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LUMICKS and Leucid Bio enter into a strategic collaboration

LUMICKS, a spin-off of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is pleased to announce a collaboration agreement with clinical-stage biotech company Leucid Bio, which seeks to utilize LUMICKS’ z-Movi® Cell Avidity Analyzer (z-Movi) to accelerate entry of immunotherapeutic candidates into clinical trials. The goal of the partnership is to evaluate the efficacy of Leucid Bio’s next-generation chimeric antigen […]

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AVS start-ups continue to develop despite COVID-19

Start-ups and spin-offs affiliated to the Amsterdam Venture Studios establish new partnerships, keep developing and adjusting their innovative products and continue to take the stage in events, despite the disruptive changes the COVID-19 pandemic made in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Partnerships Establishing new partnerships is important for start-ups. Through partnerships, start-ups can develop their market strategy […]

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VU start-up Triply working together with Dutch Ministry of Finance

The Dutch government’s yearly national budget, the Miljoenennota, initiates a budget implementation cycle. This consists of various phases; spending, adjusting, auditing and reporting. During this cycle, the Dutch Ministry of Finance collects a multitude of reports and other information resources, originating from various government sources. The Ministry used to manually copy the data and use […]

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Finnish company impressed by AI technology of AVS start-up Findest

Amsterdam Venture Studio’s startup Findest scouts technologies by using IGOR^AI. A Finnish electricity grid operator Fingrid Oyj used IGOR^AI to find out how they could increase the transmission capacity or eliminate bottlenecks. In Fingrid magazine the company shared their experience, arguing that “[IGOR^AI] is one of the first applications to really demonstrate how artificial intelligence […]

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VU Startups Digi.bio and NextRound competing to become ‘Best academic start-up in the Netherlands’

Digi.bio and NextRound are selected to compete with 18 other startups by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI) and Techleap to compete in the finals of the second edition of the Academic Startup Competition. The 20 startups were nominated from no fewer than an astounding […]

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Welcome drink Humanities Lab

Bij het Humanities Lab geloven we in kruisbestuiving, en daarom organiseren wij maandelijks een borrel om alle leden van onze community met elkaar in contact te brengen. Op die manier creëren we een omgeving waarin mensen elkaar kunnen helpen waardoor hun ondernemingen verder kunnen ontwikkelen. Afgelopen donderdag 17 september was weer onze eerste borrel van […]

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AUAS students in the race for winning a women entrepreneurs award

Alumni of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) Rosanne Verbeek and Desi Bootsman have been nominated for the Bep van de Velden Award for young female entrepreneurs. With their innovative startups they have a chance to win the award together with seven others. The award is an amount of 5000 euros to invest in […]

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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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Start Up ‘NederlandBedankt’ verwent zorgverleners

Dankzij het aanstekelijke enthousiasme van twee startende ondernemers bij Humanities Lab is er in een paar weken tijd een landelijk initiatief ontstaan om mensen uit de samenleving te bedanken voor de zorg die zij leveren tijdens de Corona periode. Een club van circa dertig professionals levert diensten aan deze non-profit start up. Aan de basis […]

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Demonstrator Lab: news and updates

Demonstrator Lab is an entrepreneurship laboratory, a learning-by-doing environment where students and staff of HvA, UvA, VU and Amsterdam UMC have the opportunity to test and transform ideas into tangible products or services. Demonstrator Lab is located at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is part of the IXAnext valorization program. For those who have successfully started […]

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