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16 Jan 2018 - New strategies for responsible innovation in nanotechnology The University of Twente recently started participating in a new European research project of two million euros, called GoNano. Ten European partners aim to investigate new strategies for responsible research and innovation in nanotechnology. At the UT, the department of Communication Science closely collaborates with MESA+ and the DesignLab to set out a research and policy agenda that is aligned with societal needs and concerns. 15 Jan 2018 - UT boosts efficiency of solar fuels Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Using only earth-abundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was to decouple the site where sunlight is captured from the site where the conversion reaction takes place. This study was published today in the journal Nature Energy. 27 Dec 2017 - MIRA Mini-symposium: INTEGRATING MICROFABRICATION AND BIOLOGY Date: 26 January 2018 27 Dec 2017 - Lecture by Philippe Renaud (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) Title: 'Dielectric spectroscopy for flow cytometry and cell-based screening' 19 Dec 2017 - UT-partner Manuel Bibes wins Descartes-Huygensprijs The French physicist Manuel Bibes will receive the Descartes-Huygens Prize 2017. That was announced on December 14, 2017 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), He has been awarded the prize for their outstanding research and their contribution to Franco-Dutch relations, including several projects together with the University of Twente. Bibes shares the prize with Daniël Vanmaekelbergh of Utrecht University. 8 Dec 2017 - Fraunhofer supports start of large-scale production photonic chips The Fraunhofer Project Center, on the campus of the University of Twente in The Netherlands, will develop a special micro assembly machine for photonic chips. This is an important step, moving from small series to large-scale production by PHIX Photonics Assembly, based on the university campus. Fraunhofer will present the machine during the MicroNano Conference in Amsterdam, 12 and 13 December. 7 Dec 2017 - The UT has the highest impact in the Netherlands, and has once again been named the most entrepreneurial university On 7 December 2017, the University of Twente was voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands for the third time. Moreover, the UT is the university with the greatest impact in the Netherlands. This was clear from the sum of results from four categories: How entrepreneurial the university is, how strong its collaboration with the practical field is, how well it communicates via public media, and how involved in public debate the university is. Across all the categories, the University of Twente achieved the highest score, and thus – measured per researcher – the university has the greatest impact in the Netherlands. 6 Dec 2017 - Three SMEs and UT develop an extremely sensitive protein and virus detection platform The SME companies Lead Pharma, LioniX and Surfix and the University of Twente have jointly developed a biological detection platform, BioMEANDER, that is up to a hundred times more sensitive than existing techniques. Amongst other applications, the partners plan to deploy the platform to screen candidate drugs and to develop an extremely selective virus detector.