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In this edition IXA news, edition 20
IXA valorisation news
In the spotlight
Entrepreneurship education news
News from ACE incubator
Funding and grant news
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IXA valorisation news
Knowledge sharing meeting round collaboration UvA Humanities and The Maritime Museum

On 25 January 2018 a joint meeting of the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaart Museum) and the University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Humanities took place around the exhibition 'The world according to Blaeu: master cartographer of the Golden Age'. Guest curator of this exhibition is UvA researcher Djoeke van Netten. She gave, together with Ernst van Keulen (educator at the museum), an impression of their experiences and collaboration during the development of this exhibition. They indicated that the work on the exhibition turned out to be a fruitful way to combine research, education and valorisation activities.
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ACTA invention for tooth enamel protection finds its way to market
ACTA and VU have closed an exclusive licensing agreement with the Delft-based health care company BioClin International. A team of ACTA scientists led by Floris Bikker and Enno Veerman of the Oral Biochemistry section discovered five years ago that PHS (Phytosphingosine) can bind to tooth enamel. The invention is now finding its way into practice, because the addition of PHS to oral care products offers new opportunities of innovative concepts for improving oral health. Read more.


Suzanne Eikmans Share this Never lose festival tokens again thanks to the festival wallet

As far as AUAS alumna Suzanne Eikmans is concerned, plastic tokens used to pay at festivals can be banished to the dustbin of history. With her Festival Wallet app, you can just whip your telephone and pay digitally among the hurly-burly of the festival. Eikmans recently picked u
p the VivA Visionista Award for up-and-coming entrepreneurial talent. Read more.

ADS & VIVAT open Insurance Lab
Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) and insurance company VIVAT are opening a joint insurance research lab. The aim is to apply advanced techniques in mathematics, statistics, computer science and artificial intelligence within the insurance sector. The joint initiative by ADS and VIVAT (the parent company of insurers Zwitserleven and Reaal, among others) will focus on data science, fraud detection, predictions, text mining, multi-touchpoint analysis, evaluation methods and learning algorithms. PhD candidates will carry out research in three defined areas. Read more.

"Stop the bleeding - save a life" wins VUmc team prize

VUmc’s annual team prize was awarded to "Stop the bleeding - save a life". The jury praised the unique and meticulous cooperation of the team and the commitment to the public interest, to teach citizens how to quickly stop large bleeding during terrorist attacks or major accidents, with the goal to save lives. Bystanders, company emergency responders, police and fire brigade are often the first to be able to perform lifesaving actions in terrorist attacks. Currently only few know how to do this. Read more.
Aduro moves a novel cancer immuno- therapy into the clinic that resulted from a former TI Pharma project involving

In 2007 AMC and VUmc, together with five other parties started a project called “TNF ligands to cancer” with the aim to develop antibodies against cancer. Less than two years later a first patent was filed on antibodies against APRIL, developed by BioNovion and the group of AMC researcher Jan Paul Medema. BioNovion licensed the technology and later merged into Aduro BioTech that is now initiating a phase 1/2 clinical trial with the anti-APRIL antibody, for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Read more.
In the spotlight
Register your idea for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2018
Sign up your idea and have a chance to win € 10,000. The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas with a societal and/or commercial impact. Participating in this contest will give you an excellent opportunity to develop your idea further and explore its potential.

This year the jury will be chaired by Barbara Baarsma (Director Knowledge Development Rabobank).
Read more and registration.

This competition is open to all researchers, staff and students in all disciplines (from the physical and medical sciences to the social sciences and humanities) from all Amsterdam universities, universities of applied sciences, academic medical centers and public research centers.

Entrepreneurship education news
Case studies on Amsterdam startups

Under the IXANext valorisation program, 2 of the 10 planned entrepreneurship case studies were recently launched, featuring Amsterdam-based startups Metrica Sports and Optics11. The case studies will be used as teaching resources at any education level but mainly for Bachelor- and Master-level entrepreneurship courses at universities – as well as in executive education. By involving local cases, students get inspiring examples from their immediate environment. Read more.

News from ACE incubator
ACE Incubation Program
Do you dream of starting your own company but don’t know where to begin? ACE helps founders build their startup with 12 weeks of training and support by leading mentors and business coaches.

The Incubation program is exclusively designed for MSc students, researchers & industry experts. ACE provides the resources to build and grow your startup. Based within Amsterdam Science Park’s startup community at Startup Village, ACE’s workshops take place within the heart of innovation.

more and registration.
Breakfast workshops on valorisation

From March IXA is organising a new series of workshops in the form of breakfast sessions on various valorisation topics. 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.

One-day Course in Drug Development (March 7)
The discovery and development of a new drug is a highly complex process involving various scientific disciplines. Read more and registration.

HvA Entrepreneurship College #3: Good Health and Well-Being (February 8)
The first edition of the Entrepreneurship College takes place on 8 February! Every month the Amsterdam Venture Studios (the entrepreneurship space of the AUAS) are organising an Entrepreneurship College, which deals with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read more and registration.
Ahti Connect 'Obesity: the role of food environment’ (February 15)

Thursday February 15 the fifth ahti Connect will be organised. Theme of this edition is ‘Obesity: the role of food environment’. Loek Leenen from the City of Amsterdam will talk about the importance of a healthy food environment from the perspective of the municipality. Coosje Dijkstra from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will talk about healthy food, the role of the food environment and the importance of research in lowering the percentage of obese children. 
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Funding and grant news
AUAS (HvA) receives a total of 1.8 million RAAK Public subsidy from 'Nationaal Regieorgaan SIA' for six research projects. The research of universities of applied sciences is on the rise. Their research responds directly to issues from society, and its importance is increasingly being noticed, also by politicians which is also apparent from the new coalition agreement: the government is making more funds available for research to benefit society (valorisation), and in particular for practice-oriented research by universities of applied sciences.
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VU Professor Romano Orru of the Synthetic & Bio-Organic Chemistry research group has been awarded a ECHO grant of €260.000 by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The funding enables Orru to strengthen the research line on the production of drug-like molecules with novel and ultra-short one-pot synthetic routes using isocyanides as alternative C1-building blocks.
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