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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. 3 Mar 2016 - Former DACS student Nils Rodday demonstrated at RSA security conference in San Francisco how to hack drones In 2015 the student Nils Rodday defended his master’s thesis entitled “Exploring Security Vulnerabilities of Unmanned Aerial vehicles” that has been done under the supervision of Ricardo de O. Schmidt and Aiko Pras from DACS, University of Twente, and with support from Matthieu Paques and Ruud Verbij from KPMG. 2 Mar 2016 - Prof. Boudewijn Haverkort (EWI/DACS) appointed as Chairman of COMMIT2Data Prof. Boudewijn Haverkort (EWI/DACS) has been appointed as Chairman of Commit2Data, the national research and innovation programme. First of all, he will take care of setting up the governance structure, the execution of the programme and the daily management of Commit2Data. The aim of the programme is to develop exciting and impressive ICT-solutions for Big Data issues in the coming years, and to implement these within a increasing amount of Topsectors. More information (in Dutch). 1 Mar 2016 - Computer Science UT scores highest on quality and impact The quality of University of Twente’s Computer Science research is excellent and the societal impact is ‘impressive’, says the international review committee that reviewed nine Dutch universities. Of these nine, UT is the only university with the highest scores on quality and relevance to society. UT’s computer scientists have “world-leading competencies in the ability to do multi-disciplinary research”. The committee furthermore admires the number of spinoff companies as well as the successes in acquiring external funding. 29 Feb 2016 - Call for proposals: Accelerator: Knowledge and Innovation for a competitive logistics sector The Call for Proposals for Accelerator: Knowledge and Innovation for a competitive logistics sector (NWO/TKI Dinalog) has been opened recently (information in Dutch).