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Author: Maarten Steinbuch

Tomorrow is Good: World Champions in Football

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, Tessie Hartjes, and Auke Hoekstra, Innovation Origins tries to find out what the future will look like. All six contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn, about Robot Football. Here are all the previously published columns. Yes! We’ve done it again: world football champion! With robots, that is. With our TechUnited team from the Eindhoven University of Technology. For the fourth time, and in a beautiful...

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Tomorrow is Good: Eindhoven Engine projects

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. The Engine starts to revolve. We are in the process of defining the first projects, and we would like to get started quickly. The Eindhoven Engine has to become a concept. How to accelerate innovation...

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Tomorrow is Good: Building Bridges

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. Last week I attended an international medical congress for ENT-doctors and brain surgeons. They often perform very complex operations for which they practice for many years to get exactly to a malignant condition in...

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Tomorrow is Good: the Knowledge Workers Deal

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. Who remembers, at the end of 2008? Almost ten years ago now. The banking crisis and the unprecedented economic downturn. I remember the people at DAF telling me that in one week the orders...

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Tomorrow is Good: The Ten Commandments of Holst

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. This year, the Eindhoven Engine will be shaped: a new way of collaborating and innovating. Young students, together with an experienced staff of institutions and companies, on colocation and very agile, flexible, via content and problem-setting...

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Tomorrow is Good: 2018

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. It was the warmest new year’s eve in years. On average, the earth has warmed up again, and the question is whether 2018 will again break records in terms of climate? In this series, we...

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Tomorrow is Good: 2030

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. With the cold weather, the winter really comes. And at the end of this December month we close the year 2017, and enter 2018, with or without fireworks. And then it’s only 12 years....

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Tomorrow is Good: Realising Dreams

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. I have just returned from a week in India. The first week as a part-time entrepreneur! We visited hospitals, walked between many patients, spoke with surgeons, gave lectures and listened to a lot of people. And experienced...

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Tomorrow is Good: A Sunny Future

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the published columns. It’s autumn and yet I feel happy and sunny. Last week I read that in Saudi Arabia the price of solar energy has now reached a historically low value of 1.67 eurocent per kWh. I say it again, in another way: only 0.0167 €/kWh! You and I pay around 0.21 €/kWh for electricity from our power outlet, including a large amount of taxes and network costs. The electricity from solar panels has dropped in price very rapidly, much faster than even the official authorities have predicted. Such prices simply represent a disrupting process: a complete reorientation of the energy sector. Ok, here the sun shines less, but if it is so cheap there, a lot of solar power stations will be built, in all countries where there is a lot of sunshine, just because it is cheaper. And that makes for cheaper solar panels again. And so the price is going to drop here too. A Kodak moment appears. Earn money by sustainability. Moreover, the...

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Recommended: Homo Deus

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it‘s Maarten Steinbuch’s turn. Here are all the prior editions of [TOMORROW IS GOOD] At the end of the holidays, I like to take a moment and think about a book that I read this summer: Homo Deus by the historian Yuval Harari. He describes...

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