Nearly 80 companies from the Netherlands and surrounding region displayed their technologies at the second annual CES Unveiled Amsterdam. Check out the video below to get a taste of the innovation that will be on hand at CES 2019:
In September, Codam Coding College opened offering persons aged 18 to 30 free coding lessons. Founded by Corinne Vigreux, cofounder of TomTom, Codam’s curriculum aims to prepare the future workforce. “As a tech entrepreneur, I am acutely aware of the shortage of good software engineers. We don't just need more young people with the right skills; the right mindset, drive and creativity are also essential,” explains Vigreux. Visit Codam.nl.
Joris Laarman, a Dutch designer, has collaborated with an Amsterdam-based robotics startup to 3D print a bridge spanning an Amsterdam canal. Laarman worked with MX3D to print the 12-meter steel bridge with the help of a team of robots. MX3D expects to install the bridge by October 2018.
This fall, the Dutch government will begin to experiment with digital identity cards in Utrecht and Eindhoven. Participants can identify themselves via an app on their smartphones that is opened via biometric data. The app is activated via fingerprint scanning or facial recognition, and users can choose what information is displayed – for example, a simple identification including a name and birthdate, or a more extensive form of identification such as a passport.
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