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21 May 2015 - Innovation lecture and Hi-Tech Fashion event The University of Twente has a long and vibrant tradition in business and entrepreneurship. Now more than ever, business generated by scientific research is the engine for economic growth. Transforming cutting-edge expertise into economic activity and benefits to society is one of our university’s core objectives. With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Collaborating closely with students, the business community and government, UT scientists are committed to delivering the technological and social solutions of tomorrow:  University of Twente, the University of Booming Business! You are welcome at the Innovation lecture 2015. 19 May 2015 - Social media force authorities to make principal policy choices The emergence of social media has provided Dutch authorities with various new possibilities to get in touch with their citizens. However, it appears that authorities still make use of these opportunities on a very limited scale. Such is the conclusion of a comprehensive scientific research by the CTIT research centre of the University Twente by order the WODC. In part, there are compelling reasons for this limited use. Nonetheless, there are also many opportunities that are still missed by the authorities. If the authorities really want to make use of all possibilities available, this will require some principal policy choices, according to the authors.  13 May 2015 - Smarter algorithms ensure more secure chip cards Scientists of the CTIT research institute at the University of Twente have together with their colleagues of the University of Leuven succeeded in securing chip cards against leaking confidential information. Through the use of smart algorithms it is now possible to better secure, for instance, bank cards, public transport chip cards and electronic keys of buildings and cars against hackers. 12 May 2015 - Smart transportation model can save 200 million euros The Netherlands spend 1 billion euros a year on target group transportation. This type of transportation is meant for those people who are unable to make use of own means of transportation or regular public transportation, such as the elderly or persons with a handicap. Given the high costs involved, it is crucial to plan this type of transportation as efficiently as possible. Mathematics student Inge Tensen of the University of Twente developed a transportation model that organizes all transportation flows for vulnerable people in a smarter way. This enables cost savings of at least 20%, without loss of quality. 8 May 2015 - 17 September 2015: VENI training On 17 September 2015, the UT will organise a training for those who consider to submit a NWO Veni proposal. it is meant for excellent researchers, max. 3 years after their promotion, with an excellent idea for research. 22 Apr 2015 - Registration Innovation Lecture 2015 now open The University of Twente has a long and vibrant tradition in business and entrepreneurship. Now more than ever, business generated by scientific research is the engine for economic growth. Transforming cutting-edge expertise into economic activity and benefits to society is one of our university’s core objectives. With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Collaborating closely with students, the business community and government, UT scientists are committed to delivering the technological and social solutions of tomorrow: University of Twente, the University of Booming Business! 20 Apr 2015 - Kick-off 3TU.Humans & Technology With a kick-off in the Designlab of the University of Twente on16-17 April 2015, the 3TU.Centre Humans & Technology has been opened. Dirk Heylen, professor Socially Intelligent Computing at the University of Twente, is appointed as scientific director. Article in Dutch. 20 Apr 2015 - The laughing robot - UT researches laughing in interaction Researchers from the CTIT research institute of the University of Twente are investigating laughter within human-human and human-machine interaction. It's their goal to eventually develop a 'laughing robot' which can recognise and interpret laughter, respond to it, and laugh back the right way. On 14 and 15 April, a 'workshop on laughter' took place at the University of Twente. One of the conclusions that can be drawn is that, in the future, it will be possible to develop robots and virtual agents that laugh with you in specific situations and experimental settings. Developing a robot or virtual agent that laughs with you while having a conversation requires a lot of follow-up research.