An articulated truck driving across Europe on autopilot will be a major step in the digitalization of the trucking industry and will fundamentally change it over the long term.
Based on the four editorial themes of sustainability, mobility, health and digital, the editors of Innovation Origins look back on 2020 with a summary of the most noteworthy news stories.
A Dutch consortium is investigating the production of rubber using latex from dandelions. It offers a sustainable alternative to latex from rubber trees.
"It is a technical issue and a didactic issue at the same time: how do you serve a class equally well inside and outside the school environment?"
"We want to give the consumer the experience of eating meat"
"As many people as possible who would otherwise be or would become unemployed should be able to undertake an effective retraining trajectory”
"Precisely because Brabant is a densely populated conurbation, the pressure here is high to develop smart solutions"
The Eindhoven based startup combines biofeedback technology with music to drastically reduce the effects of stress
TestGorilla is an online tool that allows remote, efficient and bias-free assessment of applicants by means of a pre-selection screening process.
"The prerequisite for an inclusive society is that everyone feels at home here. So: care for housing, a well-functioning infrastructure, clean air and a vibrant city"
"It is by working together that companies can maintain and even increase their competitiveness."
"For our cycling country with more than one and a half million electric bikes, it's a nice innovation - and a possible export product"
"The power of the Brainport region gives the city something that others lack"
The Municipality of Rotterdam is investing in five different companies that are active in the field of smart energy systems. The municipality hopes to achieve the Rotterdam Climate Agreement by doing
Being able to consult a colleague's expertise remotely is one of the possibilities that ZuidOostZorg is putting to the test with GemVision's SmartGlass.
Rotterdam Zoo is building an innovative rainwater storage system for reusing rainwater. The system is made up of Bufferblocks and a biofilter system, Bluebloqs.
Dutch cultured meat manufacturer Mosa Meat is receiving 75 million US dollars in funding to expand its production facility.
Aniela Hoitink thinks that it is easier to change fashion production than consumer behavior. With fabric made of compostable mycelium (mushroom roots) she could succeed.
Research conducted by the European Patent Office: "This concerns a major shift towards a fully data-driven economy."
Sahar Yadegari, managing director of the VHTO Expertise Center, wants to make girls aware of their own capabilities and the career prospects of a technical study at an early age.