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2 Mar 2021
Interview David Smeulders, Director 4TU.Energy
David Smeulders (TU/e) has been the Director of Research at 4TU.Energy since July 2020. He took over the role from Paulien Herder (TU Delft), who initiated the Centre in 2019. 4TU talked with Smeulders about the progress being made on the energy transition, technological advancements and 4TU.Energy’s contribution to these developments.
1 Mar 2021
Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen new Secretary of 4TU
With effect from 1 March 2021, Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen is the new Secretary of 4TU, the federation in which the four universities of technology in the Netherlands have joined forces. She succeeds IJsbrand Haagsma (University of Twente) who held the position for eight years.
25 Feb 2021
Delta Diagnostics (TNO) accelerates development of tests
Bringing high-performance diagnostic tests such as the coronavirus test to market faster in the future? Delta Diagnostics - a spin-off company from TNO- is developing a technology platform to make this possible.
16 Feb 2021
Plants as organic river cleaners | Plantenna Blog #3
As hydrologists we are interested in the interaction between plans and the water cycle. We traditionally look at plant transpiration,  the interception of precipitation by leaves, or detection vegetation water stress. However, new global environmental challenges also come with new roles for plants.
11 Feb 2021
Sorama's acoustic cameras make sound visible
De spin-off of the spin-off | What started out as a PhD research project has grown into a profitable business. Sorama - a spin-off from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) -  develops acoustic cameras that can detect the source of noise disturbances.
4 Feb 2021
New technology to make milk creamy
The spin-off of the spin-off | More and more plant-based dairy products are coming onto the market, but the truly creamy taste of milk has been hard to recreate until now. But it can be done with a new technology.
21 Jan 2021
New heat pump to boost the energy transition
The spin-off of the spin-off | A smaller, cheaper and very versatile heat pump has been designed that will give the energy transition a boost. Blue Heart Energy wants to bring this new heat pump to the market in 2023.
19 Jan 2021
4TU.techtalk#3 | Smart agriculture
Text: Nienke Beintema | Photography: Dieuwertje Bravenboer
14 Jan 2021
Lives can be saved by new biosensors
The spin-off of the spin-off | Thanks to Helia Biomonitoring's new biosensors, a spin-off of TU/e, medication doses can be automatically regulated based on a patient's condition. Lives can be saved by continuously monitoring the concentration levels of medicines in blood.
7 Jan 2021
Fruit export on banana pallets substantially reduces CO2 emissions
Wooden pallets are a thing of the past if it is up to start-up Yellow Pallet. The company makes pallets from banana fiber. This is more sustainable and prevents deforestation.
5 Jan 2021
TTT-CT funding start-ups SAIA Agrobotics and FUL Foods
SHIFT Invest, partner in the national Thematic Technology Transfer programme on Circular Technology (TTT-CT), recently invested in the two promising startups SAIA Agrobotics and Ful Foods.
1 Dec 2020
4TUtechtalk #2 | The catch-22 of tech start-ups
Real innovation takes place in startups, as is often heard. Yet, many startups are struggling with their funding and access to markets. Why is that? What can be done about it? And what makes startups so important, anyway? A conversation with two innovative tech entrepreneurs, one of whom is also active within 4TU.Impact.
26 Nov 2020
Interview with 4TU's Precision Medicine Team
The right treatment, in the right way, at the right time. The 4TU.Federation interviewed Tenure trackers Camilla Terenzi (WUR) and Jelmer Wolterink (UT) on the dream that connects the 4TU Precision Medicine team.
25 Nov 2020
Thirsty Tomatoes | Plantenna Blog #2
In the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, three bachelor students set out to analyze climate and plant data collected in Delphy’s greenhouse research facility located in Bleiswijk. An important step to learn how Plantenna can build upon existing knowledge to realize Plantenna’s future dream of wireless communicating plants.
19 Nov 2020
TU Delft and WUR have won Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge
Team ZED has won the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge. The start-up from the Delft University of Technology designs a B2B IoT solutions provider, which enables companies to harness the potential of wireless 'batteryless' applications. Reshore from Wageningen University & Research has won the public award. They developed floating breakwaters that are able to replace the current gray lifeless breakwaters with flourishing ecosystems.