Amsterdam Venture Studios @ VU Campus is a community workspace for start-ups located in the heart of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and provides easy access to its research facilities and state of the art laboratories.
The close proximity of academic research and education, a university medical center, and a highly international orientated business community offer unique opportunities for innovation.
Support at VU Campus comprises entrepreneurship education, courses, and facilities such as mentor pools and efforts linking students to the AVS startups.
The Amsterdam Venture Studios @ VU Campus already host a variety of science and medicine oriented startups.
Optics11 is one of the startups. Nick Rijnvield, CEO of Optics11 shares his experience:
“The technology, originally developed at VU Amsterdam, was very powerful but the application was not yet clear. VU University provided affordable accommodation and the creative, stimulating and flexible environment that a start-up needs.”
The campus of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an easily accessible metropolitan hotspot located at the Zuidas business area, in the immediate vicinity of Schiphol Airport.
Lumicks is a spin-off from VU Amsterdam and successful example of a former start-up at AVS VU Campus. Lumicks markets the world’s first instrument for filming and measuring life at a molecular level.
Olivier Heyning CEO: “We developed our product quickly, helped by the university which supported us with engineering, manufacturing and IP matters. Together with a young team of creative minds we were able to build the company and bring the product to market”.
Amsterdam Venture Studios @ VU Campus is a place for start-ups who are registered as a Private Company. Researchers and students who have innovative ideas but do not have a Private Company yet, can join Demonstrator Lab of Amsterdam; a facility for students and researchers where ideas are transformed into tangible customer added value. Demonstrator Lab is located at the Vrije Universiteit as well. A prime example is Strike-f(x), an intelligent boxing bag for immediate, accurate, and reliable monitoring of impact force.
Amsterdam Venture Studios @ VU Campus
De Boelelaan 1085
Maths and Physics Building – P2 corridor – 2nd floor
+31 (0)20 598 9905
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