Future Work Lab: Innovation laboratory for work, people and technology  Ludmilla Parsyak © Fraunhofer IAO

Innovation laboratory for work, people and technology opens at Fraunhofer Campus in Stuttgart

What is work becoming? In what directions is it developing? How can we best harness the potential of new technologies for our work? As digitalization transforms processes and services as well as factory floors, many new questions arise. The Future Work Lab, which was officially opened today, offers answers and innovative approaches to these issues.

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Overcoming Barriers to Nanofluids Market Uptake (COST Action CA15119) is creating a Europe-wide network of leading R+D+i institutions, and of key industries, to develop and foster the use of nanofluids as advanced heat transfer/thermal storage materials to increase the efficiency of heat exchange and storage systems.

By developing of nanofluids up to higher Technological Readiness Levels (TRL) and overcoming commercial application barriers, Nanouptake will contribute to achieve the European Horizon 2020 Energy and Climate ambitious objectives.

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A swift ascent: As the only European startup company to do so the startup company NÜWIEL - which belongs to the two NIT graduates, Natalia Tomiyama and Sandro Rabbiosi - qualified for the Food+City Challenge in Austin, Texas and in fact made it to the finals. The competition awards prizes to startups that aim to improve the food supply in large cities. With the electrically operated trailer NÜWIEL bicyclists can easily transport loads, such as food, even when faced with upward slopes. On February 4th Tomiyama, Rabbiosi and cofounder Fahad Khan will find out whether they won both the competition and the prize money in the amount of USD 50,000.

Top: Maurice Herben, Geert Dewulf, Thom Palstra, Eddy van Hijum, Thomas Bergs, Fred van Houten; Bottom: Wim Boomkamp, Fritz Klocke, Victor van der Chijs  Source: Gijs van Ouwerkerk

On Monday, 23 January 2017, the Fraunhofer Project Center for Design and Production Engineering for Complex High-Tech Systems at the University of Twente (FPC@UT) was officially opened by the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. The Center is an in-house unit at the campus of the University of Twente (UT) and has a starting phase of five years. The Campus is also home to Kennispark Twente, Netherlands’ largest innovation campus, where more than 380 high-tech companies combine engineering and entrepreneurship to develop cutting-edge products used around the world.