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Startup Digi.bio one of the Top 10 most groundbreaking academic startups in NL

The ten winners of the prestigious Academic Startup Competition 2020 can use the title ‘Best Academic Startup of 2020’ for the coming year. The winning startups were chosen by an expert jury after a thrilling final in which all 20 finalists were asked to pitch. The ten winners were chosen on the basis of their value proposition, the […]

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Mona Keijzer officially launched ACE initiative MKB Digital Workspace

On Friday November 20 State Secretary Mona Keijzer launched the national SME workshops digitization. The State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate talked to SME entrepreneurs and students. During the online event, Mona Keijzer launched the SME workshops by offering them to MKB Nederland. The majority of SME entrepreneurs are aware of the opportunities and […]

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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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