Maastricht MERLN researchers once again receive prizes from the European Research Council

Maastricht MERLN researchers once again receive prizes from the European Research Council

European funding to translate their scientific insights into a commercial application

14-02-2022 · News

MAASTRICHT/THE NETHERLANDS. Professors Lorenzo Moroni and Clemens van Blitterswijk, both affiliated with the Maastricht research institute MERLN, have received European funding to translate their scientific insights into a commercial application. A total of sixteen Dutch researchers were awarded prizes.

The results were announced by the European Research Council ERC. A total of 25 million euros will be distributed among 166 successful applicants for these proof-of-concept grants. They will receive 150,000 euros each.

The researchers will be able to use the funding to explore the possibilities of marketing their ideas, for example with a patent or prototype. With these awards, the EU is hoping to stimulate research that leads to innovation and economic growth.

Needle

Five of the sixteen Dutch applicants are affiliated with the University of Twente. One of them wants to develop the possibility of micro-injections in human skin. This would remove the necessity of using needles when injecting vaccines or medicines.

But the concept doesn’t have to deal with technology. One researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam is studying tourist flows when visiting the locations of their favourite films or television series. This kind of tourism impacts the environment, monuments and local culture, therefore he is starting a consultancy for local governments.

HOP, Bas Belleman

Translation: Taalcentrum-VU

 

Dutch award winners

 

Reijnders

Stijn

ERASMUS

Setting the Scene. Developing a Policy Agency for
Sustainable Forms of Media Tourism

Verdoes

Martijn

Radboud UMC

C- and N-terminal Epitope Conjugate immune Cell Targeted
Vaccines

Huck

Wilhelm

Radboud UMC

Commercial feasibility of a cell-free reactor setup for
optimisation of complex enzymatic pathways

Taylor

Linnet

Tilburg

Developing a rating tool for APP Safety

Jakobi

Arjen

Delft University of Technology

CryoChip – Nanofluidic cells for reproducible cryo-EM
sample preparation with picoliter sample volumes

Stoter

Jantien

Delft University of Technology

detailed 3D Building models Automatically Generated for
very large areas

Zijlmans

Gertruda Johanna Maria

UMC Utrecht

EpiGrid: Soft and flexible high density electrode grids for
epilepsy surgery

Malda

Jos

UMC Utrecht

reGeneRative bone Implant for the treatment of hip
dysPlasia

Moroni

Lorenzo

Maastricht

The hydrocup: a hollow electrospun scaffold for in vivo cell-laden hydrogel delivery

Van Blitterswijk

Clemens

Maastricht

Directed Orchestration of Microfluidic Environments for
guided Self-organisation

De Vos

Wiebe

Twente

Sustainable and HIgh Performance MEmbranes via
iNTerfacial complexation (SHIPMENT)

Fernandez Rivas

David

Twente

Skin micro-injector

Rouwkema

Jeroen

Twente

Bioactive Tissue Sealant for Enhanced Wound Repair

Stramigioli

Stefano

Twente

Printing Electro-Tomography

Vellekoop

Ivo

Twente

WAVESIM – The next generation electromagnetic wave
solver

Grossmann

Tom

VU Amsterdam

First-in-class beta-catenin inhibitor as treatment for
colorectal cancer

 

Author: Redactie

Logo: ERC Proof of Concept

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