23 Dec 2013 - Five Valorisation Grants for entrepreneurial scientists at the UT
Five entrepreneurial scientists at the University of Twente receive a Valorisation Grant from the STW Technology Foundation. Just Herder, Wim Korevaar, Frieder Mugele and Stefano Stramigioli (together with Harry Hoeijmakers) receive a phase 2 Grant of, at the most, 200,000 euro. Marcel Karperien receives a phase 1 Grant worth 25,000 euro. These subsidies are intended to promote the commercialisation of knowledge resulting from university research. During this round, the STW granted a total of fifteen phase 1 and seven phase 2 Valorisation Grants.
18 Dec 2013 - MIRA magazine 3rd edition
edition of MIRA Magazine is now available online.
Read all about the highlights in research, education and entrepreneurship.
To view, please click here. Hard copies will be available in January.
17 Dec 2013 - New research into aids that adapt to suit the user's needs
This January sees the launch of a large-scale research programme into corrective orthoses that automatically adapt to the (changing) characteristics and needs of the user. Orthoses support bodily functions, helping the user raising their arm, for instance, or moving their leg. Professor Bart Koopman affiliated with the University of Twente's Faculty of Engineering Technology and MIRA research institute, is in charge of the programme, which is a joint undertaking of six universities, sixteen companies and five patient organizations.
4 Dec 2013 - MIRA research on cover Small
Lorenzo Moroni and
co-workers of the MIRA research
institute have succeeded in imprinting microscopically small shapes on the
surfaces of miniscule fibres. Their research on “A Fast Process for
Imprinting Micro and Nano Patterns on Electrospun Fiber Meshes at Physiological
Temperatures” has made it to the
cover of the scientific journal Small.
4 Dec 2013 - Screening in public health care: from push to pull
Preventive screening is a hot issue. The social pro's and
con's and outcomes of recent screening trials were discussed on the yearly
CMI-nen event, 26 November in The Hague, in presence of Dr. M. Bussemaker, Minister of the OC&W department.
4 Dec 2013 - Health Valley Twente event: Robotics in Healthcare
On November 28th, health professionals, entrepreneurs,
policymakers and researchers have joined the fourth Health Valley Twente event.
The programme included a lecture by MIRA’s expert on robotics prof. Stefano
18 Nov 2013 - University of Twente the best place to study engineering and technology
The 2014 Universities Selection Guide awards four UT programmes the designation 'Best Course'.
15 Nov 2013 - Technical physicians of the University of Twente included in the Individual Health Care Professions Act
the inclusion in Article 36a of the Individual Health Care Professions Act (Wet
BIG), the government and the medical profession confirm their faith in the
skills of technical physicians. Technical Medicine at the University of Twente
is the only technical medical degree programme in the world in which students
can obtain a qualification to treat patients independently.