On 1 March 2021, television broadcaster BNNVARA will launch a programme called ‘We’re going to make it’ (We Gaan Het Maken) on the NPO 1 channel. In this programme, five UT researchers help people with disabilities to find a solution that will change their lives. This is in line with the University’s goal to contribute research and technology to improve people’s well-being and offer them a better future.
Together with presenter Patrick Lodiers and armed with the latest techniques in their field, researchers Edwin Dertien, Wouter Eggink, Khiet Truong, Arjan van Hessen, and Hellen van Rees try to make the impossible possible. The programme provides a glimpse into the creative minds of people who dare to pioneer and are not afraid to tackle problems that others think are unsolvable.
There are four episodes of ‘We Gaan Het Maken’. During the first episode on 1 March, researcher Edwin Dertien helps Johannes to pursue his hobbies of bird watching and photography.
We are organising a ‘We Gaan Het Maken’ Watch Party for all UT employees, students, alumni, and business relations. There will be a discussion with the researchers who participated in the programme prior to the broadcast, when we will ask them what it was like and what their favourite or most difficult moment was. After the broadcast, there will be a question-and-answer session with the researchers. Do you want to join us and ask your own questions during this programme?
The episode of ‘We Gaan Het Maken’ is in Dutch, which will also be the language used during the Watch Party. For more information, please contact Hinke Mulder.