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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.


25 Mar 2015 - Apply for NWO TOP Science Grants 2015 See article in Dutch. 20 Mar 2015 - NEW: Mobile app for identity verification InnoValor is a company that is cooperating with the University of Twente to develop multi-use mobile techniques for identity verification by means of an app, for example. An app like this would help the business community and the government to quickly establish the identity of consumers, employees and members of the public. One of those involved in this work is University of Twente researcher Luuk Spreeuwers, whose research focuses on biometric aspects, in this case face recognition. The biggest challenge he faces is the variability of the images recorded by mobile phones. The app’s physical identity verification is cost effective and user-friendly. It is also more reliable than identity verification without equipment. 10 Mar 2015 - HMI researchers test interactive playground Robbie van Delden and Alejandro Moreno, PhD-students at the research group Human Media Interaction, are testing their socially adaptive interactive playground  in the TETEM Kunstruimte in Enschede. It is part of an art exhibition, that has recently opened (information in Dutch) 10 Mar 2015 - Introducing STARTIFY7: summer academy During 2015 and 2016 STARTIFY7, a new H2020 project, will organise 7 thematically-focused summer academies for young future ICT entrepreneurs.
9 Mar 2015 - For CTIT Members only: Information on Horizon 2020, period 2016-2017, on CTIT's intranet You can find some information on new research programs (drafts 2016-2017) under HORIZON 2020 on CTITs intranet.  

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