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21 Nov 2022
Kick-off 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge
The next seven months, the 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge (4TU.RSC) is taking place, an initiative of three centres of theĀ 4TU.Federation: 4TU.High-Tech Materials, 4TU.Energy and 4TU.Ethics & Technology.Ā It is anĀ Honours track intended for motivated and talented master students from the four Technical Universities. Using a Challenge Based Learning approach, they will work with industrial partners, researchers, and societal stakeholders on a case involving sustainability. The focus of these cases is on energy, materials, and ethics.
17 Nov 2022
Cryocop (WUR) wins the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge at Helsinki
Ā The startup Cryocop from Wageningen University & Research wins the fourth edition of the 4TU Impact Challenge, a competition for the most promising student idea from the four Dutch tech universities.
26 Sep 2022
Sensors detecting how plants respond to drought
Last summer, researchers from 4TU Plantenna tested several sensors that can measure drought stress in plants in detail. The sensorsā€™ aim is to detect at an early stage when plants are experiencing critical stress, but also to what extent they can recover after a drought period. The ultimate goal is to use the new sensors for a "stress-alert" system, which will help farmers and growers better manage their crops during stress conditions, such as a heat wave or future water scarcity.
2 Sep 2022
Succes of the first National Engineering Deans Day
On Friday, September 1, the engineering deans of the four TUs and the RUG met in the Omnia building of the WUR to discuss the challenges in the engineering sciences and how the engineering domain can be further strengthened in both the research and education fields. The day was successful, partly because of the high attendance and partly because there was input from different faculties.
5 Jul 2022
The newest 4TU Career Special is out!
What are you going to do when you get your degree? Which employers are interesting, how can the university help you find your way and what do alumni who preceded you do? You can read all about that and more in the 4TU Career Special.
9 Jun 2022
Launch of four high tech programs for a sustainable future
With granting a total of 20 million euros to four capacity building programs within the theme of 'High Tech for a Sustainable Future' (HTSF), the 4TU.Federation gives a solid boost to research into technologies that contribute to a sustainable future and education within these themes. In the honored HTSF programs, scientists from the four technical universities are working on personalized healthcare (RECENTRE), reducing heat in cities (HERITAGE), developing green, biodegradable sensors (Green sensors) and a future-proof food system (High-tech & data-driven agri-food systems of the future).
19 May 2022
`We're only going to succeed with the knowledge of tomorrow'
Ā The world is in transition. This is having a huge impact on all sectors, and that includes construction. Consequently, 4TU.Bouw is committed to jointly developing the knowledge of tomorrow.
15 May 2022
Using plants as antennae | Plantenna Blog #9
Using a plant to increase the radiation efficiency of an antenna, it seemed like science fiction until recently. However, a simulation study including an Antenna Booster, a simple printed circuit board (PCB) and a basic leaf model showed that the use of the plant itself as an antenna might actually be closer to reality than we think.
24 Mar 2022
Six eligible proposals HTSF-2021 call
The 4TU.Federation has received six eligible proposals in the HTSF-2021 call. The six submitted proposals are based on fifteen Expressions of Interest, submitted last October and are spread over the three themes: built environment, health care and food systems. Depending on the size of the programmes, 3-5 programmes can be funded.
21 Mar 2022
ZED paves the way for a battery-free Internet of Things
Start-up ZED (Zero Energy Development), a TU Delft spin-off, developed wire- and battery-less sensors that run on the energy by simply pressing a button. Or by buckling your belt
18 Mar 2022
New 4TU.Energy video
In the new 4TU.Energy video, Harry Bitter (WUR), Michael Boot (TU/e) and Wiebren de Jong (TUD) highlight the possibilities of biomass in the transition to clean energy. Their goal? To accelerate towards a carbon neutral society!
8 Mar 2022
4TU welcomes Vinod Subramaniam (UT) as new chair
The 4TU.Federation has appointed Vinod Subramaniam (Madras, 1967) of the University of Twente as its new chair with effect from 8 March 2022. Subramaniam succeeds Louise Fresco (Wageningen University & Research) who held the position for the past two and a half years.
8 Mar 2022
Harnessing physics to improve medical imaging | 4TU.techtalk #6
Medicine is becoming increasingly personalised. One-size-fits-all approaches make way for tailor-made treatments, for instance for cancer and cardiovascular disease. In the 4TU Precision Medicine programme, scientists are working towards this goal by improving medical imaging technologies in a fruitful interaction between science and clinical practice.
7 Mar 2022
4TU presents second opinion sustainability aviation to Dutch House of Representatives
On 17 February, Minister Harbers presented a second opinion on the subject of sustainable aviation, drawn up by 4TU, to the Dutch House of Representatives. In the second opinion, three Full Professors of the universities of technology discuss the fact sheet 'Future of sustainable aviation: an update'. This fact sheet (an update of an existing document) by dr.ing. Paul Peeters (Breda University of Applied Sciences) and Joris Melkert (TU Delft) was presented in the Dutch House of Representatives during the Aviation Committee debate in June 2021.Ā Ā 
10 Feb 2022
Dutch 3D body scanner is set to conquer the world
MILabs has its roots in TU Delft and Utrecht University, but after its acquisition by Rigaku in 2021, the company is now ready to supply its innovative 3D scanners to the world.