Category Archives: Past Cafes

SmB Cafe + annual BBQ | June 8th

It’s time for our annual BBQ again!

PRESENTATIONS  |  DRINKS  |  FOOD  | NETWORKING  |  INTERNSHIPS

 

Science meets Business (SmB) and Science Based Business (SBB) teamed up again for this special and yummy event, where we invite SBB alumni as our speakers, to not only get an insight into interesting science based companies and their work and/or research, but also into the career of the speakers, which started out the same way as a lot of our attending students.

Learn, get inspired, network, enjoy and especially for the business interested science students: find an internship! Representatives from interesting and relevant companies will be present to talk to, ask questions and maybe even get a follow-up with. But only if you want to! Otherwise you can just only enjoy the cafe and catch-up with those you have chatted with before at SmB or SBB.

(Note: This event is for all people interested Science meets Business and Science Based Business, our regulars, our ‘Club’, students, PhD’s, sponsors and so on. No-one is excluded because of this ‘special theme’.)

Speakers & Sponsors

Three SBB and Faculty of Science alumni will be presenting their career after SBB and what science in business they are practicing. Among these are

Main sponsors: Science Based Business | QuintilesIMS

 

SponsorsKplusV | Northpool | Sigma Aldrich by Merck | DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals

Timetable

17:00 – Walk-in
17:30 – Start presentations
18:30 – Drinks & Walk-in BBQ
19:00 – Opening BBQ
19:15 – A word by sponsors

Location

BioPartner 1 (Foyer and garden)
J.H. Oortweg 21
2333 CH Leiden

Preparation

Rain dances.
We accept a lot except for rain.*

*We will be lenient and have tents in case the rain dances fail, though. 

Want to join?

The event is free, but on RSVP basis only.
No RSVP == No Food (unless there are leftovers of course).

Note:
The Cafe and BBQ are full… 🙁
There are still spots for the BBQ! 🙂

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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.