Companies 2017

ACE Venture Lab
ACE Venture Lab stimulates entrepreneurship among students, young researchers, university professors and alumni by offering training, support and access to an extensive network of mentors, entrepreneurs and business professionals. ACE Venture Lab thus empowers Amsterdam-based innovators to create high impact ventures.

You can join the ACE Venture Lab program in different stages of developing your startup. Get a taste of entrepreneurship during the two-day Explore Program, or sign up for the biannual Bootcamp program; a full week of workshops and coaching to help you get started! The Growth Program offers tailor-made support to startups who are developing into the next phase.

The supporting programs at ACE Venture Lab cover all stages of business creation and development, in order to teach you how to translate your science or hightech concept into a feasible company. For more information visit:

We are located at Startup Village, a community space for science based startups at Amsterdam Science Park.


Amsterdam Scientific Instruments
It is our mission to enable accelerated innovation for our customers by pushing the boundaries of technology for imaging applications. We create customer value by developing, building and delivering the best and most reliable equipment for the photon science community. Everything we create delivers on our vision to make the invisible visible.

Our core activities include:

  • Offer hybrid pixelated detectors for a broad range of applications both for scientific and industrial users
  • Always stay at the forefront of scientific and technological developments and employ it as quickly as possible
  • Stimulate knowledge transfer between scientific institutes and the industry by providing an open and collaborative culture
  • Strong partnerships that increase the likelihood of innovations and sustainable growth opportunities for all parties involved

Donders Institute
Cognitive Neuroscience studies the cognitive and neural basis of mental processes such as perception, action, language, attention and memory.
This relatively young discipline seeks to unravel the workings of the human brain. What happens in our brains when we do what we do? How is this fascinating, unbelievably complex ‘micro cosmos’ inside our skulls organised? How do those billions of nerve cells collaborate in an organ no bigger than half a football?

Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience
Research in the field of cognitive neuroscience is one of the spearheads in the research policy of Radboud University. More than five hundred scientists from various faculties and top institutes have joined forces in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour to unravel the workings of the human brain, step by step and bit by bit. They work closely together, exchanging expertise and sharing state-of-the-art research equipment. The Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience (DGCN), of which the MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) programme is a part, provides the teaching. A unique multi-disciplinary Master’s programme. Are you interested in the human brain? Would you like to conduct research into the workings of the brain and join an enthusiastic, international group of top researchers? Then the DGCN is the place to be, with its multi-faculty Master’s programme in Cognitive

Neuroscience (MSc CNS). 
The MSc CNS programme takes two years and is, of course, of a scientific orientation. There is a strong emphasis on experimental research. After all, what counts is handson research experience. This master’s programme is unique in the Netherlands.