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“We don’t distinguish ourselves by software alone”

According to Guustaaf Savenije of VDL ETG, the largest tier-1 high tech supplier and hardware company in the Netherlands, software is just one of the disciplines – no more, no less.

Headlines

Dutch forensic lab first to decrypt Tesla’s driving data
ASML experiencing growing pains
Government scrutinizes security ramifications of High Tech Campus deal
Kitepower’s first airborne wind energy system lifts off in Aruba
EC accelerates Hardt Hyperloop with €15M investment
Novel-T and Imec.istart team to accelerate Dutch tech startups
Midiagnostics to commercialize Imec’s Covid-19 breathalyzer test

Reparations

Dutch Finance Secretary Wopke Hoekstra proposes to set up an investment fund for scientific and technology research. Experience has shown, though, that such a fund isn’t necessarily safe from politicians’ grabby hands.

In other news

AI chip market to more than double in 5 years (EE Times)
Door blows out during ground test on Boeing 777X (Seattle Times)
Flying taxi start-up Volocopter raises $55 million (The Verge)

R&D and growth: it’s complicated

Having been on both sides of research and development for all of my professional life, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m a strong believer in societal progress being driven forward by R&D.