EdgeLeap and UMCU at the Design, Research & Innovation festival

New developments in data technology, availability of self-monitoring devices, and raised self-empowerment in health maintenance stimulate innovative approaches to health and wellness management.

EdgeLeap and University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) are organizing “Meaningful data & smart fashion” session at the DRIVE festival (25-26 October 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands) to steer discussion on how leveraging innovations in data science leads to faster and better informed decisions in healthcare. A case from the UMCU Psychiatry department will be discussed, where EdgeLeap helped to set up a sustainable and collaborative data science environment and bring data-driven insights closer to the bedside.

See you in Eindhoven!

Do you have the right tools to get the best out of your data science team?

You have plenty of data, a solid IT infrastructure, and a team of data scientists on board. Still struggling to streamline your data processes? You are not alone. Read on to find out how EdgeLeap helped the data team of UMCU Psychiatry department to set up a sustainable and collaborative data science environment and bring data-driven insights closer to the bedside.

EdgeLeap at the top

We kicked off 2017 in our new space at the top floor of Hooghiemstraplein 15! High ceilings, authentic details and “sky is the limit” skylights promise an inspirational place for EdgeLeap to work, play & grow in the coming year. The first office is nearly ready: we look forward to greeting you there!

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EdgeLeap partners with 9 million euro research programme to fight heart failure

EdgeLeap has partnered with the innovative multidisciplinary program FIGHT-HF, setting out to revolutionize the management of patients with heart failure. Over a period of five years, and powered by a budget of 9 million euros, the FIGHT-HF program coordinated by the University Hospital of Nancy, University of Lorraine, and INSERM, will leverage large patient datasets, cutting edge data science technology, and clinical expertise to realize precision medicine for heart failure.

Read the full press release here.

Integrating knowledge repositories: proceeding talk at ECCB 2016

Much of the biological knowledge accumulated over the last decades is stored in different databases governed by various organizations and institutes. To rapidly connect these vast knowledge repositories, our associate PhD student Georg Summer has built the Network Library: a framework and toolset to rapidly integrate different knowledge sources to build a network biology resource for a specific application. At the 15th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), held on September 3-7 2016 in The Hague, The Netherlands, Georg has an opportunity to present his work on the interactions of genes related to heart failure with miRNAs and diseases through the integration of 6 databases. You can read the full publication here.





Network Library: a framework and toolset to rapidly integrate different knowledge sources to build a network biology resource for a specific application. At the 15th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), held on September 3-7 2016 in The Hague, The Netherlands, Georg has an opportunity to present his work on the interactions of genes related to heart failure with miRNAs and diseases through the integration of 6 databases.”>

How to boost your business using data science?

More than 100 agrifood entrepreneurs had opportunity to learn how to use data as a success factor in marketing healthy food at Marijana’s lecture at the summer event ‘With healthy foods to the market ” that took place in Agrifood Plaza’ s-Hertogenbosch. You can read the digest of the event here (sorry, only in dutch!)

AgriFoodTop 2016: From science to business

On 1st of June, the annual networking event of Dutch Agri & Food sector took place in Wageningen, The Netherlands. In the session “Unravelling the biology behind percievable consumer benefits” lead by Rolf Bos (TIFN / Friesland Campina), EdgeLeap was invited to provide an overview of current and envisioned developments in Dutch data landscape. Next to interpreting the outcomes of the Agri & Food data management inventory survey, Marijana shared EdgeLeap’s take on what is needed in order to seize the “high hanging fruit” of agri & food sector: societal impact and economic benefits. For more insights, get in touch!

Empowering data-driven decisions for Topsector Agri & Food

Topsector Agri & Food recognises the importance of leveraging an integrated data approach and capturing the full value of data to boost data-driven opportunities in agri & food business. To design an optimal strategy for strengthening data handling and stewardship capacities in the Dutch Agri & Food sector, Topsector Agri & Food, TIFN (Top Institute Food & Nutrition) and DTL (Dutch Techcentre for Lifesciences) have partnered with EdgeLeap to map and analyse current and future opportunities in data storage, handling, and analysis for the sector stakeholders. The “Agri & Food data management inventory” survey, which will serve as a baseline measurement of data practices and needs of the sector can be found at the DTL website.

Please share your views on data-driven Agri & Food business to help us understand how we can help you!

VMT Food Event 2016: Personalised Nutrition and Big data in Food industry

At the VMT Food Event 2016, VMT this year brings together food industry leaders under the theme “Digital food revolution”. Within the Personalised Nutrition and Big data session, EdgeLeap will give a lecture on using data science to bridge the gap between data generation and data-driven decision making in food and nutrition industry. The ability to collect, organize and exploit diverse and abundant information drives competitive edge in development and positioning of healthy products. To leverage investments in data generation and stay ahead in an increasingly data-driven world, companies need to keep up with the fast moving data science field. Join EdgeLeap to discuss challenges and opportunities in making data science work in food and nutrition R&D!