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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.  
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.
31 Jan 2022 - Source: Lizet Beek
How ECsens' sensors could save lives in the healthcare industry
Pepijn Beekman and Dilu Mathew, founders of start-up ECsens, a spin-off of the University of Twente, are planning no less than a revolution in healthcare. In late 2019, they won the 4TU Impact Challenge with their sensors to diagnose cancer faster.
27 Jan 2022
Analysis method TU Delft spin-off gives silent majority a voice
When Nixon made his famous speech about the silent majority, he could not have imagined that 50 years later that group would have a voice thanks to Populytics,  platform for civic participation.
24 Jan 2022
Marcel Verweij (WUR) new Scientific Director 4TU.Ethics
Prof. Marcel Verweij (Wageningen University & Research) has taken on the role of Scientific Director at the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (4TU.Ethics). He succeeds professor emeritus Anthonie Meijers (TU/e).
13 Jan 2022
UT spin off's laser technology enables vaccine injection without needles
The University of Twente spin-off FlowBeams is working on a technology to inject liquids, such as vaccines or insulin, without the use of needles. This significantly reduces the risk of infection and also cuts down on a lot of waste.
11 Jan 2022
Max Hendriks (TU Delft) new scientific director 4TU.Built Environment
Max Hendriks (TU Delft Civil Engineering) is the new scientific director of 4TU.Built Environment. He has taken over the baton from Maarten Hornikx (TU Eindhoven Built Environment). Sustainability is one of the most important themes for construction, according to Hendriks. A common scientific vision is needed, and therefore cooperation between the 4TU and partners in the construction industry. An interview with both of them.
23 Dec 2021
Large noise barriers are a thing of the past with UT spin-off's new technology
4Silence gives noise a twist and you barely hear it anymore. With 4Silence's new and promising technology, large noise barriers are a thing of the past. Their so-called diffractor deflects sound from roads and railroads upwards.
8 Dec 2021
Numerous matchmaking opportunities at HTSF 2021 event
On Friday 3rd of December, about 85 scientists of the 4TU community joined the digital matchmaking event for the 2021-call of the 4TU capacity building programme call “High-Tech for Sustainable Future”. The initial call for expressions of interest delivered 54 results. The programme will fund about 3-5 programmes.
6 Dec 2021
Arjan Mol (TUD) new scientific director 4TU.HTM
As of 1 January 2022, Prof. Arjan Mol (Delft University of Technology) will be the new scientific director of the 4TU.Centre High-Tech Materials (4TU.HTM). He succeeds Prof. Jilt Sietsma, who was one of the initiators of 4TU.HTM and has led the centre since its inception in 2014.
1 Dec 2021
Hable wins 4TU Impact Challenge with braille keyboard for smartphones
TU/e startup Hable wins the third edition of the 4TU Impact Challenge, a competition for the best idea from students from the four Dutch universities of technology.
25 Nov 2021
New programme Designs for Agrifood & Ecological Systems to start in January
What will robots on the farm of the future look like? And how can smart eco ducts facilitate the movement of wild animals? Answers to these questions will hopefully be provided by students of the Designs for Agrifood & Ecological Systems of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). A post-masters course specifically focussed on designing for a sustainable future.
23 Nov 2021
TU Delft sensors watch over steel bridges
A sensor on steel bridges designed to detect fatigue cracks and monitor the progression of this damage. That's the headline-making feat of the TU Delft start-up Villari in the Netherlands.