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Are we on the verge of seeing a young science vanish from sight? It may well seem so. Software has always had this strange property that it’s so soft you can’t touch it. You can’t take it into your hands. You can’t see it. Hardware, also known as computers, is moving out of sight as well. When you ask someone how many computers he or she owns, you rarely get the right answer, which is often in the order of ten or so. Just like software, computers are everywhere: your car, your watch, your activity monitor, your TV set, your cell phone, your hearing aid, your modern lightbulb, your door lock, and so on. Oh, and your laptop, of course. Software and hardware are disappearing from sight, but obviously, they’re not vanishing.

It took us decades, but by now society is drowning in ICT, and we don’t even see it. ICT is everywhere and in such an abundance that we can’t even build up a complete picture. And likewise, ICT science may seem to be vanishing from sight. But vanishing from sight isn’t the same as vanishing. On the contrary, there’s a lot of ICT science taking place to let ICT run through our society’s veins and shape the things we do today, and will do tomorrow. ICT science is making our society smart.

At CTIT we conduct the ICT research that make the societies of today and tomorrow smart. Societies are important to us: we are concerned about the relevance of our research for society, we embed our solutions into societies and preferably in a way that it seems normal to you and that it feels as if it's supposed to be that way.


26 May 2016 - Drone experts gather in Twente The University of Twente is cooperating with a number of European universities and companies on the development of autonomous drones for the inspection and maintenance of wind turbines and incinerators. The partners in this project (AEROWORKS) are meeting this week in Twente to showcase and coordinate their results. The project focuses on the autonomous inspection and maintenance of relatively inaccessible infrastructure. There is a particular emphasis on drones’ physical interactions with their environment. 23 May 2016 - CRIB SOLEIL STUDENT TEAM WINS SUSTAIN-A-BATTLE Cut your energy consumption by more than half, within a month. University of Twente students managed to do so, in Sustain-a-battle, a competition to make apartments the most energy-conscious and energy efficient on campus. In the final, on Thursday 12 May, the Crib Soleil team submitted twenty residential complexes for monitoring. Then, after the joint after-party, they went away with a refrigerator, a monetary contribution for a house party, and the “Most Sustainable Campus Residents of 2016” award. 20 May 2016 - Peter-Paul Verbeek in UNESCO commission on ethics Peter-Paul Verbeek has been appointed as a member of UNESCO's COMEST, the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. Irina Bokova, Director-General appointed the Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the University of Twente into the Commission, which consists of eighteen highly regarded key players in various disciplines (science, law, philosophy, culture and politics) from all over the globe. 6 May 2016 - ITEA3 Call for Proposals The ITEA3 Call for Proposals will be opened on September 13, 2016. However, the deadline is already on October 28, 2016! 4 May 2016 - NWO ERANET Plus Call Smart Grids is open! Recently, the NWO ERANET Plus Call Smart Grids has been opened! Researchers from knowledge institutes, together with at least 1 knowledge institute from another country/region can submit project proposals within the area of Smart Grids. NWO 'Exacte Wetenschappen' coördinates the Dutch participation to this call.



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