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Maastricht and region emerging as new bio-hub
Maastricht and region emerging as new bio-hub

Maastricht is proving to be a true bio-hub thanks to three major international conferences targeting the sector that will be held at MECC Maastricht. These three events are the annual European Conference on Biomaterials, followed by the European Congress on Biotechnology and finally, the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB).
Sep 07, 2018

Dutch Biotech Startup Approved for Innovation Loan
Dutch Biotech Startup Approved for Innovation Loan

Dutch Startup Nestegg Biotech B.V. has been approved for a subordinated loan from Rabobank through their “AIL” program. The loans total €150.000 and will be used to bring new “Lab Automation” products to markets serving Dutch and Flemish research institutes and universities this fiscal year.
Sep 03, 2018

Automation Entrepreneurs Receive Regional Subsidy
Automation Entrepreneurs Receive Regional Subsidy

Dutch Startup Nestegg Biotech B.V. has been awarded the "Limburg Makers Innovation Project" subsidy to fund development of Obruza laboratory automation system.
Jul 24, 2018

Unique biomaterial against stent thrombosis in heart patients
Unique biomaterial against stent thrombosis in heart patients

VitaK Innovation in Life Sciences, a spin-off of Maastricht University and Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, has developed an innovative cocktail that can prevent thrombosis and calcification of coronary stents.
Jul 19, 2018

MosaMeat raises €7.5M to commercialise cultured meat
MosaMeat raises €7.5M to commercialise cultured meat

Mosa Meat hopes to receive approval in the next few years to sell the hamburger to the public. The 7.5 million Euros will be put towards increasing the scale of production and accelerating the process, among other things. Mosa Meat hopes to have a production location in the Netherlands within three years, and the first hamburgers are expected to cost around €8.50 each.
Jul 17, 2018

Brightlands Innovation Factory en de vier Zuid-Limburgse Rabobanken verstevigen hun banden.
Brightlands Innovation Factory en de vier Zuid-Limburgse Rabobanken verstevigen hun banden.

Brigthlands Innovation Factory en de vier Zuid-Limburgse Rabobanken ondertekenden een uniek partnership en verstevigen daarmee de innovatiekracht van Zuid-Limburg.
Jul 05, 2018

Millions in subsidy for research on Parkinson’s disease
Millions in subsidy for research on Parkinson’s disease

The foundation Stichting de Weijerhorst is offering over two million Euros in support of Maastricht UMC+’s research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Jul 05, 2018

Detailed scan of the inner ear
Detailed scan of the inner ear

Extremely delicate, the anatomical details of the human inner ear are not easy to study. Led by ENT specialist Raymond van de Berg of the Maastricht UMC+, a team of international researchers have made a micro CT scan of the structures in the inner ear.
Jul 04, 2018

Subsidy for fundamental research on incurable brain tumor
Subsidy for fundamental research on incurable brain tumor

How does the most malignant form of brain cancer develop? This is precisely what a Maastricht research group led by Prof. Dr. Marc Vooijs is going to study in mini-tumors that they will “cultivate” in the laboratory. The scientists will be receiving a 150,000 Euro subsidy from KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society) for this fundamental research on the diversity of the types of brain tumors that are (still) untreatable.
Jul 04, 2018

LIOF takes an interest in VitaK Innovation in Life Science
LIOF takes an interest in VitaK Innovation in Life Science

Thanks to the investment of LIOF, VitaK can continue growing. This ultimately leads to more jobs in the province of Limburg.
Jun 11, 2018


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14 Nov
Nederlands Huisartsen Genootschap Congres 2019

Huisartsen krijgen bij uitstek te maken met combinaties van factoren zoals multimorbiditeit, polyfarmacie, dementie, sociale en psychische problemen, SOLK, en beperkte gezondheidsvaardigheden.

21 Nov
GROW Science Day 2019

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27 Nov
Annual Nutrim Symposium

At the upcoming NUTRIM Day, we want to show some examples of how a step can actually make you move forward. We will specifically look back at the NUTRIM graduate programme and at scientific results that lead to practical applications and new ideas.

28 Nov
Brightlands Breakfast Club

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03 Dec
HYPEREGIO Project Showroom

Join us on December 3rd at the HYPEREGIO Project Showroom in Eupen. Get updated on recent EarlyTech, BuSyBee and Innovation 2Market projects.

10 Dec
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13 Feb
Innovation for Health & Global Investor Forum

This leading conference brings together over 800 key players in Health & Life Sciences to collaborate on future innovations for healthcare.

28 May
Anesthesiologendagen 2020

Op 28 en 29 mei organiseert de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Anesthesiologie de 'Anesthesiologendagen 2020'.