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The Top 10 most ground-breaking academic startups in NL

The ten winners of the prestigious Academic Startup Competition 2020 have been named as Bimini Biotech, DeNoize, Digi.Bio, IamFluidics, Kaminari Medical, Lusoco, NC Biomatrix, Taylor, uCrowds and VanBoven. The 10 winning startups can use the title ‘Best Academic Startup of 2020’ for the coming year.

The 10 winners are...

The ten winners of the prestigious Academic Startup Competition 2020 have
been named as
Bimini Biotech, DeNoize, Digi.Bio, IamFluidics,  Kaminari Medical, Lusoco, NC Biomatrix, Taylor, uCrowds, VanBoven. 

Check out the website www.academicstartupcompetition.nl for more information about the competition and the startups.

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I am looking forward to following how these entrepreneurs help make the world a little better. As innovative startups, they help ensure the Netherlands is a world-beater when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship, and that we can continue to develop smart solutions, create jobs and strengthen our economy. They embody the slogan “for every global challenge, there is a Dutch solution”

Mona Keijzer, Deputy Economic Affairs Minister

About the Academic Startup Competition

The Academic Startup Competition is an initiative of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centres, (NFU), Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI) and Techleap.nl, and is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The aim of the competition is to put valorisation and academic spinoffs in the spotlight.

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These winners and this competition show that the Dutch academic startup ecosystem is bursting with energy and inventiveness. The time is now ripe to further professionalise the transfer of expertise in the Netherlands. Knowledge is not enough in itself. In the end, it is the market that decides if a company is successful, not the technology, and this is why you need entrepreneurship as well.’

Constantijn van Oranje, Special envoy Techleap.nl

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