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[TOMORROW IS GOOD] Carlo van de Weijer: The Mobile Voter

Tomorrow is good. In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer and Daan Kersten, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors are – in addition to their ‘normal’ groundbreaking work – linked to the SingularityU The Netherlands, the organization that focuses on spreading knowledge about technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it’s Carlo van de Weijer‘s turn. By Carlo van de Weijer Close before the elections, I am, as someone who is extremely interested in mobility, trawling through the...

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Singularity’s Global Impact Challenge is looking for “Moonshot Ideas”

SingularityU the Netherlands, with its residence at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, is looking for the best ideas to fight the consequences of climate change. The one person with the best idea will join the Global Solutions Program (GSP), a 9-week educational program held each year from June through August at the Singularity University campus at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. The value of the prize is €50,000 and is fully covered by SingularityU The Netherlands. “The 2017 SingularityU The Netherlands Global Impact Challenge is aiming to find the most innovative Dutch entrepreneurs with moonshot ideas that leverage exponential technology to...

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[TOMORROW IS GOOD] Maarten Steinbuch: Entrepreneurship

Tomorrow is good. In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer and Daan Kersten, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors are – in addition to their ‘normal’ groundbreaking work – linked to the SingularityU The Netherlands, the organization that focuses on spreading knowledge about technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it’s Maarten Steinbuch‘s turn. By Maarten Steinbuch In early January, I was part of the Dutch Trade Mission to Silicon Valley, the Walhalla for start-ups and entrepreneurship. Together...

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[TOMORROW IS GOOD] Lucien Engelen: Climate Change Deniers in Health Care

Tomorrow is good. In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer and Daan Kersten, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors are – in addition to their ‘normal’ groundbreaking work – linked to theSingularityU The Netherlands, the organization that focuses on spreading knowledge about technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it’s Lucien Engelen‘s turn. By Lucien Engelen Over the course of the past months we’ve seen the establishment being genuinely surprised at the outcomes of polls, referenda and elections. Much...

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[TOMORROW IS GOOD] Lucien Engelen: always-everywhere-internet from space

Tomorrow is good. In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer and Daan Kersten, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors are – in addition to their ‘normal’ groundbreaking work – linked to theSingularityU The Netherlands, the organization that focuses on spreading knowledge about technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it’s Lucien Engelen‘s turn. By Lucien Engelen Last week I had an interview for a government-issued research on connectivity in the digital age. Great questions and discussions about where connectivity –...

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[TOMORROW IS GOOD] Complicated life ahead

Tomorrow is good. In a weekly column, alternately written by Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, Daan Kersten and Lucien Engelen, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors are – in addition to their ‘normal’ groundbreaking work – linked to the SingularityU The Netherlands, the organization that focuses on spreading knowledge about technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it’s Lucien Engelen‘s turn.   Living in a world of change with tons of opportunities can get pretty complicated as well. Opportunities on the technological frontier will challenge...

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Tomorrow is Good: new series of columns on E52 by Singularity Faculty

Great news for both E52 and its visitors: we’re starting a weekly column, in two languages, alternately by Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, Daan Kersten and Lucien Engelen. Next Sunday we start the series, and we will continue as long as the enthusiasm with both writers and readers remains.  All four are – in addition to their ‘normal’ groundbreaking work – linked to the Singularity University Hub Netherlands, which was opened at Strijp-S by Queen Maxima early this summer. The central denominator of the columnists is “Tomorrow is Good“, in the style of Singularity itself, an organization that focuses on...

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TU/e-director asks for administrative disobedience to help smart mobility

The smart car is more economical, cleaner, safer and cheaper than current models. It not only requires a technical breakthrough to enable the growth of smart mobility, but also some administrative disobedience. That’s what Carlo van de Weijer, director of Smart Mobility at TU Eindhoven, says in an interview with BrabantKennis on the Next Mobility Hack. The platform gathers information for a hackathon around smart mobility in October. “I call on Brabant to embrace this modern technology”, Van de Weijer says. “Try to get ahead of the others with a little administrative disobedience occasionally! Of course you might even pick up...

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Next Mobility Hack will look for sustainable transport models

Around 50 professionals and students will gather on October 14th and 15th for Brabant’s first big mobility hackathon. “The Next Mobility Hack” will take place at Eindhoven’s Singularity University. Participants will be challenged to search and build creative and smart concepts for the transport of goods and people in Brabant – open minded and with healthy curiosity. The hacks will contribute to smart and sustainable transport. The Next Mobility Hack is coordinated by BrabantKennis in close collaboration with the Province of Noord-Brabant and many business, educational and local government partners. The Challenge The organisers of the hackathon have noticed a...

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Royal start for SingularityU The Netherlands

Her Majesty Queen Máxima herself came to Eindhoven to open the SingularityU The Netherlands. Amidst new technological applications including Do It Yourself drones, food scanners, self-driving cars, in-vitro meat, personal robots, nano-satellites, VR & brain headsets, she visited the Innovation Hub, located in De Apparatenfabriek, a former Philips plant at Strijp-S. On Saturday 4 jun the Hub will be open for public. Reported by Frits van Otterdijk Opening Singularity University in Eindhoven door koningin Maxima pic.twitter.com/wiDElYzW7v — Roy Sillen (@RoySillen) June 2, 2016 With the Innovation Hub, SingularityU The Netherlands aims to raise awareness and inspire action regarding the immense...

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