Subsidies & Funding

We empower medical innovation

Project Management

We manage research & innovation projects

Business Strategy

We support successful commercialisation



VUmc is a university medical center, closely associated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam). Its core objectives are to deliver patient care in close association with scientific research, academic teaching & postgraduate training.

VUmc research focuses on human health and life sciences. It is organized into five major themes:

  • Oncology
  • Neurosciences
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Movement sciences
  • Public health, primary care & long-term care

Research in an international context:

  • VUmc research is strongly translational: from bench to bedside to society.
  • VUmc participates in 64 projects funded out of the European Commissionfs Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) with a total funding of approximately 25 million euros.
  • In 2013, VUmc was awarded a total of 80.3 million euros in external research funding.
  • With 26% success rate in grant applications, VUmc is above the European average.
  • Between 2008 and 2012, VUmc published 8,113 international scientific articles. By the end of 2013 these papers were cited 107,683 times. VUmc also produces between 100 and 150 PhD graduates each year.

ttopstart has had - and still continues to have - ample interaction with many clinicians and scientists to support research and commercialisation of new innovations from lab and clinic.

More information

VUmc Scientific Research