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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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Looking for student entrepreneurs

Student entrepreneurs looking to solidify your business idea, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join the Venture Academy! The Venture Academy programme is specifically designed to help your startup become ready for financial investment. With plenty of workshops, coaching and dedicated mentorship you get the support you need to really kickstart your business.   ...

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SBIC InnoSpace Pitch Day

On Thursday the 26th of July, SBIC Noordwijk hosted the InnoSpace Pitch Day at PLNT. For five weeks, the participants moved across three different European locations with two coaches to create compelling sustainable solutions to real-world climate-related issues using European Climate Change and Earth Observation (EO) data from Europe’s flagship Copernicus program. At PLNT, they presented their new...

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