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The expat’s guide to working in Dutch high tech

From an endless loop of deliberations to receiving criticism that can sound downright rude, when you’re new to the Netherlands, the Dutch work culture can seem totally weird.

Headlines

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

AI-enhanced glasses for the visually impaired

To assist the visually impaired with increased mobility independence and enhanced text reading capabilities, Yes!Delft start-up Envision is developing its own hands-free, AI-based solution for smart glasses.

In other news

Can the Dutch Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics? (Techcrunch)
Apple puts ‘walkie talkie’ Iphone project on hold (The Information)
HP builds supercomputer for future moon missions (Techspot)

Top jobs

Software engineering: balancing what you make and how you make it

Using three statements on topics such as best software practices, CI/CD, DevOps and consistent documentation, software engineers Aran Vink, Nick van der Veeken and Thom Koomen put into words Itility’s view on the art of software engineering.