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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

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
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication

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.