Linda Bak

Linda Bak is a writer with a fascination for statistics. In addition to words, she also uses figures to tell journalistic stories. She is always looking for new facts and special developments in her city.

How games for patients relieve the pressure on healthcare

After a long day at work, lots of people want to play a game on their phone or iPad. Aimlessly move the candies in CandyCrush, relax and clear your head. That’s great, at least for some. But what if your candy combinations in the game do have a goal, for example, to help a scientist develop...

Solar power surplus: ‘We need to use it more efficiently in future’

In order to have a CO2-neutral society and economy by 2050, we’re in the process of switching to sustainable energy. It sounds logical; solar panels on the roof and an electric car outside the front door. But in order to keep all of society running with sustainable energy, we need more...

Is working from home a permanent solution for the morning rush hour?

The first brief traffic jams after the lockdown are a fact. Where we could fire a proverbial cannon down most roads in recent months, we are now back on the road a lot more often. Images of overcrowded beaches and woodlands pass us by, but also office buildings seem to be gradually filling up...

Prostate cancer detected faster & better with new 3D-imaging tech

Detecting prostate cancer with new ultrasound imaging technology. Angiogenesis Analytics, a spin-off from the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), wants to bring this method of diagnosis to the market within four years. Annually, 1.5 million men worldwide undergo the diagnostic process....

Students as consultants for start-ups: ‘a win-win situation’

A student consultant who shares their ideas with you about all kinds of problems and strategic choices which a start-up has to deal with. At High Tech Campus Eindhoven, this has turned out to be a recipe for success. Students from Fontys University of Applied Sciences can do their internship as a...

Cyclists can ride faster with Speeco’s custom made armrest

Studying and performing sports at a high level, many people see this as a difficult combination. Especially if you also want to add your innovative solutions in an entrepreneurial setting. For Noah van Horen and Jules de Cock, it turns out differently. The two time trial riders combine cycling...

‘Connect in the real world, not just on Facebook’

Technology plays an ever-increasing role in our lives. Every day, new technological innovations emerge that improve efficiency in traffic, healthcare or the office, for example. Onging improvement has become part of our lives. But don’t we lose sight of our loved ones in the process? Four...

Start-up of the Day: Smart monitor saves babies’ lives in Africa

More than thirty babies on an incubator ward with a single nurse. This is quite normal in African hospitals. The nurse is always busy with the day-to-day care. Identifying early symptoms of disease is difficult then. Monitors for keeping an eye on the heartbeat or blood pressure (such as we are...

EU budget for research and innovation is utterly inadequate

The European Union (EU) must drastically increase the budget for research and innovation. That is the view of Jan van den Biesen, an independent Dutch policy advisor. Horizon Europe, the successor to Horizon 2020, is the latest program where European scientists and research projects can secure...

TU Eindhoven aims for a leading role in European research

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) aims to take the lead in European research projects over the coming year. These are research projects within Horizon Europe, the new program that the European Union will be using to support research and innovation from 2021 onwards. TU/e wants to raise...

This is the healthcare of the future, but who’s going to pay for it?

The population is rising and we are getting older and older. As a result, healthcare is becoming more and more expensive. We need to redesign our systems in order to keep healthcare manageable and affordable. Technology can play an important role in this. For example, two start-ups in the South...

Faster Netflix? Yes, but 5G is especially important for innovation

In the coming year you will be able to use the new mobile network 5G at initial locations in the Netherlands. Apart from providing faster Netflix streaming, the network contributes to developments such as autonomous driving. The 5G network is faster and more reliable than its 4G predecessor and...

Start-up of the Day: ‘Every child should learn how to program’

The digital world is expanding all the time. ICT plays a significant role in this. Basic knowledge about programming is becoming more and more important in order to hold your own as a person and an employee in this rapidly developing world and labour market. Programming and coding are gradually...

Start-up of the Day: Convert your old diesel into a hybrid

We have to abandon fossil fuels. Combustion engines in cars and vans are being replaced by batteries. Electric driving is a good solution for passenger cars, but for vans it is more complicated. Fully electric vans often have insufficient charging capacity as the batteries are already relatively...

The autonomous Haga Shuttle: a fine match between man and machine

The population and the economy in the Metropolitan region of Rotterdam and The Hague (MRDH) are on the rise. There are more and more train and subway passengers and the number of cars and trucks is steadily increasing. However, the railway and road networks cannot expand any further owing to a...

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