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Reparations

Dutch Finance Secretary Wopke Hoekstra proposes to set up an investment fund for scientific and technology research. Experience has shown, though, that such a fund isn’t necessarily safe from politicians’ grabby hands.

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
IBM aims to cross 1000 qubit border in 2023
Pandemic drives rise in fab equipment spending
Smarter bug checking by containing the state space explosion
EIT’s corona-tracking bracelet headed for Benelux events

Asperitas looks to flood the IT cooling industry

After development of its immersed cooling system for maritime-based data centers, Haarlem-based clean-tech scale-up Asperitas opted to change course and instead focus on terra firma, looking to paint the data center industry green.

In other news

Start-ups: job growth engine in the Netherlands (Dealroom)
Fourth AI university professor appointed in Amsterdam (UvA)
Up close with the Taycan, Porsche’s first electric car (The Verge)

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