Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Latest news News

Successful Science with Impact event for UG and UMCG researchers at DOT Groningen

24 April 2024

On 19 March, Business Generator Groningen and the UMCG Innovation Center jointly organized Science with Impact; Collaborate with Industry to Advance and Valorize your Research at DOT Groningen. The afternoon was organized for UG and UMCG researchers who want to learn more about how they can turn their research into an innovative product together with the industry.

Marcel Levi, Professor of Medicine at Amsterdam UMC/University of Amsterdam and Chair of the Dutch Research Council (NWO), talked about what researchers can gain from collaborating with the industry and why impact matters to the NWO. Hedderik van Rijn, Professor of Experimental Psychology and Founder of MemoryLab BV, talked about his successful road to the market and the satisfaction that combining science and entrepreneurship still brings him on a daily basis.

decorative image

Groningen number 1 valorization city of Europe

Additionally, a panel, highlighted various perspectives on valorization, and discussed what we can do to make Groningen the number one valorization city of Europe. The panel members were Nettie Buitelaar (CEO of Biotech Booster), Peter Ketelaar (Managing Director of Life Cooperative), Wouter Nagengast (Professor of Experimental Endoscopy and Molecular Diagnostics and principal investigator of the Optical Molecular Imaging Group, UMCG), and Wiro Niessen (Professor of AI in Medical Imaging & Health, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, and board member of the UMCG).

What entrepreneurial researchers need to succeed

A small survey showed that researchers need the following for successful valorization:

  • A valorization-embracing culture
  • Examples of successful entrepreneurial researchers
  • Training on valorization
  • Matchmaking with industry
  • 1-to-1 counseling/ mentorship
decorative image

Valorization as valuable core task of a university/UMC

It was a successful afternoon in which we managed to position valorization as valuable core task within the university/a UMC and were able to inspire many researchers to also make an impact with their research activities in this way.

Want to make a societal impact with your research?

Researchers who have ideas on how to market their research results and would like to discuss this further, can contact Business Generator Groningen.

Click here for the impressions of the afternoon.

Last modified:24 April 2024 4.00 p.m.
View this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 21 May 2024

    Results of 2024 University elections

    The votes have been counted and the results of the University elections are in!

  • 13 May 2024

    Trapping molecules

    In his laboratory, physicist Steven Hoekstra is building an experimental set-up made of two parts: one that produces barium fluoride molecules, and a second part that traps the molecules and brings them to an almost complete standstill so they can...

  • 29 April 2024

    Tactile sensors

    Every two weeks, UG Makers puts the spotlight on a researcher who has created something tangible, ranging from homemade measuring equipment for academic research to small or larger products that can change our daily lives. That is how UG...