A series of public-private success stories by Bits&Chips

Signify and ESI connect on cleverly connecting smart lighting

Smart lighting systems bring the potential for big cost and energy savings. The public-private Prisma project has produced tooling to streamline their development and deployment. Partners Signify and ESI (TNO) are now building on their successful collaboration to put the results to broad practical use.
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UT and Axign put the brakes on radio interference

As the digitalized world is flooded with new electronic devices and components, electromagnetic interference (EMI) is becoming a much bigger problem. As part of the public-private collaboration between Axign and the University of Twente, researchers are discovering how to reduce this EMI from audio amplifiers to keep your car running smoothly.
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NLR takes the controls to bring propeller noise down

As the number of aircraft continues to increase, noise is becoming a headache. As part of a public-private collaboration known as the Taste project, aviation propeller manufacturer Dowty is turning to NLR and its in-house developed technologies to precisely measure, and ultimately mitigate the noise at the source.
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Qutech: building a quantum delta, one (qu)bit at a time

Even though quantum technologies are only just starting to take shape, now is the time to consider the opportunities they present - both to enhance existing business and to generate new opportunities. In the Netherlands, the Qutech initiative is leading the effort to bootstrap a quantum industry in the Dutch delta.
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TU Delft material shines in medical detectors

You may not know it, but a type of material called scintillators was probably involved when you had your last medical scan. Working with the French company Saint-Gobain, scintillator expert Pieter Dorenbos at Delft University of Technology is currently developing the next generation of these materials.
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TUE, NXP and KPN roll out the red carpet for 5G

4G cellular network capacity is about to reach its limit but the transition to the next-generation 5G network will certainly be no easy task. In an effort to ensure the rollout of the new technology, the Dutch private and public sectors are teaming up as Eindhoven University of Technology joins industry giants NXP and KPN to pave the way.
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ESI helps Thermo Fisher and Philips grease their software machines

When new feature development for its electron microscopes started to get hampered by older software, Thermo Fisher Scientific called on TNO joint innovation center ESI to clean up its code and make it future-proof. The approach developed in their public-private partnership was also successfully adopted by Philips to tackle the legacy challenge in its medical scanners.
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NLR launches first drones beyond the visible line of sight

The use of drones has skyrocketed in popularity. The estimated global market potential for commercial drones is over 100 billion euros, which means - drones are here to stay. But, with a furious increase in the number of drones in the sky, what are the implications for airspace safety? As part of a joint European project, the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Center, NLR, is bringing the Dutch public and private sectors together in a quest to implement Europe’s vision for the safe, secure and efficient management of drone traffic, known simply as U-space.
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