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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

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
Chip industry to grow 6 percent, top 15 by twice as much
Imec and KU Leuven flout Tesla’s keyless entry
Plant imaging goes low code
Grai Matter Labs gets $14M boost to edge AI
Major setbacks in China’s efforts to boost chip industry
TUE turns up the heat on e-waste

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.