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Matchmaking for upcoming Horizon Europe calls

In academia, knowing which grants one can apply to and who to work with is crucial and can define whether or not a researcher receives a specific funding. Th...

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‘Personal data as anything and everything’ under the GDPR

Understanding the complex link between AI and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires diving into the Regulation's material reach. This includ...

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Developing Impacter: an LLM based proof-of-concept

After 6 months, Max's internship as come to an end. In this blog post he writes about his experience at Impacter. On the 4th of September, I started my ...

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EARMA Conference Odense 2024

This year’s [EARMA Conference](https://earma.org/conferences/earma-conference-odense-2024/) will take place between the 23rd and 25th of April in Odense, Den...

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ARMA-NL General Assembly

On November 24th, ARMA-NL had their yearly General Assembly (GA) meeting in Groningen and [Ana Rodrigues](https://www.linkedin.com/in/airodrigues/) was there...

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EARMA AI Day: AI in Horizon Europe Proposals and Evaluations

On Friday November 10th EARMA hosted the first AI Day in Brussels. The location was perfect for us, close enough to Utrecht to go back and forth in one day a...

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Developing Impacter: Integrating Llama2

In this blog post, Max Visscher gives us an update of his work in introducing Large Language Models in Impacter. After 2 months of development and smooth ...

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ARMA-NL conference in Lunteren

Last month, ARMA-NL hosted their first Annual two-day conference in Lunteren, The Netherlands. Our founder, [Paul Tuinenburg](https://www.linkedin.com/in/pau...

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Meet the team - Ana Rodrigues

[Ana Rodrigues](https://www.linkedin.com/in/airodrigues/) is the latest addition to our team, having joined Impacter in March 2023 as the customer success ma...

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Meet the team - Peter Lombaers

[Peter](https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-lombaers-ba3972196/), whose background is in mathematics, joined Impacter in 2020 as a Machine Learning Engineer. A...

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Meet the team - Martijn van Beers

Martijn started with Impacter in 2017, one year after Impacter was founded. Some time after doing his HBO in Eindhoven in computer science, he attended a dat...

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Meet the team - Tijmen Altena

It was only in 2016 that Paul and [Tijmen Altena](https://www.linkedin.com/in/tijmenaltena/) started to build Impacter. They wanted to help more researchers,...

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Large Language Models in Impacter - our new internship project

We are happy to introduce our new intern Max Visscher! He has started working with us the 1st of August, and he will be developing his project for the next m...

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Meet the team - Paul Tuinenburg

[Paul Tuinenburg](https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-tuinenburg/) is one of the founders of Impacter. He studied Innovation Sciences in Utrecht and, in a way, ...

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The story of Impacter

Starting a software company without knowing how to write code, but with knowledge about the impact policies in funding schemes: that’s the start of Impacter,...

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Feedback from an internship on LLMs

On our last blog post we shared with you that we were welcoming UvA interns at Impacter to help us look into Large Language Models, and if and how we could ...

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Should we be using ChatGPT?

Conversational Large Language Models such as ChatGPT show the revolutionary progress in the field of AI recently, and cause entire industries to stop and thi...

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Maximizing the impact of research data

OpenAI's ChatGPT, trained on extensive textual datasets from the internet, serves as a prime example of how research data can yield remarkable outcomes. It u...

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Our experience in the EARMA Conference in Prague

After last year’s successful conference in Oslo, last week we had the pleasure to attend[ EARMA](https://earma.org/) Conference in Prague, along with more ...

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First impressions as a Customer Success Manager

As of 1st of March, I am working as a customer success manager at Impacter and today I am reviewing and sharing this starting journey with you. During th...

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EARMA conference Prague 2023

Between the 24rd and 26th of April, the yearly EARMA conference will take place again, this year in [Prague](https://earma.org/conferences/earma-conference-p...

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Introduction of our Customer Success Manager

My name is Ana Rodrigues, I'm originally from Portugal and living in The Netherlands since 2013. I will be working as a Customer Success Manager at Impacter....

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Vacancy: Customer succes manager at Impacter

At Impacter, we believe in the power of academia! Academic insights help us to understand our world, solve society’s most urgent challenges and to inform tho...

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Narrative CV check also implemented in Vidi scheme

After the launch of the new ‘narrative CV’ check in Impacter, designed for the preproposal of the Veni (Dutch grant in the Talent Scheme) we were blown away ...

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New analysis in Impacter for narrative CV

Recently we launched a new analysis for our Impacter customers in the Netherlands! For now only available for the pre-proposal of the ‘Veni-talentscheme’ cal...

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Draft workprogramme matchmaking offer

Last year, we published a blog about the question we got from the University Medical Center Utrecht about automatically matching the draft workprogrammes in ...

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Evaluating the EARMA conference in Oslo

Three years ago was the last time the RMA network met at the EARMA conference, back then in Bologna. Last week there was again, finally, an in-person [EARMA ...

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The EARMA conference in Oslo

As regularly shown in our blogposts, and of course as can be seen in the Impacter platform, we are working on quite some innovative things. In the core, many...

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Improving the Impacter Search algorithms

Besides developing new ways to search through large amounts of texts like we explained in our previous blogs about the introduction of 'Active Learning' in o...

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Understanding text with Semantic Search

Recently, we launched our new [project search](https://impacter.eu/blog/launching-project-search-20) and we explained how our method 'active learning' makes ...

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Launching Project Search 2.0

At Impacter we believe in the power of connections. Bringing academics, policymakers and industry together who work on the same challenges is among the great...

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The success of Impacter when writing proposals

One of the most frequently asked questions we get from people when discussing Impacter is: ‘*How much will the use of Impacter increase our success when appl...

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Start of 2022 with continuing contracts

We are happy to announce that with the start of the new year the UMCU, UU and VU decided to continue their subscription to Impacter. And we are wrapping up t...

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To a happy and healthy 2022!

May 2022 make your dreams come true, happy new year! For us, 2021 was a successful year and after our deserved Christmas break we are looking forward to ma...

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Impacter and the Apache log4j vulnerability

Following the news of Shell4J, the security vulnerability in Apache Log4j (referenced as CVE-2021-44228), the Impacter team conducted an assessment of the co...

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Matching researchers with relevant policies

As one can see on the homepage of Impacter we support in delivering better grant proposals by analyzing your proposal automatically within our platform. In m...

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Enhancing knowledge flow towards SMEs

Last week, the Dutch advisory council for science, technology and innovation published their advice about grabbing opportunities as an entrepreneur with acad...

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FORTRAMA session

Next week, the German Research Manager Association [FORTRAMA](https://fortrama.net/) will host their online conference between 5 October and 8 October. On Th...

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Using technology to find relevant research funding

In earlier blogs, we explained our collaboration with ResearchConnect to help mutual customers to find relevant funding opportunities. With Impacter we focus...

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Impact in Horizon Europe

Already for years, societal impact is playing an important role in the scientific community. Both in evaluating academia (with the REF in the UK as most famo...

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Calltopics Horizon Europe added to Impacter

After a long wait, the call topics in Horizon Europe were published by the end of June! That’s actually where our work started to get all these call topics i...

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Pilot to test new funding e-mail service

Already for some time now, we closely collaborate with our partners from [RESEARCHconnect](https://www.myresearchconnect.com/) for all fund search related of...

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Explaining the SDG classifier

At Impacter we developed a machine learning classifier to calculate what Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are related to a given abstract. Read the [blo...

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Which Horizon Europe call fits best for your researchers?

With the new framework programme Horizon Europe it’s also a quest to find those calls that fit best with a researcher. In many universities, this translates ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations refer to big problems in society that need to be addressed right away. We created an analysis...

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EARMA digital conference 2021

Due to Covid, the yearly [EARMA conference](https://www.earmaconference.com/) went digital this year. Between April 14 and April 20 there was a full program ...

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Horizon Europe

No one, active in grant support, missed it; the new framework program Horizon Europe started. The successor of Horizon 2020 with an even higher budget, more...

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Measuring Readability

In an ideal world, all grant applications are probably just evaluated based on their academic merits. However, we know for a fact that reviewers are humans l...

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Introduction from our marketing intern

My name is Meha Ehamparam, and I am a 24-year-old studying International Business and Languages at the Avans University of Applied Sciences. A few weeks ago...

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Happy new year!

After a strange year we are looking forward to a healthy 2021! We ended 2020 with two new institutions that will start to use Impacter in 2021 (more informat...

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Update in Impacter SEARCH

# Update in Impacter SEARCH Last week, we restructured the Impacter platform. This only has implications for those using the SEARCH-module. The module with w...

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Talent Scheme Success

Due to Covid-19, the the outcomes of the 2019's Vidi and 2020's funding rounds were delayed. But last week, both lists were published. Impacter is happy to a...

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Impacter ready for the Green Deal calls

Recently, the Green Deal calls have been published by the EU. The European Green Deal is the plan to make the EU's economy sustainable. We can do this by tur...

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Impacter and RESEARCHconnect introduce new research funding tools

Impacter, together with Idox's RESEARCHconnect, has introduced new product features which provide research institutions with a streamlined way to focus resea...

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"Impacter gives easy to use and helpful feedback on knowledge utilisation paragraph"

*Researchers of Utrecht University (amongst others) can use the online tool Impacter for feedback on the societal impact section of their research proposal a...

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Impacter and RESEARCHconnect announce partnership!

Impacter is pleased to announce a new partnership with [RESEARCHconnect](https://www.researchconnect.eu/) to provide an enhanced suite of funding tools to he...

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Blogging for Researchers

You’ve probably considered if blogging is your cup of tea. And as a scientist, you have got enough research and education going on to keep you busy. So why a...

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Three year contract Impacter with UU/UMCU

We are happy to announce that for the coming three years, both the UU and UMCU will be using Impacter for writing better grant proposals. > As part of the U...

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The use of Impacter in Delft

**The use of Impacter in Delft** Last month, October 4th, the deadline of the Vidi expired, which is part of one of the bigger science funding schemes in th...

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Impacter becomes partner of ARMA-NL

As of last week, Impacter is now one of the partners of ARMA-NL, the brand new Dutch Association for professionals in European and (international) externally...

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Impacter expands service to Sweden

Impacter has just launched in Sweden! Impacter is a software platform that helps researchers to write better grant proposals. Impacter supports researchers ...

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Data Management in Grant Proposals

Hello! I am Baharak Bakhtiari. Since May 2018, I’m working on my Masters Thesis at Utrecht university with Tijmen Altena and Marco Spruit (my current superv...

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Too fundamental to utilize?

*This is a repost of an earlier blog on IDfuse.nl. It has not, however, lost significance. Funders such as NWO are emphasizing the opt-out for fundamental r...