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Invitation to join the matchmaking events - Molecules for Society: a VU – UT molecular (life) science challenge

The University of Twente (UT) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) are strengthening our alliance by introducing the call “Molecules for Society: a VU – UT molecular (life) science challenge”.

UT Molecules Centre and VU Amsterdam Institute of Molecular and Life Sciences (AIMMS) have secured a grant to kickstart collaborations on molecular research and innovation for responsible and smart societies.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for industrial partners and young scientists (PhD's, postdocs, assistant professors) to join us for 2 matchmaking events (21st of June at the University of Twente, and 28th of June at the VU Amsterdam). The matchmaking events are open to scientists affiliated to other universities and institutes outside of the VU and UT as well.

Aim of the project

We aim to form 4 interdisciplinary teams that will work towards the development of consortia and grant proposals. The formed multidisciplinary teams will be offered a 3-day hackathon on location from the 9th till the 11th of October 2024 (mark your calendars!) where these teams will be trained on funding acquisition, consortium forming and project definition. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to prepare, in collaboration with external industrial partners, multiple competitive grant proposals.

Matchmaking - when and where

1st matchmaking event at the University of Twente

  • Date: Friday 21 June 2024
  • Time: 11.45 - 17.30
  • Location: Technohal 3130, Hallenweg 10, 7522 NH Enschede

2nd matchmaking event at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Date: Friday 28 June 2024
  • Time: 11.45 - 17.30
  • Location: O2 building, De Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ Amsterdam

Save the date(s)

Join us for this opportunity to explore the possibilities of collaborating on molecular research for responsible and smart societies. Save the date(s) and register (here) before the 10th of June 2024 for either one or preferably both matchmaking events. All participants are asked to prepare a 1-min pitch about their research to present to the attendees. More details will follow upon registration for the event(s).

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers at: m.j.hoogstraaten@vu.nl or e.dejong@utwente.nl

Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested to join this initiative!