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13 Apr 2016 - UT alumna Dr. Litska Strikwerda has won the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum dissertation award Dr. Litska Strikwerda, who completed her dissertation at the University of Twente in 2014, has won the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum dissertation award.  She is one of five your researchers in the Netherlands to win the award, and her dissertation was selected out of 42 dissertations that were submitted by Dutch universities in the fields of humanities, social sciences and law. The prize consists of an award of € 3000,-. 13 Apr 2016 - Twente’s Robird to make its first flight at airports Twente’s Robird made its first flights at an airport location. Weeze Airport in Germany, just across the Dutch border near Nijmegen, served as the test site for this life-like robotic falcon developed by Clear Flight Solutions, a spin-off company of the University of Twente. The Robird is designed to scare away birds at airports and waste processing plants. 12 Apr 2016 - Work begins on the next EU research programme.... European Commission is to launch a public consultation on the successor to Horizon 2020 in the autumn, Robert-Jan Smits, director-general for research and innovation, tells the Science|Business annual conference. This will be the EU’s ninth R&D programme 6 Apr 2016 - Call for Proposals 3rd Phase Top Technology Twente programme, impulse PhD-students As you know the UT started “Top Technology Twente: UT impulse program” as of 2015. The UT is committed to expanding and enhancing its partnership with the business community in the coming years. To that end, the UT is investing in scientific research programs with strong, concrete industrial interest that intersect the areas of expertise in which the university excels.  4 Apr 2016 - High-tech walking therapy on video floor How can we make walking rehabilitation easier, more fun and more effective? This is the question that the University of Twente, De Hoogstraat Revalidatie, UMC Utrecht and LedGo have been working hard to answer in the past two years. LedGo is a world leader in interactive LED video floors and their work features in high-profile entertainment productions such as The Voice, Victoria’s Secret and the Eurovision Song Contest. This collaboration has resulted in a permanent LED video floor for rehabilitating patients to be installed in the DesignLab at the University of Twente Campus on 5 April. 1 Apr 2016 - Robot Spencer accompanies first passengers at Schiphol airport After three years of building and programming, the first tests using guide robot Spencer were successfully conducted at Schiphol airport this month. The test phase was completed last week. Spencer, developed in cooperation with the University of Twente, has guided KLM passengers to the right gate at Schiphol airport for the first time. The robot has access to detailed maps of the airport and laser eyes that allow it to measure distances for example. 31 Mar 2016 - EIT Digital Call for Proposals 2017 now open EIT Digital is happy to announce the opening of its Call for Proposals for 2017. 31 Mar 2016 - Best paper award for Mozdeh Gholibeigi and Geert Heijenk (EWI/DACS) Mozhdeh Gholibeigi and Geert Heijenk of the EWI/DACS group have been awarded the Best Paper Award at the 8th International Wireless Days Conference (WD 2016), which was held in Toulouse, France on March 23-25, 2016. The award was granted for the paper: