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18 Jul 2014 - Information meeting STW Take-off Programme On August 26, 2014, an information meeting will be held on the NWO/STW Take-off programme (former STW Valorization Grant). It is meant for potential submissioners (information in Dutch). 11 Jul 2014 - Boost for research into cyber security in Twente The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has approved five University of Twente research projects in the field of cyber security. The projects, to be carried out at the University's Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), will contribute to an increase in security in our digital society, without losing sight of privacy aspects. The sum involved for the UT amounts to approximately €1,5 million. 7 Jul 2014 - Chip architect Bram Nauta named Simon Stevin Master The STW Technology Foundation has awarded Bram Nauta, Professor of Integrated Circuit Design at the University of Twente (UT), the title of Simon Stevin Master 2014. The award carries with it a cash prize of €500,000, to be spent on research. The Simon Stevin Master Prize is the largest prize given for engineering research in the Netherlands, and it is intended for researchers who link excellent scientific work to socially relevant issues. The prize will be presented on 2 October at the STW Annual Congress. 4 Jul 2014 - STW Take-off proof-of-concepts and early stage trajectories (former Valorization Grants) The Dutch technological research organisation STW recently opened Calls for Take-off proof-of-concepts and early stage trajectories (former Valorization Grants). Proposals can be submitted between September 1 and October 1, 2014 (information in Dutch). 25 Jun 2014 - ITEA 3 Call will open on September 23, 2014 On 23 September, the first ITEA 3 Call for project proposals will open in conjunction with the Project Outline (PO) Preparation Days in Amsterdam on 23-24 September. This event will be a stepping stone for you to start preparing a PO, to learn and discuss about new project ideas, meet and partner up with consortia members and find out more about the Call details. 25 Jun 2014 - Opening Call Topsector Creative Industries (for ICT and Humanities) The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), in partnership with CLICKNL, invites proposals for its creative industry thematic research programme. This aims to encourage the development of new research projects to strengthen the knowledge base for the creative industry.  20 Jun 2014 - USA and the Netherlands fund cyber security research The Dutch research funding organisation NWO, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of the USA will fund three research projects on cyber security. The total budget amounts to 1,3 M-euro, equally distributed between the two countries. Within the Netherlands, the University of Twente (prof. Sandro Etalle), the TU Delft (prof. Michel van Eeten), and the VU (prof. Herbert Bos) are involved (information in Dutch). 10 Jun 2014 - New generation of aerial robots for high-risk service tasks The need for robots able to carry out high-risk service tasks, such as the inspection of power plants and the cleaning of skyscrapers, is growing. Robots that actively interact with the environment without being constrained on the ground are extremely well suited to such tasks. Doctoral candidate Abeje Yenehun Mersha designed novel human-in-the-loop control architectures for this new and advanced generation of aerial service robots. Mr. Mersha is affiliated with the CTIT research institute of the University of Twente. He is due to obtain his doctoral degree on Friday June 13th.