Category Archives: Past Cafes

SmB 44 – April 13th 2017

On Thursday April 13th, we will host the third café of 2017. As usual, it will take place at BioPartner. So join us and our speakers for an informative and inspirational discussion and networking!

Programme

Ronald Loggers – Synthetic & rational immunotherapy in cancer and viral infections (ISA Pharmaceuticals)

ISA’s patented immunotherapy platform (SLP®) has opened up a wide range of possibilities in the treatment of diseases. Founded in 2004 by the Aglaia Oncology Fund and the LUMC, the company has proven its worth in multiple clinical studies (up to phase 2).


Leo Price – Clinically relevant 3D screening (OcellO)

OcellO excels in the development of clinically relevant in vitro human micro-tissue models that can be used for the screening and profiling of small molecules and biologics. The analysis of these models, many of which use patient-derived material, is enabled by OcellO’s unique high throughput 3D imaging and phenotypic profiling technology.

Max Green – Improving laboratories with the ‘maker’ mindset (Buxenus)

Laboratories are secretive places to the outside world and the rules that must be abided are strict. Outside the official laboratories however, there are so called ‘biohackers’ that use readily available equipment and parts to build their own biolabs. Buxenus is inspired by this group and aspires to bring simplistic innovations to professional and industrial environments.

Location

BioPartner 1
J.H. Oortweg 21
2333 CH, Leiden
Please find directions here.

[The aftermath] This is how it went!

SmB 43 – Thursday 9 March – BioPartner

On Thursday 9 March, we will host the second café of 2017. As usual, it will take place at BioPartner. So join us and our speakers for an informative and inspirational discussion and networking!

Programme

Michael UtkinMichael Utkin – GPS systems for agricultural field records and tractor navigation (eFarmer)

We are eFarmer.

We offer tractor GPS navigation and record keeping for your smartphone With our app you will drive in straight and parallel lines. Automatically capture records of your field work. Now you can do a good job with ease.

David DasbergDavid Dasberg – Finding a cure for FSHD (Facio Therapies)

At Facio Therapies, we have a single focus – to find a cure for FSHD. More than 700,000 people worldwide are suffering from this progressive muscle wasting disease. Currently there are no treatment options available for people with FSHD. Aligned with the FSHD community, we are committed to tackling the cause of FSHD and stop the progression.

Hitesh ChellHitesh Pickuptripaney – Analytics based consumer facing travel solution (Trippm)

Hitesh Chellaney is a data scientist and a serial entrepreneur with a a background in astronomy, physics and mathematics. He is founder of Trippm, a travel platform that will be the first 100%-independent travel agent that combines the best the market has to offer in a single intuitive overview where one can in a simple and gamified manner discover, build, book, experience and reflect upon his or her perfect trip.

Location

BioPartner 1
J.H. Oortweg 21
2333 CH, Leiden
Please find directions here.

RSVP

Please let us know you can make it!

SmB 42 – Thursday 9 February 2017 – BioPartner

We are back! A new year and new SmB cafés. On Thursday February 9th we will host the first café of 2017. As usual, it will take place at BioPartner. So join us and our speakers for an informative and inspirational discussion and networking!

Programme

Martin Azkarate – Mars rover automation (ESA)

ESA (LinkedIn)The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. The Planetary Robotics Lab of HE Space for ESA supports the activities of involving rovers for planetary exploration and space automation.

Martin Azkarate holds master degrees in Telecommunication (2007; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and Aeronautics (2009; Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace). Before joining ESA, he has also worked at MIT as an Assistant Researcher and at Accenture as an IT Strategy Analyst.

Hitesh ChellHitesh Pickuptripaney (Pickuptrip)

Hitesh Chellaney is a data scientist and a serial entrepreneur with a a background in astronomy, physics and mathematics. He is founder of Pickuptrip, a travel platform that will be the first 100%-independent travel agent that combines the best the market has to offer in a single intuitive overview where one can in a simple and gamified manner discover, build, book, experience and reflect upon his or her perfect trip.

Christiaan Henkel (Generade)

Generade (LinkedIn)Generade, the Centre of Expertise in Genomics in Leiden, has many versatile applied research projects within life sciences, and also contributes and invests in the education of current and future professionals.

Christiaan Henkel is Assistant Professor at Leiden University (Institute of Biology) and Lector Bioinformatics at University of Applied Sciences Leiden. After receiving his PhD at Leiden University in 2004, he was a Postdoc at University of Amsterdam and ZF-screens.

Location

BioPartner 1
J.H. Oortweg 21
2333 CH, Leiden
Please find directions here.

SmB 41 – Thursday 8 December 2016 – Themed Cafe Robotics

In December, Science meets Business will host its first themed cafe of the academic year. The cafe is dedicated entirely to robotics.

Please note: this cafe will take place at HUBspot (Langegracht 70, Leiden).

Programme

We drafted an exciting programme for you that is completely dedicated to robotics. Walk-in starts at 17:00, the programme starts at 17:30. Unlike other editions, the programme ends at 19:00, after which there will be a free dinner (RSVP required) and networking drinks.

Robots & cognition? – Roy de Kleijn (17:30)roy-de-kleijn

At Leiden University, robots that use artificial neural networks which evolve over generations are studied but also teach us about human cognition, the process of thinking and reasoning, and its development.

Dutch Nao Team – Patrick de Kok (17:45)IRAN-SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY-ROBOCUP

With a team of bachelor and master students artificial intelligence of the University of Amsterdam and Maastricht University, the Dutch Nao Team lets robots play soccer fully autonomous. They succefuly compete in matches around the world. We let them see with their cameras, hear with their microphones and communicate over wifi in order for them to function without a human controller.

TU Delft – Joost Broekens (18:00)

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Joost Broekens received a MSc degree in Computer Science at the University of Delft, The Netherlands, in 2001. In 2007 he received his PhD in computer science at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, in the area of computational modeling of emotion in relation to learning processes. He has published in the area of computational models of emotion (ranging from theoretical approaches to more applied ones), developed master-level courses and course material on the topic, and has given several invited lectures as well as less formal talks for the larger public related to Affective Computing.

Joost is also CTO and co-founder of Interactive Robotics, a company that develops human-robot interaction technology focussing on robot audience interaction, for example at schools and business events. For more info, please consult the website.

OpenHAARD session – Chris Verhoeven (18:30)chris-verhoeven

At the TU Delft Robotics Institute, they work on swarm robots, that work together to perform complex tasks with increased level of autonomy.

Chris Verhoeven is associate professor and is specialised in analogue electronics and applications to satellite communication

Robotics Showroom – Permanent Future Lab (18:30)permanent-future-lab

The Permanent Future Lab will also be present to exhibit industry technologies. They share will be sharing all these exciting innovations with us, so come and play with all the fun gadgets!

Location

Please note: this cafe will take place at

HUBspot
Langegracht 70
Leiden

RSVP

Please let us know you can make it! RSVP is mandatory for the dinner.

SmB 40: Thursday 10 November 2016 – Monthly cafe

In november, Science meets Business will host yet another interesting cafe, bringing together students, researchers, and business employees.

Programme

We drafted an exciting programme for you! More speakers will be added.

Vincent Wiggers – Gulliver

Gulliver logo_gulliver_grootis the entrepreneurial contest for students living in Leiden area. Goal of the contest is to help student entrepreneurs build their own company, by providing support and coaching. Do you:

  • Have an idea for a new company, or you already started a company, which is less than 2 years old?
  • Are enrolled as a student at Leiden University, De Hogeschool Leiden or ROC Leiden, Or you live in the Leiden area?
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset?

Then don’t hesitate and join the competition now! During the competition, you will be supported during the Whatever I Need (W.I.N.) sessions, In which you can take part in workshops about themes depending on what YOU voted on. For example, you can get support on how to write and give a pitch, or on how to make a Business Plan based on the Business Model Canvas. It could also be a lecture about intellectual property or financing. Gulliver has a network of coaches and professionals with different backgrounds who are willing to advice or help you with your problems or questions.

Gregg Siegal – Zobiozobio

In the last 10 years the importance of biophysical, analytical methods for high quality pre-clinical drug discovery efforts has become clear. Whether used to triage traditional HTS approaches or implemented in a biophysics centric approach such as Fragment Based Drug Discovery, precise understanding of small molecule-protein interactions can greatly improve the success of this costly and time consuming exercise. However, expensive instrumentation as well as extensive expertise are required to implement advanced biophysics technologies. This creates a market opportunity for specialty firms such as ZoBio to provide access to the knowledge and instrumentation on a fee-for-service basis.  ZoBio has integrated modern drug discovery technologies into an efficient pipeline to support hit to lead programs on targets that no other contract research organization can address.

Hans van ‘t Woud – BlackShore

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Complex image analysis is a task at which humans are still far better than computers. While computers can conduct simple analysis, they are not yet effective at reliable feature identification and classification, such as to identify where illegal logging is occurring for example. A huge amount of spatial imagery is available nowadays, both of the Earth and other planets, but – in view of the large number of possibilities and the sheer volume of data – there are not enough experts to analyse it all. A novel approach, developed by BlackShore, can increase image analysis and mapping capacity founded on game-based crowd sourcing.

Location

BioPartner 1
J.H. Oortweg 21
2333 CA Leiden

RSVP

Please let us know if you are joining! We are happy to see you.