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Technology alone won’t save us

Technology isn’t the silver bullet to combat global warming, argues Paul van Gerven. Our never-ending faith in it has actually made things worse.

Headlines

Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC
The Netherlands joins European chip collaboration
$12M seed round brings Dutch stealth startup Axelera AI to light
Loop Robots cleans up with a $2M seed investment
TU Delft and NFI investigate next-gen forensic photography
Pharrowtech field-tests mm-wave-based fixed wireless access

Throwing money

With the world in desperate need of green technology and Europe increasingly getting squeezed between the US and China, the Dutch government needs to step up and really invest in education and innovation.

In other news

Broadcom sues Netflix (Variety)
Printed electronics expects another year of growth (OE-A)
IBM and Fraunhofer bring quantum computing to Germany (Fraunhofer)

This is not the end

COVID-19 is terrible from a humanitarian, as well as from an economic perspective. However, we can use these circumstances to realize at least some benefits that may help our companies going forward.