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Scannexus: dive deeper into the brain with MRI

A constant buzz fills the space and in the middle of the room a large round tube with a hole in it. An MRI scanner. Today we’re taking a look behind the scenes at Scannexus in Maastricht. In this...

Rob van Gijzel’s lessons from Eindhoven

People often ask me what it takes to become the Smartest Region in the World. It may sound strange, but imagination might be more important than knowledge. If knowledge alone was enough to know the...

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Limburg: Bright life for start-ups!

If there is one category of companies that are responsible for innovation in the Netherlands, it would have to be the start-ups. Innovation Origins is always looking for relevant innovations,...

Bright5 brings together green innovations

Bright5 is a new collaboration in which five top sectors in Northern Limburg – mushrooms, blueberries, arboriculture, asparagus and strawberries – are working together on green...

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,...

BrightHack seeks a mix of talent and experience

“Who considers themselves to be a computer nerd?”, a number of people carefully raise their hands. “Nice, but tech-nerds, other nerds and also non-nerds are welcome”, laughs...

A mango that can talk? Pharox makes it possible

Talking fruits? Of course, you shouldn’t take that literally. “But it comes quite close”, jokes Joris Tenhagen CEO of Pharox. Between his thumb and index finger, he has a kind of...

Startup develops new vaccine against hepatitis b

It has been a mystery to scientists for years: being well vaccinated against hepatitis B, but still being able to become infected with the HBV virus. CyTuVax from Maastricht is currently testing a...

Probotics: robotic logistics comes to agriculture

On the first day of Dutch Agri Food Week in the hall of Villa Flora Venlo one could see a compact mobile robot industriously carrying a box of tomatoes on its top.  That was Packman – one of the...

Food connects; cooking while looking for a job

“Hi, I’m looking for a graduation internship,” says someone in between cutting tomatoes. “Can you help me with this?” Others are more hesitant and concentrate more on...

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