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A pressure cooker for software talent

Still eager to learn, even after an extended bachelor and two masters, Tom Vrancken signed up for the PDEng Software Technology program. In two years of different projects with different companies, he’s gaining the experience that otherwise would have taken him 10-15 years to get in industry.

Headlines

Braincreators and Advantech put heads together for AI on the edge
Differ leads search for better electrolysers
These innovation stimuli are included in the 2021 national budget
Futurelab pockets new investment and a new home at Evoluon
SALD deposits trust in new advisory board
Vanmoof pedals series B to a €34M payout
Ghent diagnostic startup Antelope gets injected with additional €9M

Surveilling aging infrastructure using fiber-optics

Somni Solutions, a small startup from The Hague, provided fiber-optic tilt sensors for the new Genoa bridge, which recently reopened, two years after the tragic collapse. CTO Remco Nieuwland explains how his company acquired this prestigious assignment and why we should start monitoring our own aging infrastructure.

In other news

Facebook is making Oculus’s worst feature unavoidable (The Verge)
Cerebras puts “world’s largest chip” in supercomputer (Venturebeat)
With ultralight lithium-sulfur batteries, electric airplanes could finally take off (IEEE Spectrum)

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Software engineer turned business manager

After having worked as a software engineer for several years, Arnold Schutter picked up the role of business manager at Alten. His workweek reveals a diversity of activities, such as business development, people management and technology.

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