Sweden’s Northvolt touts sodium battery for energy storage applications
The energy density of the Swedish battery is similar to that of lithium-ion batteries currently used in energy storage without the need for lithium or other critical metals.
Toward a sustainable future with data-driven dairy farming
Since the introduction of the finger wheel rake in 1948 by brothers Cornelis and Arij van der Lely, their company has been at the forefront of innovation in the agricultural sector. Today, 75 years later, Lely continues to strive toward a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future for farmers by making their lives easier.
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“Without statistics, you’re unlikely to find your best performance and realize consistency”
It’s easier than ever to do complex calculations and design simulations. Yet in the end, according to Wendy Luiten, it all boils down to how a design will work out of the lab, in a real product, in a real environment. That’s why she’s teaching a new course called “Applied statistics for R&D” at High Tech Institute. “Statistics is often under-applied, which is a pity because it can really contribute to success.”
Hashing over optics
To better understand customer technology and applications, Ralf Noijen, systems engineer at AAE, took the “Applied optics” course at High Tech Institute. “We like to weigh in at a high level.”
CEO leaves Photondelta with one last piece of advice: “Never think you’ve won”
Ewit Roos, the man who at the helm of Photondelta helped put the Dutch integrated-photonics prowess on the map, is stepping down. Having infused the ecosystem with a healthy sense of urgency, he leaves strengthening the links between the photonics and the semiconductor industry to his successor.
Making electron microscopes smarter, Tesla-style
From Eindhoven, Yolanda van Dinther is building a global software team that’s propelling Thermo Fisher Scientific in its digital transformation. “We’ve come a long way in making our electron microscopes even smarter with software, data and AI.”
Knowledge migrants dismissed
Over two million Dutch voters have expressed to refugees, migrant workers and knowledge workers that they’re not welcome in the Netherlands. In Veldhoven, with 26 percent of the vote, the PVV did slightly better than country-wide; in Eindhoven, the radical right-wing party still got over a fifth of the votes.
Strategic digital product management
New technologies such as software, data and AI allow for much faster feedback cycles and, consequently, the use of experimentation to reduce uncertainty and significantly increase the ROI on R&D investments. To accomplish this, we need to clearly define the principles, scopes, activities, factors and roles and responsibilities of product management.