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Biorecognition student wins international contest

Maite Bezem, a master’s student in the Biorecognition research group, was a member of the team that won the international Sci-preneurship Contest held in Brussels.

The winner of the Sci-preneurship 2011 contest was "Fresh Meat", with Maite...
The winner of the Sci-preneurship 2011 contest was "Fresh Meat", with Maite Bezem on the team.
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Grichka Martinetti

Last week Intel Corporation and «Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise Europe» announced the winner of the first Sci-preneurship student contest in Brussels, a European competition where teams of students from 20 participating countries worked together in mixed international teams to design projects that could have a significant positive impact on society.

Maria Teresa (Maite) Bezem, a master’s student in Nanoscience in the Biorecognition research group, was a member of the team that won the contest. Maite, together with her team members from Hungary, the Netherlands, and Portugal, developed an idea for an innovative microscope device which integrates Nano technology and image recognition technologies to determine how close a food product is to expiry.

Participating teams were also offered the opportunity to further develop their ideas. INVESTIN Poland, an advanced technology incubator, will support the teams to refine their business plans and find investors.

Source: Ja-Ye Europe