Tra-DigitalHybrids finally changed its name! CAST Formwork system it is from today on!
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 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.
Check also the blog: https://modellingtechniques.weblog.tudelft.nl/tag/nadia-remmerswaal/