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AMSTERDAM VENTURE STUDIOS ON VU CAMPUS On 29 September Amsterdam’s universities will celebrate the unveiling of Amsterdam Venture Studios. With campus locations at VU and citywide, this is the next generation of university incubators, set to open up new venues for students, researchers and alumni to kick-start their ideas and grow new ventures. Through Amsterdam Venture Studios, VU Amsterdam is helping to build new science – based businesses – and to create even more job opportunities in Zuidas.

VU CAMPUS HOUSES • Venture Studios; an incubator environment for science and technology-based startups, for example Lumicks – winner of the Young StartupAward – Optics 11 and OPNT. Through training, mentoring and access to networks of knowledge institutions, ideas can grow into new innovative companies. • The first Demonstrator Lab of Amsterdam. A facility for students and researchers of different Amsterdam

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knowledge institutions, where ideas are transformed into tangible customer added value. A prime example is SciToDate, a daily scientific recommendation engine. • Entrepreneurship education, courses and facilities, such as case studies, mentor pool and linking students to startups, help students and researchers to start and run a company.

Learn more at www.ixa.nl. Jessica van Gendt, Incubator manager, VU Campus. Contact details: +31 (0)20 598 9905, j.vangendt@ixa.nl

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