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ICT research in context

Information and Communication Technology - ICT - increasingly shapes our society: for example, the way we communicate with each other (e.g. social media), the way we feel safe and secure, what we can do for people with (physical) limitations, the way we work together towards a more sustainable society.

CTIT is the largest academic research institute in the Netherlands - and one of the largest in Europe - in the field of ICT and ICT applications. Typical for CTIT is the "ICT Research in Context" approach: research groups working together on present-day technological, economic and social challenges. Multidisciplinary research is key, not only between technical disciplines such as computer science , electrical engineering and mathematics, but also between these disciplines and behavioural and social sciences.

CTIT research has an impact on cyber-physical systems, human-machine interaction, and solutions for the present grand societal challenges. Examples include intelligent energy networks (smart grids), care and coaching at a distance (tele-medicine), and complex logistic processes.


18 Jul 2014 - Information on coming European Call for Proposals on Smart Grids Researchers of knowledge institutes, together with at least 1 knowledge institute from another European country may apply for projects within the field of Smart Grids. Please find here some more information (in Dutch). The Call is not yet open. 18 Jul 2014 - Information meeting STW Take-off Programme On August 26, 2014, an information meeting will be held on the NWO/STW Take-off programme (former STW Valorization Grant). It is meant for potential submissioners (information in Dutch). 11 Jul 2014 - Boost for research into cyber security in Twente The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has approved five University of Twente research projects in the field of cyber security. The projects, to be carried out at the University's Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), will contribute to an increase in security in our digital society, without losing sight of privacy aspects. The sum involved for the UT amounts to approximately €1,5 million. 7 Jul 2014 - Chip architect Bram Nauta named Simon Stevin Master The STW Technology Foundation has awarded Bram Nauta, Professor of Integrated Circuit Design at the University of Twente (UT), the title of Simon Stevin Master 2014. The award carries with it a cash prize of €500,000, to be spent on research. The Simon Stevin Master Prize is the largest prize given for engineering research in the Netherlands, and it is intended for researchers who link excellent scientific work to socially relevant issues. The prize will be presented on 2 October at the STW Annual Congress. 4 Jul 2014 - STW Take-off proof-of-concepts and early stage trajectories (former Valorization Grants) The Dutch technological research organisation STW recently opened Calls for Take-off proof-of-concepts and early stage trajectories (former Valorization Grants). Proposals can be submitted between September 1 and October 1, 2014 (information in Dutch).

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