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In this edition IXA news, edition 02
Winners Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
IXA valorisation news
Grant news
News from Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship
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Winners Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
Paul Govaerts and Martine Coene win Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

Paul Govaerts and Martine Coene of the VU University Amsterdam are this year’s winners of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award, the annual award for innovative ideas from Amsterdam universities and research institutes. They received the award for their idea to restore hearing using cochlear implant programming. The winners received the prize of €10,000 on Wednesday, 27 May from jury chairman Alexander Rinnooy Kan. Read more

Find here for information about some of the submissions and an impression of the final.

Runner Up prize
The Runner Up prize went to Nick Laan and Karla de Bruin of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Netherlands Forensic Institute for their innovative work to improve bloodstain pattern analysis in forensics.
Audience Award
The Audience Award was won by Jurre den Haan and Femke Bouwman of the VU University’s Alzheimer’s Centre in collaboration with LaserLab Amsterdam for a technique for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
IXA valorisation news
Eureka prize for documentary "I am Alice"

The makers of the documentary "I am Alice" have won the NWO-KNAW Eureka-award for Science Communication 2015. The number one question in the documentary about ‘socobot’ Alice is if a robot can build a human relationship with someone and thus replace a person of flesh and blood. Alice was developed by research group SELEMCA (including VU). The makers received the award for their outstanding contribution to enhancing the knowledge and involvement of the general public in science.
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Neelie Kroes awarded 100K grants to 4 science-based startups

The Netherlands Special Envoy for startups Neelie Kroes visited ACE Venture Lab and met with tech and science startups. Ms. Kroes awarded 4 proof-of-concept grants to the university spin-offs and discussed how to improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Amsterdam universities.
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Pontes Medical and its inventors in the "Telegraaf”

Swallowable micro robots that carry out operations. They can cut or laser, suture or inject into organs and tissues. Some robots already exists, you swallow them in a smooth pill and wait patiently. But a simple pair of pliers with a special tip for an unattainable spot in the patient? "No that is not available yet unfortunately..."
Read more (Dutch)

Find here more news about Pontes Medical, f.e. Pontes shows eight "BOEM!" Demonstrators.

AMC well presented at the Venture Challenge 2015

BreathCloud and CysTmX were two of the selected candidates for the Venture Challenge 2015.
On June 4th, CysTmX and BreathCloud of AMC pitched together with 4 fellow Venture Challenge Teams during the SME Event organized by HollandBio. The Venture Challenge is a ‘must-do’ opportunity for all aspiring Life Sciences entrepreneurs, it is an excellent way to receive coaching and advice on essential elements of setting up a business, thereby paving the way for your future success.
BreathCloud: Providing on-the-spot diagnostic tools to determine patient specific treatment plans for obstructive lung disease.
: Treating gastrointestinal cancers with an antibody that blocks metastasis. Read more

Breakfastsessions on valorisation

IXA organises a serie of workshops in the form of breakfast sessions on various topics of valorisation. The workshops are very practical and aimed to get you started immediately. Read more

Data Management in the Cloud

Question like ‘How can we make research in data management in the cloud applicable in practice?, How to support sustainable data management in a cloud-based environment? What information is relevant to decide on what, how, and when to migrate?’ These and other questions are topics for discussion in the meeting ‘Research Meets Business’ on Thursday June 25, 2015. Read more

Intellectual Property and Research Contracts

What should you take into account in collaborations with an external partner. What do you need to settle in a contract. Who is authorized to sign and should Intellectual Property (IP) always be included in a contract?
Date: Thursday 11 June 2015, 8:30 till 10:30
For more information and registration

Grant news
ERC Advanced Grant for Matthijs Kalmijn and Teunis Geijtenbeek UvA. ERC Consolidator for Hein de Haas
Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn, professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Prof. Teunis Geijtenbeek, professor of Molecular and Cellular Immunology (AMC-UvA), have been awarded the prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Thanks to his appointment as professor of Sociology – with a particular focus on the study of migration and social cohesion – Prof. Hein de Haas is bringing the ERC Consolidator Grant, which was recently awarded to him, from the University of Oxford to the UvA. Read more

AUAS (HvA) to receive 3.5 million RAAK PRO subsidy

Over the next four years five AUAS (Dutch HvA) research proposals will be receiving RAAK PRO subsidy from the Taskforce for Applied Research (Dutch: SIA). This is a subsidy of a maximum of €700,000 per research project. With this subsidy, AUAS will carry out research into safe flying, intelligent charging facilities, forensic research, anti-bullying policy and the motor development of primary school children. Read more
News from Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship
Rabobank/ACE Summer School Ondernemerschap

A special moment for ACE this year is the upcoming Rabobank/ACE Entrepreneurship Summerschool, where we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event! For this special occasion the Summerschool start by opening the stock market on Monday the 6th of July at Beursplein 5. An extra motivation in making this event one to never forget, together with ACE partners, entrepreneurs, coaches, workshop leaders and above all the students with their entrepreneurial ideas. The final is on Friday the 10th of July. Read more. The language for this event is Dutch.

ACE - Explore Program
ACE - Explore Program Participate in the Explore Program and experience all the challenging aspects of starting a company! Learn how to launch your own venture by joining interactive lectures, taking part in workshops and listening to the real life stories of first time founders.
Date: Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 June
Deadline submission: Friday June 12. Read more
Café entrepreneurs: Crowdfunding

On June 15 ACE Connect will transform the Amsterdam Academic Club into the Café Entrepreneurs. With this year's theme: Crowdfunding. We invited inspiring speakers, who will share the ins and outs of the Crowdfunding with you.
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. The language for this event is Dutch.

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