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Author: Bart Brouwers

Swiss Meat Producer is investing in Dutch cultured meat company Mosa Meat

With a big help from Switzerland’s largest – real – meat producer, the production of cultured meat just received a major push forward. Through a Series A fundraising, Maastricht based Mosa Meat received 7.5 million euros, which will be used to develop an end-to-end process for cultured meat production at a significantly reduced cost. The endpoint of the funding will allow the company to prepare for the construction of a pilot production plant for the introduction of a premium product in 2021. An investment in cultured meat is a logical step for a company in the meat business, Lorenz Wyss,...

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Smoothly from 4G to 6G thanks to TU/e-spinoff MaxWaves

Wireless technology to move from 4G to 5G – and thus boost the speed of connections – is what we all want. But in the meantime, a research group at the TU Eindhoven is already fully occupied with 6G, as a result of which data speeds will at least be a hundred times higher than they are now. The TU/e-spinoff MaxWaves, which wants to commercialize this idea, has been funded for an NWO-Take-off feasibility study. In the system, developed in the research group of Professor Bart Smolders at the Department of Electrical Engineering, the antennas direct the signals electronically...

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EuroTech Universities ask for more EU funding for Research & Innovation

To successfully translate Europe’s technology and science into innovations with societal impact, much more money is needed than the 100 billion the European Commission has now proposed in the Horizon Europe programme. EuroTech Universities, a collaboration between the Technological universities of Munich, Eindhoven, Lausanne, Paris, and Copenhagen, has composed a declaration in which it explains why “at least €120 billion, or even €160 billion” is needed. “The proposed budget increase for R&I to €100 billion in the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 is highly welcomed, but not ambitious enough to deliver the programme’s objectives of providing a major impetus...

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Solliance is testing 72 meters of flexible solar cells in crash barrier

For the first time in the world, flexible solar cells have been installed on a crash barrier. It is a stretch of 72 meters on a crash barrier next to the provincial road N194 near Heerhugowaard. It is a test with flexible foil with solar cells. With this pilot, research institute Solliance (based at High Tech Campus Eindhoven) and the province of North Holland are investigating whether energy can be generated in a safe and sustainable manner for road lighting and matrix boards, or for supply to the electricity grid. The trial lasts a year. Solar cells can be...

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NXP and Siemens in top-5 of US-dominated IoT ONE 500 Index

NXP Semiconductors and Siemens Digital Factory have entered the top-5 of the annual IoT ONE 500 Index. By this, they have been named two of the world’s most impactful Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) companies based on recent research by IoT ONE. NXP reached fourth place, Siemens DF fifth. Together with Swiss ABB (placed #10), they are the only non-American companies in the top-10. The rest of the top-500 is also dominated by companies from the US. Germany has three more companies in the top-20: SAP, Siemens (the mother company), and Bosch. NXP is based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, but also has...

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Excellent first half of 2018 for ASML, “second half even stronger”

At ASML, even the sky seems to be offering no limits. With net sales of € 2.74 billion in the second quarter of 2018 (up from 2.3 billion in the first quarter), and a net income of €584 million (up from €540) the results were far above expectations. Gross margin is 43.3 percent (48 percent in the first quarter). ASML expects net sales to be stable in the third quarter, but a gross margin which again reaches more than 47 percent. “After an excellent first half of 2018, we expect the second half to be even stronger, with improved...

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The emergence of unthinkable solutions at imec Netherlands

“If you can already think of a solution, it’s apparently not good enough.” Director John Baekelmans has set the bar quite high for his people at imec Netherlands. The Dutch branch of the originally Flemish research institute that is housed at the High Tech Campus Holst Centre together with the Dutch TNO, is a world leader in applied research around Internet-of-Things and Connected Health. “Embracing a Better Life: with this slogan, imec wants to make clear to the world which goals it pursues. And no matter how successful, no one will ever find a product called imec – or...

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The future of traveling, according to Eindhoven Airport

Right at the moment of the announcement that Eindhoven Airport will be a pilot case for the national aviation policy, the airport is also coming up with its own vision of the future. With the cooperation of Amber Mobility and PostNL, Eindhoven Airport made a 5-minute video that should give you a feeling of what traveling will look like in the near future. A key role in this is played by the travel app that works on facial recognition. This starts with the selfie that is made at home for check-in but continues throughout the process, up to and...

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After Munich, Philips also signs deals with hospitals of Cologne

Next to Städtische Klinikum München – which we reported on recently – Royal Philips has also signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with the Kliniken der Stadt Köln (Clinics of Cologne). Philips will be responsible for the delivery, upgrade, replacement and maintenance services of advanced medical imaging solutions to support precision diagnosis and therapy. Philips will also help to improve the hospital’s radiology workflows to further enhance the quality and efficiency of its care, as well as patient and staff satisfaction. Workflows in Cologne Under the terms of the agreement with the Kliniken der Stadt Köln, valued at approximately...

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Brainport National Agenda for Action is National Policy as of now

€370 million in investments can now be filled in As of today, the Brainport National Agenda for Action is a national policy. The Cabinet, which had already shown itself to be positive, today officially embraced the initiative that came into being in Eindhoven last year. This was done by co-publishing the Brainport National Action Agenda together with Brainport Eindhoven and the province of North Brabant. This Agenda for Action supports the knowledge-intensive manufacturing industry, by investing more deeply in new technologies and by improving the region’s business climate. By doing so, the government wants to take a step towards...

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