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In this edition IXA news, edition 16
IXA valorisation news
In the spotlight
Valorisation workshops
News from ACE Venture Lab
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IXA valorisation news
Electronic nose diagnoses lung diseases

The SpiroNose, an electronic 'nose' developed in the AMC, can determine which lung disease someone has, based on the substances in exhaled air. In nine out of ten cases, the device will give the correct diagnosis within a minute. The research results has been presented on Wednesday July 5, in the AMC. This research was made possible with financial support from the Longfonds and the Vriendenloterij. Michael Rutgers, Managing Director of the Longfonds, is pleased with the positive results: "The SpiroNose is an important step forward in good diagnostics and care." Read more.

Three vouchers for research collaborations
The VU Network Institute awarded three research-business collaboration proposals with a voucher of € 5.000 each. Business-research matches were made with Trivago, Fjord (part of Accenture), Cleverbase.
A successful Science meets Business session in May paved the way for this call for proposals. IXA and the VU Network Institute invited researchers and companies to explore opportunities for research collaborations. During the Science meets Business event, companies as well as researchers shortly present themselves. Read more.

UvA/SILS and Enza Zaden start joint research project

On July 7th the Research director of the international vegetable-breeding company Enza Zaden, drs Joep Lambalk, and prof Marten Smidt representing SILS signed a termsheet, which provides the legal basis for a joint project. Read more.

Winner pitch competition of AMC Graduate Course Entrepreneurship
Ilan Koppen wins pitch competition of the AMC Graduate Course Entrepreneurship with his idea for a mobile device application to improve healthcare for children with constipation. Read more.

QuSoft meets with industry relations at ‘Barlaeus dinner’
June 26 2017, an early summer evening. Guests gather at the Allard Pierson Museum in the heart of Amsterdam. National and international company representatives and senior QuSoft researchers meet and greet with the rector magnificus of the University of Amsterdam, a member of the European Parliament, and several other guests and colleagues who share an interest in research and development of quantum software in the Netherlands. Hosts of the evening are IXA UvA-HvA and QuSoft. Read more.
In the spotlight
Nathalie de Vent wins Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2017

Nathalie de Vent and Joost Agelink van Rentergem of the University of Amsterdam are the winners of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2017, the annual award for the most innovative scientific idea of all Amsterdam knowledge and research institutes.

They received the award for the Advanced Neuropsychological Diagnostics Infrastructure (ANDI), a new online infrastructure for the improvement of neuropsychological diagnostics.

The High Potential Award was won by Kenneth Chin of the Academic Medical Center for a new optical imaging technique for nerve identification during surgery.

The Audience Award went to Juultje Sommers of the Academic Medical Center and Marike van der Schaaf of the Academic Medical Center and the University of Amsterdam for the ICU Mill: a mobile, simple and safe solution for rehabilitation of patients on Intensive Care.

A special honorable mention went to Monalisa Goswami and Moniek Tromp from the University of Amsterdam for XASPect, a bench-top X-ray spectrometer. Read more.

Matching Scienctists and Entrepreneurs

Prior to the festive finale of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award a matchmaking event was initiated where researchers from Amsterdam’s knowledge and research institutes presented their ideas to companies and investors. In speed-dates researchers introduced their latest innovations and technologies to entrepreneurs to see how their innovations could be used in everyday life. The goal of the event was to boost cooperation between knowledge institutes and businesses. For some researchers and companies matching was successful and a future collaboration is close by.

The Science & Business event organised 70 matches with 18 companies and other organisations – not bad for one afternoon!

Find here the booklet with a showcase of ideas of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2017.

Curious about the event? Have a look at the photo impression and aftermovie.

Summer School ‘New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship’, 24 July and 7 August
This course follows a sustainable entrepreneurship approach, dealing with all the economic, social and ecological aspects of new ventures. Much of the precise content is determined by the students themselves, who are expected to come up with their own business ideas and contributions, guided by the course lecturers. The course ends with the presentation of the team assignments, in a Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank setting. Read more.

Amsterdam Circular Challenge

Are you a start-up in the circular economy? Join the challenge for a circular Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is an urban mine for start-ups in the circular economy. There are plenty of opportunities to turn materials, emissions and data into valuable business. If you have a bright innovative idea or solution that meets the challenges of Amsterdam, do apply for this challenge before 1 September!
Read more and apply.

Golden KIEM Competition 2017
In the Top Sector Chemistry, new businesses that convert results of scientific research into commercial products and services are thriving. These young companies form a vital link between the valorisation of scientific knowledge and solving major societal challenges in the areas of health, food, energy, transport and resources, raw materials and the environment. With their business, the startups contribute to a stronger economic structure of the Topsector Chemistry and the Netherlands. Teams can submit their nominations until 3 October 2017, 14.00 at NWO. Read more.
Valorisation workshops
Breakfast workshops on valorisation
IXA will organise a new series of breakfast workshops starting in September 2017 on various valorisation topics. We will start with the workshop "Introduction in valorisation". After the summer holidays we will announce the exact dates. The breakfast workshops are open to all scientists from AMC, HvA, UvA, VU, VUmc and NWO Institutes. Participation is free of charge and breakfast will be served. The workshops are very practical and aimed to get you started immediately. Read more.
News from ACE Venture Lab
Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day (ACID) 2017, 20 October

At the Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day scientists and entrepreneurs inform you about their latest chemical developments and innovations in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. There will be ample opportunity to meet chemists from other companies (from startup to SME and multinational) and academia as well as representatives of the Topsector Chemistry. A great opportunity to find potential partners and/or future employees to accelerate your innovations.
Read more and registration.
Entrepreneurship in molecular and life sciences, 27 October and 3 November
Are you curious about entrepreneurship but haven’t thought of a startup concept yet? Or do you believe your research can be transformed into a business case but you don’t know where to start?
Entrepreneurship in Molecular and Life Science is an intense two-day program that allows you to experience all the challenging aspects of starting a company. Learn how to launch your own venture by joining interactive lectures, taking part in workshops by top science and business experts and listening to real-life stories of startup founders.
Read more and registration.

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