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Dynamic ulcer prevention insole for people with Diabetes
Published on:05 December 2018

In the Netherlands there are more than 800.000 patients with Diabetes Mellitus. This number will increase till 1.300.000 in 2025. 3% of the Diabetic people develop a foot ulcer. In 15% of the patients with an ulcer an amputation of foot/lower leg is needed.

Are babies happy?
Published on:05 December 2018

Dr. Paul Krabbe, Head of the Patient-Centered Health Technology Assessment section, UMCG, has a particular task: to develop patient reported outcome instruments (PROMs) that track the quality of life of patients. Nestlé food and drink company in Switzerland has been looking for years for a PROM to assess the quality of life of babies aged 0-12 months. Via UMCG colleagues, Paul Krabbe and Nestlé got connected and intensive European public-private partnership was born.

Hibernation research leads to new medicines preventing Alzheimer, Diabetes Type 2 and acute kidney injury
Published on:16 October 2018

‘Kidney tubule cells from hibernators have an increased resistance to oxidative stress compared to non-hibernators. Based on our research into hibernation, we have identified a series of chemical entities which are capable of protecting the mitochondria in non-hibernating species, just like hibernating species do’, says Pieter Vogelaar, chief operational officer and researcher at Groningen-based biotech company Sulfateq B.V. ‘These 6-chromanols might offer great therapeutic benefit in diseases where mitochondrial function is impaired.’ To prevent acute kidney injury during open heart surgery, for instance.

Ideal solar cell not available yet
Published on:11 July 2018

Last June, researchers from the University of Groningen and the TopDutch Solar racing team consisting of students of Hanze University of Applied Scien-ces, University of Groningen and Secondary and vocational education (Dutch: MBO) met at Entrance to discuss cooperation. October 2019, the student team will be taking part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia for the first time. The Challenge welcomes the greatest minds from around the world to Australia to push the limits of technological innovation and travel the outback in a vehicle powered only by the energy of the sun.

Thinking in values and solutions
Published on:25 June 2018

Victorine de Graaf-Peters has a passion for applied research. In applied research, scientific knowledge and expertise is utilised to develop products and processes for practical use. This is done at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in a multidisciplinary setting; students, (lecturer-) researchers and the business world together. This collaboration leads to new knowledge, new research and new business. Northern Knowledge wants to make this knowledge and expertise visible and accessible. Take grass.

Northern Knowledge window for UMCG health innovation
Published on:28 May 2018

Dr. Jan Sikkema, Director of the Center for Development and Innovation (CDI) at UMCG, is a proud entrepreneur: ‘The north of the Netherlands is delivering a thriving business community and a thriving knowledge community of academic and applied sciences. Both R&D entities are working hardto make NN leading in empowering innovators and entrepreneurs to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges.

Northern Knowledge window for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019
Published on:28 May 2018

One year ago, students of University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences, were making the headlines in the media by announcing to participate together in the prestigious BridgestoneWorld Solar Challenge2019 edition in Australia. The World Solar Challenge is a biennial solar-powered car race which covers 3,022 km through from Darwin to Adelaide. The objective of this competition is to promote research on solar-powered cars.12 months later the Groningen Solar-powered Racing project website and social media are offline. Is the project cancelled?

Interview Aard Groen: ‘Making new business out of research’
Published on:07 March 2018

From 23-25 March 2018 the next Student VentureLab Weekend will take place at the University of Groningen. VentureLab Weekendis a 3-day-long event where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their best business idea to find out if their startup concepts are viable.

Unique platform in the North of the Netherlands profiling business-research cooperation performance
Published on:26 February 2018

28th of June, Northern Knowledge innovation platform will be definitely moving to its brand new housing facility at Kadijk, Zernike Campus, City of Groningen. Northern Knowledge is the entrepreneurial platform profiling public-private co-operation for the University of Groningen (UG), UMCG & Hanze University of Applied Sciences (HUA).

‘ZAP biobased research will be changing society’
Published on:26 February 2018

In June of 2018 the Zernike Advanced Processing (ZAP) facility will open the doors of an unique innovation lab at Zernike Campus. ZAP provides excellent facilities for experimental biobased research in the Northern Netherlands. Furthermore, companies can make use of the existing equipment in ZAP. General manager Rob van Linschoten is looking forward to the opening.

Connecting Brussels (even more) to Groningen
Published on:14 September 2017

As of August/September 2017, Ms. Gema Ocana and Mr. Maarten Eisema have joined the Funding Team of the Research & Valorisation department. Gema Ocana is EU advisor and has 10 years of experience working in Brussels as EU policy officer focusing in the fields of health, equality and social affairs. Maarten Eisema is EU/Brussels Liaison Officer for the UG and the UMCG representing the three societal research themes: Healthy Ageing, Energy and Sustainable Society.

Your central meeting point for business
Published on:20 July 2017

Northern Knowledge is the brand new bundling of knowledge institutes. The UMCG, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (HU), and the University of Groningen (UG) will join forces on valorization and entrepreneurship in the north of theNetherlands under the name: Northern Knowledge. Northern Knowledge office will soon be housed in a new building at Campus Groningen, location Startup City, Zernike Campus. Dr. Annemieke Galema, UG, will be presiding the Northern Knowledge Programme Board.

Northern Knowledge, artist impression
Published on:11 May 2017

The new bundling of knowledge institutes on valorization and entrepreneurship in the Northern Netherlands will be officially kicked off as per 1st of July. Key words are: coordination and visibility through one contact point at the Zernike campus for cooperation with companies. In the coming weeks the new name for Northern Knowledge will be announced. Northern Knowledge office will be located at Kadijk, Zernike Campus Groningen

Successful IP presentation for UG/UMCG audience
Published on:10 May 2017

Last April, a target audience of policy makers, Faculty Funding Officers, Directors of Graduate Schools  and IP consultants from UG and UMCG gathered at the Van Swinderen Huys, Groningen, for an in-house course on insight and understanding of Intellectual Property (IP). The IP training, provided by DeltaPatents, was initiated by Research & Valorisation, UG, and Business Generator Groningen, UMCG. UG and UMCG have a fully developed, and joint, patent policy.

Curriculum-sampling to select the best students
Published on:09 March 2017

Interview with Susan Niessen, MSc, University of Groningen, winner of the first Science for Society Award of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (BSS). The award has been initiated by Camilla Schaafsma, BSS Faculty Funding Officer. Susan received the Award from Annemieke Galema, Director of the University’s Research & Valorisation Department in January.

The Civic University: The Policy and Leadership Challenges
Published on:13 December 2016

In a recently published book, the leadership and management challenges of maxi-mising the contribution of universities to civil society both locally and globally have been drafted

Better ways to inhale drugs
Published on:05 October 2016

Carduso Capital will be investing in the PureIMS Twincer dry powder inhaler. The Twincer and Cyclops Twincer inventions were made by UG employees, and are legally owned by UG.

Societal Impact
Published on:16 December 2015

The Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) are key factors on the route to a meaningful and resilient society, concludes José van Dijck, President of KNAW. The keywords of the SSH strategy are cross bordering collaboration and inter disciplinary research between academics.

Prof. Sytze Brandenburg 3D device on radiotherapy
Published on:08 April 2015

Prof. Sytze Brandenburg 3D device on radiotherapy

Netherlands to 3rd place with European patents
Published on:08 April 2015

Netherlands to 3rd place with European patents

A journey through the world of urban nature
Published on:02 March 2015

Lucy & Friends

Innovation leads to savings
Published on:15 December 2014

Water authorities come to University of Groningen for sustainable solution

Groningen company develops revolutionary cosmetics product
Published on:15 December 2014

Groningen company develops revolutionary cosmetics product

Step-by-step plan to Innovation
Published on:15 December 2014

Step-by-step plan to Innovation

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