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Seven European Universities have joined forces to shape the University of the future

On January 30, seven European Universities have joined forces in response to a call from the European Commission. They asked to create an European campus by working together in an  innovative alliance that will shape the European University of the future. This assignment creates new educational forms and ways to work together across European boundaries....

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The journey of the winning Venture Academy team – Student-Helpr

Last December Dorin Munteanu and Cristian Ciobanu won The Venture Academy program of fall 2019 with their start-up: Student-Helpr. Student-Helpr is a time and money saver for international students. It’s a platform where you can request and receive services tailored to your needs. We talked to the young entrepreneurs about their start-up, their experience during...

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First Concord Birth Trolley in use at Amsterdam UMC

The first Concord Birth Trolley of Concord Neonatal, one of our inhouse-startups, is in use! Concord Neonatal helps babies, and parents, to win in the first minutes of life outside the womb. On Monday November 25, at Amsterdam UMC location VUmc, an expectant mother arrived in preterm labor at 29+6 weeks. The parents and the...

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Meet the startups of the Venture Academy 2019!

The Venture Academy finalists are developing Edtech SocialImpact & Sustainability with innovative ideas. Experience the startups showcase their products at the Venture Academy Finale, Weds 11 Dec. Get to know all the participants down below! Sign up for the Finale

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Startup Keyn wins starter competition LEF 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, Keyn won the public and the professional jury prize from the starter competition LEF. Founders Wouter Segijn and Bas Doorn went home with a prize package worth 20,000 euros and of course the title; Starter of the Year. Earlier, this successful startup won prizes at Gulliver and Hack the University, they...

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