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Ghent University is looking for an IOF Technology / Business Developer

UGent - logoThe mission of the Industrial Research Fund (IOF) of the Ghent University Association (AUGent) is to stimulate the transfer of knowledge and its valorization. In this framework, Ghent University is looking to hire enterprising & proactive persons able to develop relations with industrial partners in an innovative environment.

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TED of the Month: Ed Yong – Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

We humans set a premium on our own free will and independence … and yet there’s a shadowy influence we might not be considering. As science writer Ed Yong explains in this fascinating, hilarious and disturbing TED talk, parasites have perfected the art of manipulation to an incredible degree. So are they influencing us? It’s more than likely.

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Go Globall call 2014 – iMinds

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iMinds designed the Go Global program specifically to support innovation-driven enterprises and offers them the resources to explore, operate and develop channels on an international scale. Their call for proposals is now open!

Any Flemish tech startup or innovation driven SME with a proven business model and concrete internationalization objectives can participate in this call.

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New technology VIB simplifies production of biotech medicines

VIB - LogoThe final step in the production of a biotech medicine is finishing with the correct sugar structure. This step is essential for the efficacy of the medicine, but it also makes the production process very complex and expensive. Leander Meuris, Francis Santens and Nico Callewaert (VIB/UGent) have developed a technology that shortens the sugar structures whilst retaining the therapeutic efficiency. This technology has the potential to make the production of biotech medicines significantly simpler and cheaper.

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