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MESA+ is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes; and it’s the largest research institute in this field in the Netherlands. A total of 525 researchers work together on cutting-edge research at the highest level.

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4 Mar 2015 - Video-competition: Science in twenty seconds Is it possible to summarize scientific research in a film lasting just twenty seconds? The only answer to that is: Yes. The 20 Seconds Science video-competition at the University of Twente was rounded off this week. Scientists from the MESA+ and MIRA scientific institutes accepted the challenge to create extremely short films in which they presented their research in a way that people could appreciate. This resulted in a total of 26 attractive short films, many of them with a touch of humour. There were prizes for three of them. 27 Feb 2015 - Mini lectures: future energy solutions What does our sustainable energy future look like? On behalf of the Green Energy Initiative, four University of Twente researchers follow up on this question in a series of short, interactive mini lectures. Four different topics, one joint fascination: future solutions for sustainable energy. 23 Feb 2015 - Neelie Kroes to give University of Twente Innovation Lecture With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente (UT) leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Neelie Kroes, the recently appointed government ambassador for start-ups in the Netherlands, will make a special appearance at the university on 2 June 2015. The former EU Commissioner will take a closer look at start-up developments in Enschede with a view to establishing links with other high-tech hubs in the Netherlands. Dr Kroes is determined to make the Netherlands one of Europe’s top 3 start-up hubs and is hard at work putting the country firmly on the map as a StartupDelta. On 2 June 2015, she will share her experience, expertise and ambition as the keynote speaker at the University of Twente’s annual Innovation Lecture. 19 Feb 2015 - University of Twente receives European research grants of more than 13 million euros The University of Twente is doing well at attracting European research funding. Twenty-five research projects submitted by UT researchers within the EU's Horizon 2020 programme have been accepted. A total of more than 13 million euros has now been awarded. The UT has thus scored well above the European average. Rolf Vermeij, who assists UT researchers with the acquisition of European funds, expects that a total of more than 15 million euros will be awarded this round of the Horizon 2020 programme. 13 Feb 2015 - 'NanoGap' for early detection of bladder and kidney cancer A new mobile device that allows bladder and kidney cancer to be detected at an early stage. This is being worked on by Wilfred van der Wiel, professor of nanoelectronics at the University of Twente MESA+ research institute. Thanks to this method, it is possible to read from DNA cells whether their carrier has bladder or kidney cancer.  13 Feb 2015 - Vici grants of €1.5 million for Herman van der Kooij and Allard Mosk UT researchers Herman van der Kooij and Allard Mosk are to receive Vici grants of €1.5 million, announced the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research today. Van der Kooij will use his grant for research into a flexible robotic suit that will offer paralysed people support so that they can walk. Mosk will use the grant for research into retrieving information about images from diffused light.
10 Feb 2015 - Two Take Off grants awarded to researchers MESA+ Four Take Off grants have been awarded to researchers from the University of Twente for commercialisation purposes.Two of them are MESA+ applicants.

3 Feb 2015 - Horizon 2020 kiest voor drie spin-offs MESA+ Drie bedrijven uit de regio Twente zijn aangekondigd als begunstigden van het Horizon 2020 SME instrument. De begunstigden zijn MESA+ spin-offs Tide Microfluidics, Blue4Green en Optisense uit Enschede. Als onderdeel van het Horizon 2020 programma selecteerde de Europese Commissie deze potentieel disruptieve bedrijven.
3 Feb 2015 - Kitty Nijmeijer to lecture at online university Kitty Nijmeijer, professor at the University of Twente, will be appearing each day this week in programmes broadcasted by the Universiteit van Nederland (the University of the Netherlands). Her lectures on the subject of membrane technology were recorded at Club Air in Amsterdam in December. The Universiteit van Nederland is an online platform on which 'the best professors in the Netherlands give lectures that are freely available via the internet each day'.  2 Feb 2015 - New type of membrane permits cheaper and more efficient water purification New selective membranes in the form of thin hollow straws can improve water purification. This emerges from research by Joris de Grooth from UT's MESA+ research institute. The membranes that De Grooth jointly developed make it possible to purify water in a single process step, while preliminary treatment is always required in existing water treatment plants. The most important benefits of the new membranes are that they can make the provision of drinking water easier and therefore cheaper and can improve the removal of micropollutants such as pharmaceutical residues. De Grooth will be awarded a doctorate for his research on 4 February at the University of Twente. 

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