imec John Baekelmans

Inspiring innovator: John Baekelmans wants to enhance people’s lives

Inspiring innovator: John Baekelmans wants to enhance people's lives

The collaboration between global players imec, the Radboudumc, Radboud University and Wageningen University & Research was of interest to many in the area this past year. John Baekelmans — Managing Director of imec the Netherlands — relates how imec uses nanotechnology innovations, AI and big data to contribute to sustainable solutions to global issues. “Ultimately it’s all about behavioural change.”

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Heino Falcke Zwarte Gat

Inspiring innovator: Heino Falcke wants to prevent knowledge from disappearing down a black hole

Inspiring innovator: Heino Falcke wants to prevent knowledge from disappearing down a black hole

It was global news: in April 2019, the first ever photograph of a black hole was presented during a press conference in Brussels. Heino Falcke, professor of Astroparticle Physics and Radio Astronomy at the Radboud University, played a crucial part in capturing the photo. In doing so, a 20-year old dream was finally realised. “It just goes to show: a small idea can create quite a stir.

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