23 Mar 2016 - The playful route to serious high-tech applications
Games that turn physiotherapy exercises into an interactive and playful experience. Or games that activitate elderly suffering from dementia, putting a smile on their face again. Creative Technology (CreaTe) gives high-tech a creative twist, improving user interaction and applicability. Students of University of Twente’s CreaTe program already founded companies introducing surprising products to the market. During the symposium ‘Engineering our Future’, on March 29, CreaTe unfolds its vision of the future, presenting show cases and student pitches.
21 Mar 2016 - ECSEL Joint Undertaking EU: Research and innovation Action
The European Commission Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership and the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking invite proposals for their ECSEL-2016-1 research and innovation actions call. This supports activities that establish new knowledge and explore the feasibility of a new technology, product, process, service or solution. This may include basic and applied research, technology development and integration, testing and validation on a small scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment.
21 Mar 2016 - Coming soon: Cyber-physical systems engineering labs – open call for innovation projects
The Digital Agenda for Europe, through the CPSE consortium, will shortly be inviting proposals for its cyber physical systems engineering labs open call for innovation projects. The next call will open on 27 April and will close on 1 June 2016. More information.
21 Mar 2016 - European research funding for ICT adds real scientific and technological value, studies find
EU funding of research projects in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) area over the period 2007-2013 (under the 7th EU Framework Programme, FP7) had a strong added value, according to two studies, which fed into the Commission's evaluation of the programme. More specifically, the studies found that EU-funded ICT projects produced output of a higher quality than the world average, and generated a world-leading level of scientific articles.
21 Mar 2016 - FET Open funding opportunities in 2016
FET Open continues to foster early-stage research for radically new technological possibilities. It supports promising novel ideas from all technological areas without prescribing any theme. Funding is available for Research and Innovation Actions as well as for Coordination and Support Actions. FET Open aspires to be an early detector of fresh and promising concepts, but also of the new high-potential actors in research and innovation (such as young researchers and high-tech SMEs) that may become the scientific and industrial leaders of the future. Two topics are currently open.
10 Mar 2016 - Vanessa Evers in the top 50 of most inspiring women in European technology
University of Twente professor Vanessa Evers is included in the top 50 of most inspiring women in European technology. The list that includes Evers was published by Inspiring Fifty. This organization aims to increase the visibility of female role models in technology sectors.
10 Mar 2016 - Jos van Hillegersberg appointed President of the Logistics Top Sector’s ‘programme committee for research’
University of Twente Professor Jos van Hillegersberg was appointed president of the programme committee of the Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI Dinalog) for the Logistics Top Sector. This committee is a key player in determining the country’s research programme in the area of logistics and in evaluating research and innovation projects.
7 Mar 2016 - Mobile telephone selects best route for wheelchair users
Bumps on surfaces, doorsteps or kerbs and the unsuitability of roads, pathways and buildings cause problems for wheelchair users. Wheelchair users can now use technology developed at the University of Twente to map out safe and suitable routes and avoid roads and pathways that are unsuitable. Researchers from the Pervasive Systems department at the CTIT institute (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology) developed a system for processing and analysing the sensor data that wheelchair users measure themselves using their mobile telephones.