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In this edition IXA news, edition 09
IXA valorisation news
New valorisation workshops
News from ACE and ACE Venture Lab
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IXA valorisation news
Academic Proof of Concept Fund Amsterdam
Funding for a feasibility study.
Do you have an innovation or invention that needs further development, but its practical feasibility and/or the (commercial) exploitation opportunities are still uncertain? Then you may be eligible for funding from the Academic Proof of Concept Fund Amsterdam (APCA)!

In a Proof of Concept study the conceptual, social, technical and/or economic feasibility is determined. For example, by addressing one of the following questions: Can an experimental setup be scaled up to a full production line? A mobile app is much appreciated by some participants as a demo, but what happens if used by laymen on a larger scale?

An application for the APCA fund can be done at IXA. The application may not exceed € 45,000, of which 50% is a loan and 50% needs to be matched (cash or in kind) by the applicant. Read more.

This project is made possible by the City of Amsterdam.
XEye medical, presents the new diagnostic orthoptic device ‘’Nine’’

Last week the new orthoptic product – NINE – is launched by XEye medical, which was developed in collaboration with VU University Medical Center / Pontes Medical.

NINE is a new strabismus test that incorporates the latest remote eye tracking technology together with a unique patented stimulus sequence in one innovative orthoptic device. Read more.

Focus on valorisation

The Association of Universities (VSNU) presents the online magazine "Valorisation in beeld”. In this publication the fourteen Dutch universities show how scientific knowledge benefits society. From social collaboration, media appearances and university museums to start-ups, patents and research links with industry: all kinds of knowledge utilization are highlighted. Read more for i.a. UvA and VU valorisation examples. (only available in Dutch).

Have a great summer!

IXA wishes you a great summer with lots of time to think about innovative ideas!

Steven Tan leaving IXA VU-VUmc
Steven Tan (director IXA office VU-VUmc) will continue his career outside the university. Since 2010, he has built up the TTO organization and has worked hard in building the cooperation in the Amsterdam region. AMC, UvA, VU and VUmc are benefiting from those positive results.

For now, Michel Telkamp, Manager Operations Division VI & Research Support at VU University Medical Center, will temporarily be in charge of IXA VU-VUmc.
From August 1, Bart Klijsen, business development manager IXA VU-VUmc, will be director a.i.
‘Check before Submit’: notorious predatory journals and publishers

Recently IXA UvA-HvA provided legal assistance to a professor of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), by having his name and credentials removed from the website of a so-called ‘predatory publisher’.
The professor was wrongfully mentioned as the chairman of the Editorial Board of UK based Open Access Publishing London Ltd. Open Access Publishing London therefore unlawfully misused the names of both the professor as well as the UvA, thereby claiming credibility with their credentials.
Read more.

New valorisation workshops
IXA will organise new valorisation workshops
IXA organising a new series of workshops in the form of breakfast sessions on various valorisation topics. The workshops are very practical and aimed to get you started immediately. Participation is free of charge.

More information about the different topics. New dates for the workshops will be announced in September.
News from ACE and ACE Venture Lab
UVA Physics Students win Rabobank / ACE Entrepreneurship Summer School 2016

The final of the 11th edition of the Summer School Entrepreneurship was won by Wesley Poland and Joran Angevaare. In the exciting final, which took place at the Royal Industrieele Groote Club, the two UVA students won first prize. Their business idea 'XR4Y' is based on a mobile X-ray scanner which offers quick clarification on the nature of the potential harm in an accident. Read more.

Meet the winners of pitch competition among PhD students at AMC

ACE Venture Lab organized a 2-day course in ‘Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences’ for PhD students at Academic Medical Center. The course ended with a pitch competition the winner of which received a price of €500.

For already five yeas ACE Venture Lab organizes a course in ‘Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences’ for PhD students at Academic Medical Center. This intense 2-day crash course covers the basics of entrepreneurship and stimulates students to come up with their own startup ideas and test them during the workshops and practical assignments.
Read more.

Startup Village Update

The first container arrived at the Startup Village building site! Architect Julius Taminiau decorated its interior with USB wood and painted the exterior with vertical stripes to show the possibilities of turning a shipping container into a cool, comfortable office space. The demo container is open for public and you can check it out until the end of July!

Startup Village is a new community working space at Amsterdam Science Park where the most innovative high-tech and science based startups will be located. Startup Village is an initiative by ACE Venture Lab, Amsterdam Science Park and UvA Holding.
Read more.

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