Innovatieve kennis samenbrengen met ondernemerschap in de regio is de missie van het Consortium voor Valorisatie en Ondernemerschap. RUG, UMCG en Hanzehogeschool en private partijen als Rabobank zijn de founding partners van het netwerk om de regionale economie een stevig impuls te geven. Jan Sikkema, Annemieke Galema en Frans Donders lichten toe.
Lifesciences@work are inviting research teams to apply for the Venture Challenge Fall edition! Participating in the Venture Challenge is a unique way to receive personal coaching and expert advice on essential elements of setting up a business.
The University of Groningen belongs to the Top-10 Materials Science Institutions in the world regarding impact. Materials research is key to modern society, as it enables both evolutionary and revolutionary transitions in technology. Researchers of the Advanced Materials program design modern materials that enable control at the atomic and molecular level, and that give access to unprecedented functionality. They build this functionality in increasingly complex architectures with unique combinations of materials. Some examples are domain- and interface-engineering of materials for electronic devices, the bottom-up design of dynamic (bio)hybrid systems and the synthesis of functional cellular systems. This approach leads to new generations of materials with properties often found in nature: energy efficient, highly responsive, adaptive and self-renewing materials.
By: Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials
SurgVision is a spin-off company of the Technical University of Munich and has recently signed a clinical collaboration agreement with the University Medical Center Groningen. The company develops innovative real-time imaging technology to assist in the complete removal of cancerous tumour tissue during surgery. The SurgVision Imaging Platform is a technology called 'Multispectral Normalized Imaging', which combines hardware, intelligent software algorithms and fluorescently-labelled antibodies. Mibiton will finance three advanced instrumental clinical set-ups.
Ton van den Hoven: "SurgVision is pleased to have Mibiton's support, which enables the placement of three advanced clinical imaging platforms within well-renowned institutions. This will help to meet the milestones in the process of taking this new technology to the market. It will also enable SurgVision to direct its working capital towards completing the clinical schedule."
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Building your “soft skills”
Have you ever been in the situation where you meet a person who you have never met before, and they ask you for a description about yourself, your company, or what you were looking for? They were in essence asking for your pitch: key information delivered in a short amount of time. Are you ready for important situations, such as networking, customer acquisition and obtaining financing? The information should be memorable.
Published: February 2014
Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France) and Groningen (Netherlands) are the three finalists for the first European Capital of Innovation award, or iCapital (IP/13/808). The winner of the €500000 prize will be announced at the closing ceremony of the Innovation Convention 2014, Europe’s premier innovation event which will take place in Brussels on 10 and 11 March.
Published: December 2013
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