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Tech talk

As English is now the working language in high tech, acquiring sufficient language skills is as important as a strong background in math. Universities and higher vocational education institutions should better prepare future engineers for an English-spoken career, says Marcel Pelgrom.

Headlines

Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
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

Senseglove gets a feel for VR

After developing a physical therapy device for the rehabilitation of stroke victims, Senseglove augmented its scope. Now, the Yes!Delft start-up is using simulators to give trainees at Volkswagen, Google Deepmind and other customers a virtual ‘feel’ for the job.

In other news

Amazon Sidewalk is a new long-range IoT network (Techcrunch)
NASA to build asteroid-hunting space telescope (Ars Technica)
Alibaba unveils its first AI chip (CNBC)

DataOps: the key to operational AI

With many companies increasingly depending on data, analytics and AI, the quality of the data and the stability of data pipelines are of increasing importance. Make sure you give your data the attention it deserves.