One of the happy applicants is dr. Alexandra Suma (Built Environment), who received a Valorization Grant for IRWES, a system installed on the rooftops of high buildings that generates wind energy. Last year IRWES also received the Herman Wijffels Innovation Prize.
OneChipRadar by dr.ir. Reza Mahmoudi (Electrical Engineering) was also awarded a grant by STW. This project involves a radar system for 60 GigaHertz on a chip, including antennae, and the conversion of analog signals into digital ones.
The third Valorization Grant will be going to prof.dr.ir. Maarten Steinbuch (Mechanical Engineering) for PRECEYES, an eye-surgery robot developed in his research group Control Systems Technology.
The fourth and final grant has been awarded to Chemical Engineering & Chemistry. With SPINID, main applicant dr.ir. John van der Schaaf wants to market chemical reactors based on the spinning-disk technology. Quickly-rotating disks the size of a DVD enable an optimum mix of fluids and gases as well as efficient heat removal.