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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

Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways
Cottonwood plants €1M into Sencure’s biometric sensing chip
Connect Group expands global reach with IKOR acquisition

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)

How to develop software

The type of approach to select for developing or evolving functionality depends on several factors. There’s no fixed recipe for this. Instead, you should carefully evaluate the benefits and disadvantages for each approach.