“Industry needs to step up digitalization”
If the manufacturing industry’s more than healthy growth rate of late is to be maintained, digitalization efforts need to be stepped up, according to an analysis by ING.
Twente’s high-tech ecosystem looking for a boost in manufacturing capacity
Hoping to boost the high-tech allure of the region, a public consortium is spearheading efforts to realize a commercial microsystems foundry in Twente. From the get-go, the Nanolab cleanroom of University of Twente’s nanotechnology institute MESA+ has been open for business as well as academic research. Companies working on integrated photonics, MEMS, microfluidics and other […]
Boost your digitalization: leadership
There are few topics with as much hyperbole around them as leadership. Everyone is supposed to be a leader, either informally or formally. At least you need to lead yourself based on whatever you want to get out of life, both professionally and personally.
Using low-code to create control software for a system you’ve never seen
Philips Engineering Solutions builds product test equipment for customers all over the world. The control software is created, verified and deployed remotely using the model-based low-code approach supported by the Cordis Suite development platform. The tooling allows the engineers in Eindhoven to have the testers up and running without ever having seen them.
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Qutech demonstrates quantum teleportation across a network
Researchers at Qutech are the first to demonstrate the transfer of information between non-neighboring nodes in a mini quantum network. In 1997, researchers succeeded for the first time in transferring the polarization state of one photon to another. This successful demonstration of quantum teleportation was hailed as the first step toward building a quantum network, […]
“MBSE isn’t an overnight activity, it’s an evolution”
Jon Holt, Incose fellow and professor of systems engineering at Cranfield University, is sharing his 30-year experience in model-based systems engineering in a training course that will be offered in collaboration with High Tech Institute. “It’s not about technology, it’s about business change in a technical environment.” Is model-based systems engineering a hype? “MBSE isn’t […]
Dutch-grown on-chip laser ready to shine
Combining the light-generating power of indium phosphide (InP) as a gain medium and the ultra-low light losses of silicon nitride (SiN) as an optical cavity, Dutch startup Chilas has launched an on-chip laser that uniquely combines tunability with a narrow spectral output. As we learn in high school, a basic laser works by oscillating light […]
Scalable and financially viable business models aren’t about technology
This June, Eindhoven Engine and High Tech Institute will launch “Business model innovation in an exponential world,” a training course that aims to make Dutch high tech more innovative. Bits&Chips talks to Walter Baets, who developed the training at Eindhoven Engine. Walter Baets has a background in econometrics, a discipline that, according to him, is […]
“Requirements tooling suppliers aren’t up to date and that’s frustrating”
The profession of requirements engineering moves so fast that tool suppliers can barely keep up. “The software from major suppliers hardly takes into account the latest insights in our field,” says Cees Michielsen, trainer of system requirements engineering at High Tech Institute. Customers becoming more central, systems becoming more complex and the design process becoming […]
Tackling ICT innovation challenges with … students?
A new initiative that has students helping SMEs figure out their digitalization needs is just what the doctor ordered, writes Wim Bens. ICT in all its forms and possibilities is developing so fast that many can’t keep up. Of course, some entrepreneurs manage to find ways to be heading the innovations in their sector. They […]
Let integrated photonics and microtechnologies ride their S-curves together
Extending the scope of the Dutch integrated-photonics foundry with microtechnologies benefits both domains, argues Paul van Gerven. Intel’s announcement that it will build a fab in Germany won’t have come as a surprise to anyone who had been paying the slightest attention to the run-up of the European Chips Act. But the new strategy has […]