How education is evolving; students now learn through challenge-based learning

Students at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) are no longer sitting in the lecture halls as much as they used to. Education is focusing more and more on the practical side, which means on the actual application of technological knowledge. Student teams are...

New methodology for defining turbulent flows

The effect of turbulent flows is obvious. As yet, these have not been scientifically defined and remains one of the biggest unsolved problems in science. A global team of leading physicists now wants to resolve this dilemma with a new methodology. Turbulent flows are...

Start-up of the day: This is how you make prams and wheelchairs fit for winter

Whether with a pram or in a wheelchair - anyone who travels in snow with small wheels has a hard time. Moving around becomes an immense effort. Patrick Mayer demonstrates how ingeniously this problem can be solved. The former snowboard professional was himself bound...

TU Munich: Incarnation of the H-1 robot

Scientists surrounding Prof. Gordon Cheng from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) recently gave the robot H-1 a biologically inspired artificial skin. With this skin, (which is the largest organ in humans by the way), the digital being will now be able to feel...

Tomorrow is good: How we fail and why it matters

I regularly speak at so-called FuckUp Nights, events where people talk about failed projects and companies. I like the format very much. To be able to talk about something implies that we have acknowledged and reflected on it. This kind of conversation has always...

Start-up of the week: charging your car can be done in minutes

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day have been featured and on Saturday we will choose the week’s...

Lack of team spirit? That’s why so few German scientists become entrepreneurs

In the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 issued by the World Economic Forum in 2018, Germany ranked third behind the USA and Singapore as a top location for world-class research. In terms of innovative capacity, Germany was in fact the undisputed leader of the 140...

Become a better manager by doing judo? This former top athlete teaches you how

Ever since she was very young, Jennifer Wichers had been in training every day to win an Olympic gold medal in judo. She recently had to let go of that dream. She is still busy with judo, albeit more as a metaphor for entrepreneurship. Her company stems from her...

Start-up of the day: This is how you make prams and wheelchairs fit for winter

Whether with a pram or in a wheelchair - anyone who travels in snow with small wheels has a hard time. Moving around becomes an immense effort. Patrick Mayer demonstrates how ingeniously this problem can be solved. The former snowboard professional was himself bound...

Best read: Trial-and-error with self-driving buses

The first presentation of the Alexander Dennis Enviro200 bus back in March already attracted a great deal of interest. Several videos of this autonomous bus were circulated on the internet. It is...

Tomorrow is good: How we fail and why it matters

I regularly speak at so-called FuckUp Nights, events where people talk about failed projects and companies. I like the format very much. To be able to talk about something implies that we have...

New methodology for defining turbulent flows

The effect of turbulent flows is obvious. As yet, these have not been scientifically defined and remains one of the biggest unsolved problems in science. A global team of leading physicists now...

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Discover the future at the World Design Embassies

From climate change, safety and mobility to circularity, health care and water: these are all themes that challenge the growing world population. At Innovation Origins we are looking for solutions...

E-car batteries as much as ten percent smaller

Valmet Automotive has introduced a battery management system (BMS) based on single-cell monitoring. It not only sends the individual cell data wirelessly to the BMS. It creates the data basis for...

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