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Tomorrow is Good: how hype delays innovation

We all try our hand at predicting things. But how good are those predictions? The Danish Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1922, Niels Bohr, spoke these wise words: making predictions is very...

Record amounts for German start-ups

German start-ups raised more money last year than ever before. This is a ray of hope following the realization that the German economy has seen the weakest growth in six years. The favourable news...

Social robots can help children learn

Studying together with a social robot can help children learn. Researchers at the University of Twente (UT) discovered that primary school children are better able to explain what they are studying...

Financing round for German solar car

The German company Sono Motors which makes electric cars with solar panels on the roof  saw the bottom of the greenhouse come into view last year. More money had to be put on the table, but the...

Start-up of the Day: reha buddy helps rehab at home

Physical therapy following, for example, hip surgery is fine. But what does a patient do when he is back home? Physical therapists and doctors can now follow that with the help of the app reha...

My boiler almost takes off – What to do?

The climate is changing and we are all going to notice the consequences, all over the world. There are plenty of plans to prepare for this or even to reverse the process. But as an alderman for a...

Reforestation may cause rivers to dry up

Trees are regarded as the lungs of the earth. That’s because they absorb and store carbon dioxide greenhouse gases as they grow. And that’s also why climate conservationists around the...

Start-up of the week: Hours of guilt-free shower time

”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...

Editorial: Lack of money is a guarantee of failure

The Netherlands is a country with ambitions. It is also a country with challenges. We should be a knowledge economy. We have an energy transition to make. The population is ageing, and healthcare...

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