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Lightyear unveils first solar car prototype

Late 2016, a group of Solar Team Eindhoven alumni decided to build a long-range solar-powered car that could be sold on the market. Two years later, the team from Lightyear made good on their promise as they unveiled their prototype – the Lightyear One.

Headlines

Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control

Polishing raw software talent into industry-ready gems

The company where he did his internship and graduation project was very eager to take him onboard and he got offered not one but two prestigious PhD positions. Yet, Robin Mennens chose to enroll in the PDEng Software Technology program.

In other news

You’re not Boeing to believe this, but... (The Register)
GM is thinking about an electric Hummer (Bloomberg)
Microsoft plans foldable 9-inch computer (Forbes)

Focus on what you can control

Both organizations and individuals easily fall into the trap of believing that the things that matter are completely outside their control. Even if it’s true to the largest extent, the correct response is to take charge.