NordicNeuroLab: improving treatment of depression with MRI-based technology

The DEPREDICT project received a 3-year €2.3 million award from Eureka Eurostars, which supports consortium projects of up to 5 partners, led by an R&D performing SME. Read our interview with Marte Theuen, PhD, who was Project Coordinator of DEPREDICT for 1.5 years, until stepping down from her position as Chief Technology Officer at NordicNeuroLab…

Gondola Medical Technologies

Francesco Cecchini is the co-founder and CEO of Gondola Medical Technologies and a long term client of Catalyze. Catalyze provided a review for the company’s application for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program (EIC Accelerator Grant) and provides ongoing project management support to the project. The application resulted in the award of…

Hybridize: developing new RNA platform technology for anti-viral therapies

We met with Dr. Eric van der Veer, CSO and co-founder of Hybridize Therapeutics B.V., to discuss their being awarded a €250,000 loan from the NWO Take-off 2 program, gain insight into the plans of the company, and hear about their experiences of receiving funding application support from Catalyze. Eline Vrijland (CEO) and Eric van…

FUNC-BIOINK: Revolutionizing Drug Discovery

Read on to learn about the FUNC-BIOINK project. This project is a 3 year-collaboration between Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam (ACTA), a world top-three leading educational and research institution in dentistry and CELLINK, a global leader in bioinks and 3D bioprinting. The project received a €900k subsidy from the Eurostars programme. We asked Dr….

Onera: developing next generation sleep disorder diagnostic solutions

We spoke with Onera Founder and VP Product, Soukaina Adnane, and Project Coordinator and Engineer, Ketki Chawla, about their recent EIC Accelerator grant win of €2.5 million. They shared the challenges of applying to such a prestigious grant, their perseverance in applying 3 times before winning, what they learned along the way, and how their…

CBIG-SCREEN: Improving cervical cancer screening strategy

We met with Professor Marc Bardou from the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), who is leading Horizon 2020 funded project, ‘CBIG-SCREEN’. The project received a €3.66 million award from the prestigious ‘Health, Demographic Change, and Wellbeing’ work program, dedicated to ‘Better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems’. CBIG-SCREEN…

Saverna

Interview with Dr. Kamal Azzaoui, CEO and co-founder of Saverna Therapeutics. With the support of the Catalyze Switzerland team, the BUTTERFLY project, led by Saverna Therapeutics, won a €1.4 million award from the Eurostars programme, which supports international and collaborative R&D projects led by small- and medium- sized enterprises. The project began on April 1st…

EHRA-PATHS: Addressing multimorbidity in atrial fibrillation patients

Read on to learn about the EHRA-PATHS project, led by Professor Hein Heidbuchel, Antwerp University and Past-President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (2018-2020). The project received a €6 million subsidy from the Horizon 2020 BHC24 Programme. Prof. Heidbuchel described his experiences in receiving our Funding Application service.   Reflecting on the partnership with Catalyze…

Aegirbio: Point-of-care diagnostic device for COVID-19

After a successful Eurostars application in the October 2020 funding round, Aegirbio have been awarded €419,750 to perform their ‘TESTOMETIC’ project, for the development of a novel point-of-care diagnostic platform for COVID-19. Dr. Bradley Messmer, CSO, and Dr. Ela Heussen, Director of Corporate Strategy at Abreos Biosciences, describe the project and experience of applying to…

AMT Medical: Making open-heart bypass surgeries a thing of the past

AMT Medical CEO Rutger Tulleken and Catalyze have an age-old collaboration dating back a decade before the inception of AMT Medical, and to the very early days of Catalyze. Since Rutger Tulleken founded AMT Medical, Catalyze has supported their applications to numerous major grant programs, with funding awarded by many, such as Eurostars, MIT R&D…