Paul van Gerven
21 October

The University of Twente soon kicks off three public-private research collaborations with the Dutch High-Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) sector. The 4.9 million euro Top Technology Twente Connecting Industries program covers chip design, friction and wear processes and patient-specific stents.

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Bram Nauta’s IC Design group will work with NXP Semiconductors and Teledyna Dalsa on new design techniques to create analog circuits in advanced CMOS nodes. The Surface Technology and Tribology group headed by Matthijn de Rooij partners up with SKF, DAF Trucks, Tata Steel and Shell to make friction and wear processes predictable in order to improve more efficient engines and production processes. Cardiovascular surgeon Bob Geelkerken and colleagues, finally, aim to develop imaging models that facilitate production of patient-specific aortic stents. The private partners in this project is Terumo Aortic.