10 Apr 2015 - UT researchers test power network with pizza ovens
How much load can the electricity network really take? That was the key question during a special test in Lochem last week, in which researchers from the University of Twente participated. Twenty residents were assigned the task to bake a pizza in their electric oven, while the electric car was charging in the driveway. The network became overloaded after an hour and there was a power outage in part of the network.
9 Apr 2015 - Healthcare facilities have too little control over costs
The University of Twente’s Professor Erwin Hans dreams of at least maintaining the current quality of healthcare without additional expenditure and without additional staff. This is no pipe dream, it is a realistic and feasible vision. Prof. Hans plans to achieve this by means of operations management, the goal of which is to create an efficient and effective process organization. His aim is to optimize the entire healthcare process, which involves coordinated improvements in efficiency and in the quality of healthcare and labor. Erwin Hans has been researching process optimization in the healthcare sector for many years. He delivered his inaugural lecture on 9 April 2015.
27 Mar 2015 - EIT ICT Labs Call-for-Proposals 2016 now open!!!!
The EIT ICT Labs Call-for-Proposals for 2016 is open.
The submission deadline is May 22, 2015, at 6pm CET.
With this call, ICT Labs invite partners such as the UT to propose breakthrough Innovation and Education Activities for 2016, well aligned with the themes in our Action Lines. You can access the call documents and call-related information via the EIT ICT Labs Intranet website for the Call for Proposals for 2016. The most important documents are also attached.
25 Mar 2015 - Apply for NWO TOP Science Grants 2015
The TOP-grants are meant for innovative and risky scientific research; the topic needs to be of high quality and scientific urgency. There are 2 compartments, one for senior researchers and one for junior researchers. The grant should be a first step to build a research group.
20 Mar 2015 - NEW: Mobile app for identity verification
InnoValor is a company that is cooperating with the University of Twente to develop multi-use mobile techniques for identity verification by means of an app, for example. An app like this would help the business community and the government to quickly establish the identity of consumers, employees and members of the public. One of those involved in this work is University of Twente researcher Luuk Spreeuwers, whose research focuses on biometric aspects, in this case face recognition. The biggest challenge he faces is the variability of the images recorded by mobile phones. The app’s physical identity verification is cost effective and user-friendly. It is also more reliable than identity verification without equipment.
10 Mar 2015 - HMI researchers test interactive playground
Robbie van Delden and Alejandro Moreno, PhD-students at the research group Human Media Interaction, are testing their socially adaptive interactive playground in the TETEM Kunstruimte in Enschede. It is part of an art exhibition, that has recently opened (information in Dutch)
10 Mar 2015 - Introducing STARTIFY7: summer academy
During 2015 and 2016 STARTIFY7, a new H2020 project, will organise 7 thematically-focused summer academies for young future ICT entrepreneurs.
9 Mar 2015 - For CTIT Members only: Information on Horizon 2020, period 2016-2017, on CTIT's intranet
You can find some information on new research programs (drafts 2016-2017) under HORIZON 2020 on CTITs intranet.