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Kitepower sails toward energy transition

As the energy transition gets wind beneath its wings, one Yes!Delft start-up is drawing inspiration from Dutch astronaut and professor, the late Wubbo Ockels. Its solution: fly kites in order to harness wind energy and convert it into usable power.

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

Self-driving in the dark

If autonomous driving is ever going to be a reality, we’ll probably have to accept some deaths caused by machine error in order to save many more lives in the long run.

In other news

Intel, Graphcore and Groq: let the AI Cambrian explosion begin (Forbes)
Daimler to axe at least 10,000 jobs (Reuters)
RISC-V Foundation moving to Switzerland because of geopolitical concerns (The Register)

I dream of electromobility

Like many large cities, Stuttgart is also shifting to both personal and shared electromobility. I feel good about my BMW I3, but I do feel quite bad about still being part of that crazy traffic.