zijn een initiatief van de Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA). IXA bekroont met de Awards vernieuwende ideeën om de samenleving te verbeteren van jonge wetenschappers, allemaal verbonden […]


Humanities Lab moves to Oudemanshuis Poort

On October 14 the opening of the Humanities Lab took place at its new location in the Oudemanhuispoort. The place has undergone a true metamorphosis under the inspiring leadership of Jonneke Bekkenkamp and her team Jenaida Zijdemans, Emma Post and Robert Meijer. The location offers place and guidance to students, employees, researchers and alumni of […]


ChloroSpec, the newest spin-off of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The project ChloroSpec, initiated by Alfred Holzwarth and Roberta Croce, establishes as BV. Lead by Peter Kievit (serial entrepreneur), ChloroSpec is a developer of plant health and stress analysis systems. ChloroSpec has developed a new technology that should become the gold standard in chlorophyll fluorescence monitoring of plants and algae, and analyzes how plants respond […]


Dr. Alexander Kostenko’s tips for creating a start-up

What are the first steps when beginning a start-up? IXA sat down with postdoctoral researcher and entrepreneur Alexander Kostenko to obtain advice for starting academic entrepreneurs. Starting a company is “really hard,” explains Alexander Kostenko with a smile. Alexander found his start-up Photosynthetic in 2019 so he could build high-end 3D printers that make micron-sized objects […]


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