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2 Feb 2015 - SCS group together with Innovalor one of the winners of the SBIR Cyber Security, Phase 2 program The SCS (Services, Cyber Security and Safety) group together with Innovalor is one of the winners of the SBIR Cyber Security II, Phase 2 program (Small Business Innovation Research; information in Dutch). There were 74 submissions in total. Criteria were: impact on digital safety in the Netherlands, entrepreneurship, and economic perspective. Also, of course, entrepreneurial risk and quality were part of the assessment. The total budget amounts to € 200.000. 28 Jan 2015 - 12-14 May 2015: The 6th Annual Internet of Things Summit From 12-14 May 2015 the 6th Annual Internet of Things Summit will be organised in Brussels. This summit will examine the current Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in Europe and will explore the role of IoT in helping to make Europe a world leader in this area. The 3-day summit will bring together 200+ delegates, including the key European decision makers and leading industry stakeholders.  27 Jan 2015 - Information meeting Smart, Green and Integrated Transport (Horizon 2020), February 2, 2015 The next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of Horizon 2020 is on track. 26 Jan 2015 - UT develops wireless sensor system for bridges and tunnels Researchers at the UT CTIT research institute have developed a prototype of a wireless sensor network system that makes it possible to monitor the condition of structures such as bridges, tunnels and buildings. The method saves time and money compared to traditional methods. The wireless communication aspect of the system was developed by Zahra Taghikhaki who will be awarded a doctorate for her research on 28 January. Development of a system prototype. A Swiss company tested the system during the construction of a new bridge, and has plans to market it. 22 Jan 2015 - Net Futures Information Day on H2020 ICT-2015, 6 February 2015 On February 6, 2015, the Net Futures Information Day on H2020 ICT-2015 will be organised in Brussels 22 Jan 2015 - Massive chip design savings to be realized IT researchers working at the University of Twente have developed a programming language making the massive costs associated with designing hardware more manageable. Chip manufacturers have been using the same chip design techniques for twenty years now. The current process calls for extensive testing after each design step - a massively expensive state of affairs. The newly developed, so-called functional programming language makes it possible to prove, in advance, that a design transformation is a hundred per cent error-free. 22 Jan 2015 - 'Fake Charity' wins Social Engineering Challenge The human is often the weakest link when information security is concerned. This observation made researchers of the UT's CTIT research institute want to discover, by means of the 2014 TREsPASS Social Engineering Challenge's scenarios, how swindlers and scammers manage to attack the human factor and hack into digital systems. This European challenge was won by Demetris Antoniou, who presented a plan on how to attack a company by capitalizing on the interests and passions of individual staff members. 22 Jan 2015 - Dutch engineers popular with US companies Many alumni of the three technical universities (Twente, Delft and Eindhoven) work in the United States. These universities recently began setting up joint local alumni chapters in places such as Boston, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Houston. With over 3,000 members in the US, the network of these Dutch alumni is very impressive. For example, the worldwide network of Dutch alumni is larger than the alumni network of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).