Minister Bruins announced new regulation that everyone can have access to a personal health environment

- Minister Bruno Bruins (Medische Zorg) heeft een regeling aangekondigd, waarmee het voor iedere Nederlander mogelijk is om de komende jaren kosteloos gebruik te maken van een digitale persoonlijke gezondheidsomgeving. Hiermee kun je als patiënt zelf bepalen of en met welke zorgverleners je jouw medische gegevens deelt.

Apply for MIT feasibility projects and knowledge vouchers from 9 April

- The Cabinet and local regions make funds available for the so-called MIT-scheme. The SME innovation stimulation Region and Top Sectors (MIT) stimulates innovation in small and medium-sized businesses across regional borders. From 9 April until 10 September 2019 you can apply for MIT feasibility projects and knowledge vouchers.

NWO launches second call NWA research programme 'Research along Routes by Consortia'

- On Monday 4 March 2019, NWO has launched the second funding round of the NWA research programme 'Research along Routes by Consortia' (ORC). The funding programme aimed at all research disciplines stimulates interdisciplinary research and innovation, bringing societal and scientific breakthroughs within reach. For the 2019 funding round a budget of 80.5 million euros is available.

EMA brochure 'From lab to patient'

- EMA has published a booklet describing the journey of a medicine for human use authorised through EMA, from initial research to discussions on patient access to medicines across the EU:

Adult Stem Cell-Derived Kidney-on-a-Chip in Nature Biotechnology

- Scientists from the Hubrecht Institute, the University of Utrecht, and MIMETAS have successfully grown kidney tubules derived from human kidney adult stem cells in microfluidic chips. This research has been published in Nature Biotechnology by the world-leading research group from Professor Hans Clevers.

32 scientists to receive NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros

- 32 leading scientists will each receive 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This Vici grant will enable them to develop an innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years.

New accelerator programme for future BioBusiness Leaders in Life Sciences & Health

- A new training & mentoring programme to accelerator the development of the next generation BioBusiness Leaders in Life Sciences & Health is launched this year by HELIS Academy. This programme, named TAP BioBusiness is an intensive 8-month programme.

HUB and Yamaha Motor Combine their Proprietary Technologies

- Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB) and Yamaha Motor have announced their collaboration to provide solutions that deepen our understanding in predictive diagnostic of patients.

Apply now for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA)

- Succesvol ondernemerschap beloont zichzelf. Maar wie beloont degenen die met creatieve en inspirerende initiatieven ondernemerschap stimuleren? Met de Europese Awards voor Ondernemerschapsbevordering (EEPA) erkent en beloont de Europese Commissie successen van openbare instanties en publiek-private samenwerkingsverbanden. Het doel is ondernemerschap te bevorderen.

Sapreme Technologies in a 6.8 M€ EU alliance to develop an oligonucleotide delivery platform

- Sapreme Technologies, a privately-held biotech company developing a technology platform to enable the cytosolic delivery of macromolecule therapeutics, has been awarded a 6.8 M€ grant together with a multidisciplinary consortium including 11 other academic and industrial parties.