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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.


2 Sep 2014 - Horizon 2020: Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017 From 29/09/2014 - 02:00 to 30/09/2014 - 02:00, a Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017 (Horizon 2020) will be organised. Registration before September 22, 2014. 1 Sep 2014 - DesignLab University of Twente turns design process 'topsy turvy' Unsuspected combinations, guts and 'team science': those are the three most important characteristics of the new DesignLab that the University of Twente will open on 1 September in the presence of Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science. DesignLab connects experts from the fields of biomedical technology, nanotechnology and ICT to industrial designers and colleagues from the social sciences and public and business administration as soon as possible. Encouraging these meetings may help in more quickly finding solutions for social issues. Moreover, this also makes DesignLab a new type of discussion partner for the business sector. The opening takes place during the Opening of the Academic Year where artist/designer Daan Roosegaarde will also take the stage. 28 Aug 2014 - 8 September 2014: NWO/RVO Matchmaking Event on Call Systems Integration On September 8, 2014, a Matchmaking Event will be organised on the NWO/RVO Call Systems Integration, topsector Energy. The Call, with deadline on October 21, 2014, is on: 28 Aug 2014 - Call for Proposals NWO Vidi The Call for Proposals NWO Vidi recently has been opened (information in Dutch) 28 Aug 2014 - New prototype lab for Robotics In the Carré-building a new lab will be created, where researchers can print parts of robots from 3-D printers. The research group of professor Stefano Stramigioli is now able to test robots more efficiently in practice (article in Dutch).

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