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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

“EU wants own sub-5nm fab by 2030”
Dekimo expands east
Micledi displays staying power with €7M investment
“NXP takes a cut from a 2.2 billion dollar patent win”
Hiber launches IoT solution for heavy-machine monitoring
Semiotic Labs gets a new investment and a new identity
Verhaert and Spacetec land contract to support space startups
Philips sees Jeroen Tas step down as innovation chief

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.