Arjan Paans

Arjan Paans is editor-in-chief of Innovation Origins DE. Between 2003 and 2008 he worked in Berlin as a foreign correspondent. Aftewards he was a news manager for several Dutch newspapers. Arjan is married en has one son.

100 Years Bauhaus – A German-Dutch Co-Production

One hundred years ago, the Bauhaus architectural movement began in Germany. Until the Nazis came to power (and afterwards), the entrepreneurial and innovative architectural style should have a major impact on architects all around the world. An important factor in the success of Bauhaus was the...

Dutch researchers: Don’t disregard the combustion engine

TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research, was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge. As an organisation regulated by public law, they are independent: not part of any government, university or company.  Until the year 2050, the...

A device against depression?

At the Maastricht Health Campus, the startup EmoSys has developed a neuroscience-based portable solution for the treatment of depression. The device produces electrical impulses that stimulate the nerves involved in smiling and laughing. Our cartoonist Albert Jan Rasker knows what to do with it....

Quantum mechanics for barflies

Our article about Schrödinger’s cat – a 1935 thought experiment by physicist Erwin Schrödinger – was one of the best read pieces of the past week. Cartoonist Albert-Jan Rasker has his own view....

“I.O. makes contacts easy to grasp”

When the German version of I.O. went online on June 4, 2018, a platform was born that focuses on everything around technical and technological innovations. Its goal is not only to gather and publish news in these fields but, ideally, also contribute to new national and international...

Four Million Euros to Project that compares innovation in 10 countries

SCALINGS, a research project that compares co-creative innovation practices in 10 European countries, has received a European subsidy of 4 million euros. According to Professor Isabelle Reymen of the TU/e, the project, in which the technical universities of Munich and Eindhoven, among others,...

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