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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

Holst Centre and Neurogyn partner for advanced pelvic nerve neurostimulator
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

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.