13 episodes

A podcast by the Netherlands Innovation Network, hosted from embassies and consulates around the world. This podcast highlights the technological innovation from the Netherlands, and our host countries, that could help solve the grand societal challenges the world is facing. Specifically focused on fields in which we can work together, or in which successful collaboration is already going on. To get in contact with us, please visit https://english.rvo.nl/partners-network/international-economic-network/netherlands-innovation-network/contact.

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A podcast by the Netherlands Innovation Network, hosted from embassies and consulates around the world. This podcast highlights the technological innovation from the Netherlands, and our host countries, that could help solve the grand societal challenges the world is facing. Specifically focused on fields in which we can work together, or in which successful collaboration is already going on. To get in contact with us, please visit https://english.rvo.nl/partners-network/international-economic-network/netherlands-innovation-network/contact.

    #13 China - Afke Schaart: Gender Equality and Global Impact at Huawei

    #13 China - Afke Schaart: Gender Equality and Global Impact at Huawei

    Welcome to the 13th episode of Innovation Matters, a podcast organized by the Netherlands Innovation Network. In this episode we’ll talk to Afke Schaart. This podcast episode is broadcasted from Shanghai, China.
    Afke Schaart is the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Impact at the headquarters of Huawei in Shenzhen and the most senior foreign national currently working at Huawei. She previously worked in local and national government, at KPN, Microsoft and the GSMA (or the international association of telecommunications companies). The release of this episode coincides with February 11th, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Women are still under-represented in the tech industry worldwide, occupying just 12% of jobs in cloud computing, 15% in engineering, and 26% in data and AI. In this episode, we also dive deeper into topics such as achieving gender equality. 
     

    • 44 min
    #12 CHINA: Researching Stem Cells and Women in Science

    #12 CHINA: Researching Stem Cells and Women in Science

    My guest today is Professor Gu Ying, she works at BGI in Shenzhen, China. She is Deputy Director at BGI-Research, China. She has a background in Oncology and Biotechnology and a PhD in Molecular and Developmental Biology. 

    In the second half of our episode, we have an open conversation about the position of women in academia in China, the opportunities and the challenges.
                           

    • 38 min
    #11 TAIWAN: Photonics Research in Taiwan and the Netherlands

    #11 TAIWAN: Photonics Research in Taiwan and the Netherlands

    Photonics is the technology that focuses on the generation, transport, and detection of light waves and light particles, also called photons. Photonic solutions are a response to the growing need in the areas of communication, food production, living comfort, industrial digitization, and health.

    In this episode, we invited two professors from Taiwan and the Netherlands. To discuss the development situation of photonics in the two areas. During the discussion, they also mention the more possibilities of light in the coming years.

    We believed you will learn a lot about photonics and optics from their sharing! Enjoy! 

    Prof. Ching-Fuh Lin from National Taiwan University 
    He is the founding Director of Innovative Photonics Advanced Research Center (i-PARC) and a joint distinguished professor in the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, and Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University. His major research area is in photonics, including photonics sensing techniques, Si-based photonics, organic-inorganic composites for light emission & sunlight harvest, broadband semiconductor lasers & optical amplifiers, integration of photonics and electronics.
    He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SPIE, Member of Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials, and a member of OSA.


    Prof. Herman Offerhaus from University of Twente
    Prof. Offerhaus research aims at the exploitation of optical phase to enhance optical processes. He is involved in projects aimed at the detection of pathogens in blood through phase-coherent nonlinear (CARS) spectroscopy, the phase-locking of laser diode arrays, the spectral phase-shaping of ultra-short pulses and the generation of phase-coherent plasmon fields on metal-dielectric interfaces. All projects concern the development of physics and technology to (real) applications. Most projects involve cooperation with other (international) research groups or companies. 
    Specialties: Lasers, short pulse laser, nonlinear optics, CARS spectroscopy, holography

    • 31 min
    #10 TAIWAN: The Light of Innovation in Chip Making

    #10 TAIWAN: The Light of Innovation in Chip Making

    ASML is in the leading position in the chip manufacturing process. The key to having such success is to use the power of innovation, or “open innovation.” In this episode, we invited Boudewijn Sluijk, Director of Strategic Marketing from ASML, to share how they think about open innovation within the company and at the industrial scale.

    Our modern life is driven by chips. Chip manufacturing is known as “semiconductor industry,” a highly technology-integrated industry in which innovation plays a vital role.

    About our guest speaker: 
    Boudewijn Sluijk, Sr. Director of Marketing, ASML, has been a senior member of ASML’s strategy team since 2014 with a focus on long term technology developments. 

    Boudewijn has worked in various marketing functions at ASML since 1998. He started ASML’s Market Research department in 2003. He had the honor to introduce ASML’s TWINSCAN product line at SPIE 2001
    Boudewijn graduated in Physics from Leiden University

    Special thanks to Karen Lo, Head of Communications, Asia, ASML.

    • 29 min
    #9 TAIWAN: The Dutch Story Behind TSMC

    #9 TAIWAN: The Dutch Story Behind TSMC

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is the world's largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry. In this episode, we will be talking about the rising of the Semiconductor industry in Taiwan. We invite Prof. Mila Davids (the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) and Dr. ChunPu Lin (Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan) to join us and share the story of TSMC and the story of the Semiconductor industry. In the last part of the episode, we also talked about the project that they are working on “The House of Taiwanese-Dutch Narratives”. If you’re interested in this project, you can contact Mila via emails or contact IA in Taiwan


    Prof. Mila Davids
    Mila Davids is an Assistant Professor in the History of Technology research group that is part of the section Technology Innovation and Society in the TU/e School of Innovation Sciences. Her areas of expertise include modern and contemporary history, history of technology and business history, social history and transitions, knowledge infrastructure and circulation, and innovation.


    Dr. ChunPu Lin
    Chun-Pu Lin is an Assistant Research Fellow of the Regional Development Study Center, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), Taiwan. His areas of expertise include foreign direct investment, international business management, and Asian Business.


    Innovation Matters is a podcast by the Netherlands Innovation Network, this episode is broadcasted from the Netherlands Office Taipei.
    Hope you enjoy this episode!

    • 47 min
    #8 SINGAPORE: The tiger on the table - small and big medical data

    #8 SINGAPORE: The tiger on the table - small and big medical data

    Welcome to the eight episode of Innovation Matters podcast brought to you by Netherlands Innovation Network. Today, we are back with the researchers of Singapore National Eye Center. Last time we talked about the development of SELENA+ the AI tool to detect diabetes related eye disease and the impact of covid of digitalization in the health care sector in Singapore. 

    We are here with Professor Wong, Professor Tan and Professor Ting who are Ophtamologists at Singapore National Eye Center, and with Professor Liu, who is a computer scientist at A*STAR in Singapore. This episode focuses on challenges: patient and AI interaction, data availability, data sharing methods such as Federated learning and Singapore's outlook on international collaboration. 

    Contact information: 
    sin-ia@minbuza.nl
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/netherlands-innovation-network-singapore/ 

    • 22 min

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