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6 Jun 2016 - New STW Call: Open Mind 2016 Researchers often have plenty original ideas. The new funding programme Open Mind of STW offers the possibility to make this happen. Prerequisite is, that the proposal must have a clear societal application. The focus should be on innovative ideas not previously carried out within the research lines of the applicants. 6 Jun 2016 - Farewell Thea van der Geest and Lidwien van den Wijngaert After the summer, Thea van der Geest and Lidwien van de Wijngaert (department MCO/Communication Science) will continue their career at other institutions. Thea will extend her position at the Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen as a lector (research professor) of Mediated Communication Design at the Informatica- and Communicatie Academie. Lidwien starts as professor of Communication and Information Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen. They would like to bid farewell in an informal setting to all those people they have been working with in the past years. You are kindly invited for the farewell reception at 6 Jun 2016 - Smart Industry SI2016 Call – Smart Customized Solutions for Industrial Processes with Reliable and Safe Data Usage Technology foundation STW and research foundation NWO took the initiative for a joint call within the area of Smart Industry and Big Data. 3 Jun 2016 - Stan Gielen, new chair NWO Professor C.C.A.M. (Stan) Gielen will become chair of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) with effect from 1 January 2017. NWO is currently undergoing major changes. The governance and organisation will become more streamlined and coherent. Please find here the NWO press release on his appointment. 3 Jun 2016 - NWO Talent Scheme Information meeting (Veni-vidi-vici) NWO organises information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO coordinators and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a question and answer session. The meetings are in English. The next information meeting will be held on 1 July 2016.  2 Jun 2016 - Robot carers safer with new technology Robots carry out their tasks more safely if they are controlled by another technology. This makes them much more suitable for use in the care sector, as revealed by a study conducted at the Robotics and Mechatronics department at the University of Twente. On 2 June, researcher Stefan Groothuis is being awarded his PhD for this work. 2 Jun 2016 - Best paper award for DACS researchers At the 14th IFIP International Conference on Wired & Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2016, Bernd Meijerink, Mitra Baratchi, and Geert Heijenk have received the best paper award for their paper "An efficient geographical addressing scheme for the Internet". The paper can be found here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33936-8_7. 1 Jun 2016 - 4TU NIRICT Cyber Security Spring Event on June 8, 2016 Are you a student interested in cyber security in practice? Come and join us in Utrecht on June 8th, 2016, to learn more from the experts.