Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
TBM in the media
11 November 2019
Hans de Bruijn in Trouw about 'Framing’ (column)
Hans de Bruijn has a weekly column about 'framing' in Trouw. Read the latest column.
13 August 2019
Aimee van Wynsberghe in Computer weekly about Most influential women in UK tech
In its search for the most influential women in UK technology, each year Computer Weekly asks the tech industry to nominate who it thinks should be considered for the top 50. Robot ethicist Aimee van Wynsberghe of TU Delft is on the longlist for 2019.
12 August 2019
Aimee van Wynsberghe in Holland Herald about Robot ethics
Assistant professor and robot ethicist Aimee van Wynsberghe of TU Delft says we should not worry about robots taking over humanity. But we do need to develop moral codes when it comes to robotics and artificial intelligence.
Defossilising chemical industry: from molecule to large-scale system integration
90% of raw materials used today in the EU chemical industry are still from fossil origin. The energy transition therefore has far-stretching implications for chemical companies. The industry will need to replace its traditional energy sources for sustainable ones. This need is especially urgent in the Netherlands as it is striving to become CO2 neutral by the year 2050. TU Delft initiated the e-Refinery initiative to contribute to finding technical solutions in defossilising chemical industry.
Promoting social interaction through online games
Today’s society is faced with the challenge of communities that do not really participate in society. They keep to themselves and hardly interact with others in public spaces. This is often the case in urban districts. The municipalities of Rotterdam and The Hague embrace this challenge as an essential element of social resilience and want to address it in a positive way, through serious gaming.
Resilient water management in India through adaptive policy analysis
Over the last decade, uncontrolled growth has transformed rural villages around major cities in India into urban fringes, also known as peri-urban areas. There has been rapid construction of homes and factories and the growing population and industry create an increasing need for water. The original water infrastructure in these agriculture-dependent villages is ill equipped to cope and this is creating tensions.
Working proactively for safe gas networks in the Netherlands
Dutch gas network operators increasingly face factors that affect the safety of the gas network, such as different qualities of gas that cannot simply be mixed, pipes that have to be replaced, new technologies and changes in the tasks and responsibilities of partners in the chain. Netbeheer Nederland, the sector organisation for all electricity and gas distribution network operators, wants to be able to respond proactively to these challenges.
Safe and secure data marketplaces for innovation
Data-driven business models are a key engine of our digitised society. To achieve data-driven innovation, it is important that companies also share data. Examples include sharing data with competitors in order to understand changes in consumer behaviour or with partners to enable smarter deliveries of goods. With the SafeDEED project, TU Delft collaborates with a consortium of European companies and universities to develop technologies to help these kinds of marketplaces get off the ground and become successful.
How to guarantee public values in crowd-based innovations?
In today’s society, citizens are increasingly taking on a new role relative to the government and business community in the supply of products and services such as energy and transport. Examples include initiatives such as neighbours who join forces to purchase wind turbines, house swaps via Airbnb and transport using Uber. This can present challenges for the existing public structures, creating tension between the public sector and these initiatives.