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Cheque for innovative roof garden

On Friday the 9th  November, during the Day of Urban Agriculture, PLNT received a check worth € 49,990 from the alderman for Sustainability, Martine Leeuwis, for the realization of an iconic, sustainable showcase and test environment on the roof of Langegracht 70. The roof garden that PLNT wants to realize becomes an unique place in...

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Venture Academy Stories

The fall edition of the Venture Academy – the startup incubator for the region Leiden-The Hague – started! A program is specifically designed to help startups become ready for financial investment. With a variety of workshops, coaching and dedicated mentorship the startups get the support they need to really kickstart their business. Out of the 23 startups that...

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Copernicus Hackathon

On the 29th and 30-th of september SBIC Noordwijk and PLNT Leiden organized the first dutch Copernicus Hackathon. Developers, students, entrepreneurs and topic-specific experts were brought together to develop new applications based on Copernicus Earth observation (EO) data and services. The main topic of this Hackathon was Earth, Water and Air. Attendees started on Saturday morning,...

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Finalists LEF 2018!

On Tuesday the 25th of  September, PLNT Leiden hosted the semi-finals of LEF, the starters competition for entrepreneurs from the Leiden region. The candidates, coaches, jury and audience came together for a thrilling semifinal. The six candidates were allowed to convince the jury in five minutes, after which their coach was allowed to add a...

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Succesfull PLNT-days

On Wednesday the 29th of August and Monday the 10th of September, PLNT, together with students, start-ups from the premises and residents from the Noordvest neighborhood, planted the façade gardens around its building at Langegracht 70. With the greening of this part of the Singel Park Route, a first step has been taken in greening...

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