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Amsterdam partners launch data exchange centre

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The University of Amsterdam has teamed up with several partners to launch a data exchange programme in support of research and innovation.

The institution and four other founders, including the not-for-profit Amsterdam Economic Board and Surf, an ICT-focused association of universities and research institutes, have put €1.5 million into the Amsterdam Data Exchange platform. The programme, known as Amdex, will facilitate the sharing of digital information and services between participants. A further €1.2m has been provided by the European Regional Development Fund.

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