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Sleep-inducing pillow helps the elderly to have a better night’s sleep

Almost half of all elderly people in a care home are suffering from sleeping problems. They have difficulty falling asleep due to the use of medication or suffer from “call and error” behaviour due to diseases such as dementia. Qwiek thinks it has found a solution for this. The health...

New startupaccelerator in Heerlen

Starting next year, startups in the digital world are welcome in Heerlen. A new startup program will start at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in 2019. Brightlands HIVE, as the name will be, stands for Hi-Tech Innovation & Venture Engine. Startups in the digital environment need a...

Retiring professional cyclist to turn into sustainability ambassador

Bram Tankink will retire from pro cycling in December 2018. After 17 years racing and 10 years at LottoNL–Jumbo, he is about to start the next step in his career. Tankink will start working as a sustainability ambassador for the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, in the broadest sense. His goal is to...

MyDiagnostick is moving from the GP’s office to the patient’s home

MyDiagnostick is a medical device, intended to discriminate atrial fibrillation, a common arrhythmia, from normal cardiac rhythm. Atrial fibrillation can cause a stroke, so it’s important to know when it occurs. MyDiagnostick is an ECG recorder that has the shape of a stick with metallic...

A problem becomes a raw material: from CO2 to building materials

Green Minerals has won the Jan Terlouw Ambition Award. The award is an initiative of the kiEMT Foundation and supports innovations in sustainability. As the winner of the ambition award, Green Minerals will receive 5,000 Euros in prize money, five days of consulting and support assistance from...

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