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Venture Academy 2018 winner Anna Pelgrim realizes Healing Pod

Anna Pelgrim joined the Venture Academy in 2018. Thanks to this program, she chose the path of an entrepreneurial career. Now she is realizing the dream of her uniquely designed Healing Pod. With this innovative creation she combines physical health and emotional wellbeing for hospitalised patients and caregivers. In this interview we talk with Anna...

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PLNT update regarding the Coronavirus

PLNT update regarding the Coronavirus PLNT is temporarily closed! Due to the new national guidelines from the Dutch government and the educational institutions, we take precautions. From Monday the 16th of March through Monday the 6th of April we are closed for the public. This goes for both our locations: Langegracht 70 and Stationsplein 25...

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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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