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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 […]

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Presenting the finalists of the AmSIA 2021

The finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2021 are presented. The jury, led by Gigi Wang, and the public have selected nine finalists for the Innovation Award from all submissions from the Amsterdam knowledge and research institutes. The innovations and new technologies offer innovative solutions for a wide range of social issues. The finalists […]

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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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Start-up Verides wins ING circulair entrepreneurship award

Start-up Verides has won the ING Circulair ondernemenprijs. Verides is developing a device that could revolutionize the recycling industry. Recycling plastic is only possible by using high-quality plastic. But separating top quality plastics from lower quality plastics has proven to be very hard. Verides has now developed a device that solves this problem. The start-up […]

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LUMICKS, Photanol and Optics11 in top 250 scale-ups

VU spin-offs LUMICKS and Optics11 and UvA spin-off Photanol are in the top 250 scale ups in the Netherlands. The Top 250 Scale-ups is made up of the 250 Dutch companies that grew the most in turnover and/or employees during the period 2016 until 2019. LUMICKS, Optics11 and Photanol have grown as companies despite of […]

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VU start-up NextRound secures funding

VU start-up NextRound received funding of the government initiative Sportinnovator. NextRound develops a smart boxing bag that enables gamification of workouts. This makes training more fun and effective. With the funding, NextRound will now work together with the VU and Vechtsportautoriteit to study how the boxing bag can make an impact on the world of […]

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Met de Fitkit ontdek je in 15 minuten hoe jij gezond ouder kunt worden

Doorstart voor veertigplussers, na ‘corona’ Gezond ouder worden willen we allemaal. Hoe we dat doen, verschilt van persoon tot persoon. Wat voor de één werkt, werkt voor de ander niet. Voor veel mensen is het echter niet eenvoudig om te bedenken met welke leefstijl zij het beste gezond ouder worden. De Amsterdamse start-up Fitsurance ontwikkelde […]

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VU alumni tech startup selected by Google’s Black Founder Fund

Recently, Google for Startups announced that startup Lalaland.ai – co-founded by VU Amsterdam alumni International Business Administration Michael Musandu and Ugnius Rimsa – was one of the 30 selected for Google’s Black Founder Fund. Lalaland generates and hyper personalizes fully human body models using Artificial Intelligence. In October 2020, the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund announced a $2 million initiative […]

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VU alumnus startup listed in top 5 startups MT/Sprout

GymStory – co-founded by VU Amsterdam alumnus Business Administration Lars van der Wal – has been named by MT/Sprout in the top 5 startups working hard from the Netherlands to conquer the sports world! GymStory (resident of Amsterdam Venture Studios on VU Campus) makes it easy to keep track of fitness activities and share them with others: a kind of […]

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VU start-up Lalaland.ai starts collaboration with Wehkamp

VU alumni International Business Administration Michael Musandu and Ugnius Rimsa founded Lalaland in 2019. The start-up generates and hyper personalizes full human body models from head to toe by using AI. As a result, models are available in different ethnicities, sizes and ages, allowing customers to always recognize themselves in the clothing of their choice. […]

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