Wed 19 - 25 Apr 2023
USA Alumni tour 2023
After previous USA Alumni Tours in 2014 and 2018, we are back!
Wed 8 Feb 2023 / 17.30 - 21.30
DEAN event in Berlin
Get ready for the first DEAN* 4TU alumni event of 2023 in Berlin on Tuesday 7 February! This special gathering hosted at the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin will be an opportunity to get a glimpse into areas like the future of ‘giga’ manufacturing, C02 capturing, and AI powered farming from local TU alumni who will talk about innovation and sustainability in their work. The evening programme also includes updates from both the Embassy as well as your university.
Wed 16 Nov 2022 / 15.00 - 20.00
Grand Finale Impact Challenge
Find out by joining us at the VALO Hotel in Helsinki on Wednesday November 16th for a special afternoon programme celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and impact of the 4 technical universities of the Netherlands. Our audience will include both local alumni as well as alumni from around the world visiting for Slush 2022.
Wed 22 Jun 2022
DEAN Toronto alumni event
During Collision 4TU is organising an alumni event for alumni living in Toronto and alumni visitors of Collision. This event will take place at Wednesday 22 June from 5.30 hrs at a central location near to Collision.
Wed 15 Jun 2022
DEAN ViVa Tech Paris evening event
Especially for alumni who visit ViVa Tech 2022 in Paris, DEAN organises an evening event on 15 June 2022. The event starts at 20.00 and will end around 22.00 hrs.
Wed 1 Dec 2021 / 18.00 - 20.30
Meet the winning student team 4TU Impact challenge - Helsinki
After over a year and a half of online activities we are excited to be hosting our first international physical event for alumni in Helsinki on Wednesday 1 December 2021 and hope you can join us!
Thu 30 Sep 2021 / 20.00 - 22.00
Meet the Start Ups: Nordics
With nearly 100 patents to his name, UT alumnus Wilfred Booij’s Twitter profile motto ‘always inventing’ is well chosen. As the CTO of Forkbeard, Wilfred is currently active in the final frontier of navigation: The great indoors! This Norwegian start-up aims to become the indoor ‘GPS’ standard for retail, smart buildings, healthcare facilities and distribution centers with a solution combining the strength of ultrasound with sensor technologies. Prior to his work at Forkbeard and parent company Sonitor (where he was also CTO), Wilfred was a Senior Scientist in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Lab at SINTEF, Norway's leading industrial R&D organization and a senior engineer at Hewlett-Packard (later Agilent Technologies) in the UK. He earned a PhD from Cambridge University, where he graduated in 1997 on work involving the development of high speed superconducting digital devices.
Tue 6 Jul 2021 / 19.30 - 22.00
Meet the Start Ups: Spain
The interactive evening programme includes brief updates from the universities followed by a short talk by TU Delft alumnus Remko Dirkmaat about co-founding the sustainable urban farm InstaGreen with fellow alumna Anneke Stolk in Barcelona six years ago and how the company had to change due to the Covid19 pandemic.
Tue 1 Jun 2021 / 20.00 - 21.00
Meet the Start ups: Switzerland
Meet Chester Houwink The interactive evening programme includes brief updates from the universities followed by a short talk by TU Delft and ETH alumnus Chester Houwink about his journey from Tesla and Rocket Internet to co-founding Zurich based 9T Labs – a company pioneering industrial 3D printing of carbon fiber composites that last year raised $4.3 million in seed financing. Per tradition, our gathering concludes with a virtual borrel (BYOB) where you and fellow alumni living in Geneva, Zurich and other parts of Switzerland will be mixed with each other to maximize interactions and stimulate conversations. Make sure to also bring some snacks and drinks for the borrel!
Thu 28 Jan 2021 / 20.00 - 21.30
Toast on the West Coast (timezone: Pacific Time)
Together with other Dutch research universities and on behalf of the SF Netherlands Consulate General and the Holland in the Valley network, DEAN alumni living on the USA West Coast were invited to a collective:
Tue 12 Jan 2021 / 17.00 - 18.30
Producing more with less and better! by Koen Klompe (Wageningen University)
Automation and robotization were until recently primarily used in industry but that knowledge can now also be used in agriculture. Satellite navigation, robots, AI, infrared cameras, drones and sensors in the ground means that cultivating on a micro plot scale is quickly becoming a reality. We are only at the start of what is possible in agriculture with technology precisely measuring what happens in a plant. Is it sick and does it need treatment? Is it too dry and does it need irrigation? Is it a weed that should be removed? Discover how these elements are coming together at Wageningen University’s Farm of the Future with the farm’s manager Koen Klompe also a practical researcher on sustainable arable farming.
Mon 30 Nov 2020 / 17.00 - 18.30
Offering not just more care but targeted individualized care! by Monique Tabak (UTwente)
Using ICT in healthcare – eHealth – is a promising strategy to improve healthcare worldwide. Every individual, dealing with a condition presents a distinctly unique case, highlighting the need for personalized eHealth technology. How can we benefit from monitoring data and smart analyses to make timely decisions and provide personalized care when needed? Imagine for example a virtual world of eHealth where care is offered by your virtual coach or within a virtual body. Researchers from the University of Twente’s TechMed Centre use the eHealth House to develop such new forms of smart eHealth technologies. In this simulated living lab, technology is tested in a realistic but controlled setting. UT researcher Monique Tabak gives us a peek into the innovations we can expect to see soon in the real world.
Thu 10 Dec 17.00 until 10 Nov 2020 18.30
Countering climate change through behavior! by Gerdien de Vries (TU Delft)
The world is heading towards a new future, with different technologies which people have to get used to. Some innovations may be similar to things we already know while others may be drastically different as in the case of bicycles, e-bikes and the hyperloop. New behavior is hardest to adopt when it involves breaking old habits and researchers from the TU Delft Energy Transition Lab are exploring ways how our human nature can increase the (short-term and long-term) effectiveness of energy-transition policies. Lab Director Gerdien de Vries will share more details about their work as well as the science behind ‘nudges’.