Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that’s just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.
In today’s volatile global marketplace, innovation can often be the key differentiator when seeking to generate a competitive edge. Open Innovation is also a necessary enabler to increase value in the process, today’s companies must look at where protecting intellectual property makes a difference, but also recognise that by working together far more can be achieved.
This is why Deloitte is launching the Deloitte Innovation Centre. The Centre will focus on young companies in the technology scene, active in analytics, digital, cyber security and mobility solutions. Place to be for the launch is De Hoorn, Leuven on April 29th.
Ghent University and Enterprise Flanders have closed an agreement by which the European Regional Development Fund (EDRF/EFRO) will invest 1,65 million euros in UGent’s new P3-Lab. P3 stands for Polymers, Prototyping and Pre-compliance testing, and refers to the three key expertise areas of the new open innovation center. This lab will support established and starting enterprises, as well as university researchers and students in the development of prototypes and in pre-compliance testing of electronics casings.
Team SB&D (Superior Beverages & Drinks) from Liège triumphed in the final of the 4th Deloitte Accountancy Entrepreneurship Challenge last weekend. This competition, involving 26 teams and more than 100 students from all over Belgium, encourages the participants to set up a virtual company and manage it online.