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Throwing money

With the world in desperate need of green technology and Europe increasingly getting squeezed between the US and China, the Dutch government needs to step up and really invest in education and innovation.

Headlines

Dutch public-private consortium gets €95M for research on reliable AI
TUE spinoff Antennex signals it’s open for business
Nowi partners with Opticon to power energy-autonomous shopping labels
Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC
The Netherlands joins European chip collaboration
$12M seed round brings Dutch stealth startup Axelera AI to light
Loop Robots cleans up with a $2M seed investment
TU Delft and NFI investigate next-gen forensic photography
Pharrowtech field-tests mm-wave-based fixed wireless access
Funding for large-scale research infrastructure “insufficient”
Dutch TUs stumble further in 2022 THE rankings
Intel chief: fabs will bolster Europe’s high-tech ecosystem

Envision sees clearer with Google Glass integration

After a year of discussions with Google, Yes!Delft startup Envision is ready to announce the integration of its AI-driven software for the visually impaired with the tech giant’s Google Glass solution.

In other news

Engineering solar cells using papaya enzymes (TU Delft)
HPE-AMD supercomputer to blow past rivals (CNET)
Tesla is eyeing Nashville for Cybertruck gigafactory (Techcrunch)

Combining innovation and operation

Combining innovation and operation is difficult but also essential to ensure the longevity of the company. My experience is that in most companies, the two are conflicting, with the investment in innovation often being the victim.