The finals of theASN Bank Wereldprijs took place in Le:en in Utrecht on the 19th of november 2015. Tra-Digital Hybrids, who has been nominated in the category ‘Safety and Social Cohesion’, has won 8.00o to further develop the project in the coming year.
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 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.
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.