In a world where global warming is a serious problem, the need for underground infrastructure networks that provide renewable energy for modes of transport has become more and more urgent.
People buy electric cars to help reduce emissions. However, due to the over-burdened underground infrastructure, they struggle to find a charging station.
In the series 'My Future Dream Job', podcast host Anic van Damme steps into her time machine to 2030. There, she discovers which professions are important and will have an impact.
Listen, for example, to Mark Huijben, our professor of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. He discusses the development of next-level batteries.
Farmers in Ethiopia have difficulties selling their products beyond the local markets. The lack of a well-organised food chain results in farmers selling their products to middlemen at exploitative prices, so farmers make little money while local consumers pay high prices. How to help these farmers get fair prices and contribute to food security for (local) consumers?
In this series, two members of our community take a deep dive into each other’s worlds - what drives them, and what brings them together? What kind of future do they envision for the University of Twente?
Twente: The Entrepreneurial high-tech region
Making the world a safer, healthier, and more sustainable place, Twente has a perfect ecosystem for pioneers devising smart solutions to society’s greatest challenges. Twente is also ‘the good work-life region’, an attractive area that combines an entrepreneurial work ethic with pleasant living.