Tra-DigitalHybrids finally changed its name! CAST Formwork system it is from today on!
The 3TU.Bouw ‘Lighthouse Project‘ program aims 1. To better the relation between the Dutch Technical faculties, and 2. To provide ‘seed money’ to finance projects that, because of their risk profile, are not easily financed in other ways. The projects are deemed successful if the end of 2016 a ‘proof of concept’ or ‘proof of failure’ can be displayed in the form of a physical product. The ‘imaginative’ nature of the research proposal, as well as the delivery of tangible results (e.g. prototypes, test environments, and so on), distinguishes Lighthouse Projects from other funding schemes.
In this 3TU proposal TD-Hybrids works together with the TU Eindhoven. Of the 54 applications, 15 project proposals were honored, TD-Hybrids was among the 15 projects chosen to receive project funding of 50.000. This seed-money will be used to develop a prototype of the TD-Building system before the end of 2016.
See also: https://www.3tu.nl/bouw/en/lighthouse2016/
The 5th of november the STW Technology Foundation awarded the new OpenMind grants and Simon Stevin prizes. Three bold research proposals Open Mind won a grant of 50,000 euros. Formic acid as fuel, secure high-rise slums and 3D printing technology for the treatment of spina bifida in fetuses. These three research ideas have been named winners of the Open Mind competition, and each receive 50 000 euro.
Nadia Remmerswaal of the TU Delft developed a building technique which enables slum inhabitants to construct incremental buildings that are durable and safe. Labeled ‘best pitch of the day’, she has taken home one of the three OpenMind grants.
The project TD-Hybrids is through to final ASN Wereldprijs! The competitions know 5 themes, each with their own winner. TD-Hybrids, enrolled in the theme ‘safety and social cohesion’ will compete in the final against ‘Urban Village’. The winner takes home at least € 5.000, but also competes for the public choice award of € 5.000. Want to help support TD-Hybrids? Voting opens from the 9th until the 19th of November. Do you have five minutes to spare for a vote?
The STW Take-off program focuses on facilitating and encouraging business and entrepreneurship from the Dutch universities and research institutes recognized by NWO. This involves the creation of innovative new businesses that are gaining new knowledge via research at these universities. The Tra-Digital Hybrids project has been asked to present their business case to be considered for a half-year feasibility study financed by STW.
The ASN Bank has been looking for smart ideas to create a better world. Their competition ‘Voor de Wereld van Morgen’ gives innovative entrepeneurs a startup boost if they win. Coaching, training and publicity is part of the program and a cash prize of 40.000 will be awarded in the finale the 19th of november. In three rounds the contestants will be eliminated from 50 participants to 15 participants. Tra-Digital Hybrids is with the last 25 projects that have one last round to go before the final. For more information please also check the AASN Bank blog.
The Tra-Digital Hybrid is selected out of 130 submissions to pitch together with 14 other projects at the STW yearly congress the 5th of November. STW offers this subsidy, called ‘Open Mind’ to socially involved researchers that are full of original ideas to help the world. It gives the researcher a year to work out their idea. The prize money of 50.000 will be awarded at the final on the 5th of November.
For more information on the selected projects please check the STW Open Mind Challenge program.
The Faculty of Architecture has chosen Nadia Remmerswaal for the election of ‘Best Graduate of the TU Delft’. Every faculty of the TU Delft nominates its own best graduate and lecturer for the title ‘Best of TU Delft’. Nadia Remmerswaal was chosen with her project ‘The Tra-Digital Hybrid’ as Best Graduate of the faculty of Architecture.
The final round of the ‘Best of TU Delft’ will take place on November 28 2015 and the winners will be announced in the Aula Congress Centre.
Tra-Digital Hybrids has been nominated for the Archiprix.
The Dutch design academies select their best architectural graduation projects for submission to the Archiprix, the price for best architectural graduation project of the Netherlands. The 30th of oktober 2015 7 nominees will be chosen to compete in the Dutch national Archiprix challenge.
For more information, please visit the Archiprix Website.