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Technology alone won’t save us

Technology isn’t the silver bullet to combat global warming, argues Paul van Gerven. Our never-ending faith in it has actually made things worse.

Headlines

Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market
Fastned lands France and €17M for further growth
TU Delft working on smart and communicative solar cells
Chip industry to grow 6 percent, top 15 by twice as much
Imec and KU Leuven flout Tesla’s keyless entry
Plant imaging goes low code
Grai Matter Labs gets $14M boost to edge AI

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.

In other news

Broadcom sues Netflix (Variety)
Printed electronics expects another year of growth (OE-A)
IBM and Fraunhofer bring quantum computing to Germany (Fraunhofer)

This is not the end

COVID-19 is terrible from a humanitarian, as well as from an economic perspective. However, we can use these circumstances to realize at least some benefits that may help our companies going forward.