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18 Nov 2021
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The NWO Science Awards Week is coming up!
 
Every year the NWO Domain Science awards five special scientific prizes in the field of social impact, team science, diversity and communication. From November 29 to December 3, we will announce winners every day through our channels.
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Five Open Mind grants for exciting research with impact
The five scientists with surprising ideas each receive 50,000 euros to further develop their plan in one year time. They will work on a coating for viruses, fertiliser made from bio-waste and a 3D micro-environment for testing gender differences.
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Researchers discuss dilemmas in the regional energy transition
 
What does participation mean? What are the political and governance obstacles? How can you take values and emotions into consideration? These and other questions were considered during sessions researchers from the MARET programme organised at the Regional Energy Strategy Congress.
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Structural investments in research and science more than pay themselves back
Structural investments in research and science, such as those made in the proposal from the Knowledge Coalition, more than pay themselves back. This is clear from an independent analysis by RaboResearch that evaluated the Knowledge Coalition’s plans on its own initiative.
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> Researcher becomes entrepreneur via Faculty of Impact
 
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  NWO Talent Day: Putting a face to the talent
 
 
24
NOV
  FUSION: Future Security Impact, Organized Now
Registration required
 
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NOV
  Matchmaking meeting Zero-emission inland shipping (NWA) – Zero-emission and Circular Shipping (KIC)
Register now
 
 
23-25
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  Breaking Barriers - Final Conference of Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW)21
 
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  Matchmaking Urbiquay
 
 
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  Symposium Art Route Dutch Research Agenda
 
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Magazine Ubranising Deltas of the World
 
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NWO conclude their research programme 'Urbanising Deltas of the World' (UDW) with an online final conference and a final publication: Breaking Barriers. The magazine includes highlights of the research including storylines and interviews.
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TROPOMI measures 50,000 tonnes of leaked methane
 
The Dutch space instrument TROPOMI mapped the climate damage caused by an explosion in a gas well in Louisiana. Together with the American EDF, the SRON research team used a new methodology by taking measurements with two satellites in different ways.
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Joining research on zero-emission shipping possible
 
Are transition, governance, ethics, law and technology your expertise? On 24 November, join initiatives aimed at the call Zero-emission inland shipping or pitch with researchers for the call Zero-emission and circular shipping. Do you want to innovate together? Registration is open!
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Funding for six projects Open Technology Programme
 
The researchers and partners involved will work on topics such as the monitoring of muscle diseases, a new kind of wifi and molecular motors. The Open Technology Programme is aimed at application-oriented technical-scientific research from all fields.
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Jeroen Geurts new Rector Magnificus VU Amsterdam
 
Prof. dr. Dr Jeroen Geurts will be appointed Rector Magnificus of the VU University in Amsterdam with effect from 15 January 2022. Jeroen Geurts is member of the board of NWO and chair of ZonMw and from January 2017.
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Milestone for green kerosene project: first CO2 plasma in KEROGREEN module
 
KEROGREEN is an European project on producing green kerosene. The goal is to build a container sized plant in Germany for the production of the fuel. DIFFER developed the plasma reactor for this project: it is now operational. 
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Expected soon: new round Research along Routes by Consortia
 
In the second half of November, NWO expects to open the new funding round for Research along Routes by Consortia (ORC). This call offers opportunities for researchers and societal partners to join forces and contribute to the society of tomorrow in long-term research projects.
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Art with gravitational waves
 
Rubicon researcher Valeriya Korol set up an art project about her research into gravitational waves. She staged the performance ‘Einstein’s Sonata’ during the Festival della Scienza in Genoa. Korol demonstrates that knowledge utilisation from research can take many different forms.
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Researcher becomes entrepreneur via Faculty of Impact
 
Scientists with an innovative idea can apply for a two-year training programme to combine research with entrepreneurship. The research must have the potential for societal impact, specifically around energy transition and sustainability.
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Call: new members for the Caribbean research programme committee
 
NWO is looking for two new members for the Caribbean Research Program Committee. The Caribbean Research program connects society and science by stimulating research that is relevant to people and problems in the Caribbean region. Applications can be sent until December 15, 2021.
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Luuk Klomp new director NWO Domain AES
 
Luuk Klomp has been appointed director of NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES) starting 15 January 2022. ‘To further increase the social contribution of groundbreaking research in the applied and engineering sciences. Who wouldn’t want that?'
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AIM: the added value of mathematics in artificial intelligence
 
Artificial intelligence (AI) is hot. It is viewed as the most important technology for the coming decades. However, the crucial contribution of mathematicians and theoretical computer scientists is overlooked too often. The Artificial Intelligence in Mathematics initiative aims to realise a better connection.
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Demonstrator call 2022 open for applications
 
Create a functional basic version of self-developed technology via the Demonstrator programme. A third party takes care of the commercialisation. A maximum of EUR 160,000 per project can be applied for. Deadline for submission: 8 March 2022.
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Progress of measures to reduce pressure on the research system
 
NWO and the Dutch universities have informed Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), about the progress of the integral plan to reduce pressure on the research system. In January 2020, NWO and VSNU presented a package of measures to reduce the increasing workload and application pressure on academic staff.
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International gravitational wave laboratory opens in Maastricht
 
ETpathfinder has been opened. This laboratory will serve as a testing ground for the development of technologies for future gravitational wave detectors. Maastricht University is one of the driving forces behind ETpathfinder alongside NWO-institute Nikhef.
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NWO grants ten applications for Computing Time on the National Computer Facilities
 
The advanced national computer facilities are used for technical-scientific research in which major computational problems need to be solved and where the computational facilities of the individual institutions are inadequate.
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Caribbean research gathers steam
 
In 2014 NWO launched the first call that focused on the Caribbean Netherlands. Glenn Thodé, at that time rector of the University of Aruba: 'The knowledge landscape looks different, it works differently and therefore requires a different implementation. Read more in NWO's magazine Onderzoek.
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Save the date: TEKNOWLOGY 2021 on 31 May 2022
 
Unfortunately, TEKNOWLOGY could not take place last Tuesday. The Innovation Festival has been rescheduled for Tuesday 31 May 2022, and will again take place at DeFabrique in Maarssen. Be sure to reserve this date in your agenda! Registrations for 16 November are automatically transferred to 31 May.
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Open science central to new issue of NWO's magazine Onderzoek
 
The vast majority of researchers in the Netherlands are positive towards open science, according to a survey conducted by NWO. Also in this issue: an interview with Daniel Pijnappels, self-healing concrete makes constructions more durable and the place of women in early modern streets.
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Sixteen projects launched through Open Competition Domain Science-M
 
The themes vary from studying the dynamics of multivalent protein interactions to the development of techniques to estimate mixing in oceans. M-grants are intended for innovative, high-quality, fundamental research and/or studies involving matters of scientific urgency.
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The on-off inventor
 
'I see myself more as an inventor than a researcher. A researcher wants to understand how things work. So do I, but then I also want to know how to improve them and make them more useful', says cardiologist Daniël Pijnappels in NWO's magazine Onderzoek.
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Successful ECCM Research Day
 
The ECCM Research Day was organized at DIFFER. The goal of this day was to strengthen the national research community, working on the broad topic of “electrochemical conversion and materials”, by bringing together researchers from academia, research institutes and industry.
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Program NWO CHAINS announced
 
With the support KNCV and ChemistryNL, NOW CHAINS has a beautiful line-up with four plenary speakers, eight keynote speakers, including this year’s Spinoza winner Marc Koper. 140 parallel speakers, many interesting focus sessions and an exciting set of posters from junior researchers.
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Second release ASTRA toolbox
 
A toolbox widely used for tomographic reconstruction, co-developed at CWI, now boasts it’s second version release! This new version offers substantial improvements in compatibility and interoperability with other (Python) toolboxes like PyTorch.
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Twentysix research projects launched via Open Competition Domain Science–XS
 
The themes vary from developing bacterial micromotors or measuring air pollution to norm-aware artificial intelligence systems. The XS category emphatically strives to encourage curiosity-driven and bold research involving a relatively quick analysis of a promising idea.
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Forms Open Technology Programme 2022 available
 
The new round of the Open Technology Programme (OTP) will open for applications from 1 January 2022. The new conditions and forms to be used for this are now available. The OTP provides funding for application-oriented technical-scientific research.
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Speakers at NWO CHAINS 2021
 
During NWO CHAINS you can listen to the stories of renowned researchers and scientific talent. Plenary speakers are: Takuzo Aida, Burkhard König, Timothy Noël and Wei Yang. View the full list of speakers here.
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Overview of NL-CGIAR research programme
 

The programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, facilitates partnering between CGIAR Research Programs and CGIAR Centers with Dutch knowledge institutes and stakeholders from public/private sector. Read about research highlights, projects and involved countries. 

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