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Cracking the code to craftsmanship

With the growing reliance on software in an increasingly high-tech world, it’s more important than ever to master the art of software engineering. Trainers Robert Deckers and Bart Vanderbeke have taken it upon themselves to turn developers into craftsmen.

Headlines

Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
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

Penny wise, pound foolish

The Dutch government wants to modernize the European Union, but it doesn’t want to pay the price. The EU’s research budget suffers.

In other news

Two bits in one atom (TU Delft)
Tesla tests the circuits for German energy market push (Reuters)
$20 Casio watch becomes Tesla car key (The Driven)

Ask the headhunter

I’m looking for a job in the semiconductor industry in the Netherlands. Due to my long stay abroad, however, my business network here has become less strong. I also know very little about the local chip scene.