Grand Final of the Philips Innovation Award: 11 June

Academic entrepreneurs, get ready for the Grand Final of the Philips Innovation Award on June 11th in Theater Rotterdam! It is the largest student-entrepreneur award in The Netherlands. The Award is yearly rewarded to the most innovative student start-up with the highest potential.

On June 11, 8 start-ups will compete to become the winner of the Philips Innovation Award 2024! The jury consists of successful entrepreneurs and captains of industry. The evening will be filled with pitches, a keynote by War Child founder Willemijn Verloop, and two fireside chats with former PHIA winner Michael Musandu and well-known entrepreneur Michiel Muller! It promises to be an inspiring evening!

Don’t miss out and reserve your free ticket via this link: https://bit.ly/4dTjBfs or via www.phia.nl


Webinar: Starting a business in the Netherlands

Starting a business in the Netherlands is an attractive option for foreign entrepreneurs; especially for EU entrepreneurs, free movement and free trade make the move to the Netherlands an attractive and smooth one. This webinar will provide you with all the answers to questions like:

  • When do I need a visa or permit, and how can I get one?
  • What do I need to start a business in the Netherlands?
  • How do I register my business at the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce?
  • What taxes do I have to pay in the Netherlands?

The webinar is aimed at entrepreneurs who want to move their business to the Netherlands, or start a business there.

Source: https://business.gov.nl/webinars-and-videos/starting-a-business-in-the-netherlands/webinar-on-demand-starting-a-business-in-the-netherlands/


Wanted: scientists who want to turn their research into businesses with big impact

At Faculty of Impact you can turn your research into impact. If you want to make an impact on society with your research, Faculty of Impact is for you. You can apply for a 2-year NWO grant to focus 100% of your time, energy and brain power on building your business. On top of that you'll get a world-class entrepreneurship program and all the coaching you need as Faculty of Impact fellow. Apply now!


Register for webinar 'Why protect your invention?' - 16 December

Suppose you came up with a unique invention or innovation. Of course, you don’t want someone else to run off with it. You may need to protect it to ensure commercial control over it. But how do you protect your invention? Do you need to patent before publishing; how does that work in an academic environment? What are the benefits of patenting for researchers and their faculty? Which support and funding is available for patenting your innovation? These and related topics will be covered in the webinar on December 16 2021.

For whom?
Please note that the webinar is open to researchers, PhD's and employees of Amsterdam UMC, UvA, HvA, VU, NWO Institutes and KNAW. 

What can you expect?
During this webinar you will learn:

  • what Intellectual Property (IP) and what a patent is;
  • how to use it and how you can benefit from a patent;
  • who can file for a patent and how;
  • what you can do with a patent;
  • what is and what is not patentable;
  • overview of the patenting process and how IXA can support you along the way.

Program Thursday 16 December 2021:
09:55-10:00 Starting the zoom link and welcome
10:00-11:30 Webinar

Participation is free of charge. Registration is required. A zoom link will be send after registration.

Register now!

Source: https://www.ixa.nl/events/how-to-protect-your-invention/