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December 2021

Strange times for a festive season

15 December 2021|Categories: PIEK|

We all thought that we could put Covid-19 behind us after the summer, but we could not have been more wrong. New mutations keep popping up. Like 2020, 2021 has turned out to be a strange year as well. There has been remote working, and the pendulum has swung between more freedom and less freedom, all to contain the virus. [...]

November 2021

John Cockerill Group, passionate entrepreneurs

17 November 2021|Categories: PIEK|

Founded in 1817 the John Cockerill Group develops large-scale technological solutions to meet the needs of its time, driven by the entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation of its founder. It is active in the conservation of natural resources, contributions to greener mobility, sustainable production methods, the battle against security risks and the facilitation of access to renewable energy. What [...]

October 2021

Productronica 2021

27 October 2021|Categories: PIEK News|

This year too PIEK is present at the Munich Productronica fair, together with IPC. This world famous fair is taking place from 16-19 November 2021. This year the fair will again be overflowing with innovations, and experts in all sorts of fields will exchange ideas all the time. Themes like the electronics of the future, trends in various industries, growth [...]

The Future of Vegetables and Fruit

6 October 2021|Categories: PIEK|Tags: |

The cultivation of vegetables and fruit is also dominated by developments in the technical interconnect industry. This article will discuss a number of items that are being developed, being experimented with and even being applied. Growth world population All planning offices state that medical developments lead to people living longer, which means that the world population is expected to grow [...]

September 2021

Ethics are essential in every organisation

15 September 2021|Categories: PIEK|

PIEK regularly talks to leading experts in the field of the Digital Society. One of our recent interviewees was dr. Katleen Gabriels. She is a moral philosopher at Maastricht University (UM), where she is also the director of the Digital Society study programme. The first question about her personal story gets her talking straight away. ‘I studied German and philosophy. [...]

Do we still need agriculture and cattle farming?

8 September 2021|Categories: PIEK|

In some 30 years there will be nearly 10 billion people on earth. All these people want to eat and drink. With the development of in-vitro meat one might think that there will not be employment in cattle farming in the future. Moreover, it would be better for the environment, too. Still developments do not go that fast, and the [...]

August 2021

Do algorithms already determine our lives?

31 August 2021|Categories: PIEK|

Algorithms are part and parcel of our lives. We accept them and make abundant use of them, or rather they make abundant use of us. Social media platforms thrive on algorithm use, and companies, governments and obviously criminals are no strangers to them either. They can be very handy and make our lives easier. Think for instance of a navigation [...]

Cybercrime, hotter than ever

25 August 2021|Categories: PIEK|Tags: |

The newspapers are already warning against cybercriminals offering a vaccine against Covid-19. It has never been easier to become a cybercriminal, also because legislation worldwide is lagging behind. Via the Internet or the Darknet criminals offer crime as a service (CaaS). This involves asking a third party to infiltrate or even shut down another party’s computer network. The trade in [...]

July 2021

Russian cows: VR technology boosts milk production

28 July 2021|Categories: PIEK|

Farmers are indispensable in food supplies. Despite developments in the field of in-vitro meat and other emerging technologies, we will remain dependent on agriculture and livestock farming in the coming decades. This sector is still responsible for over 25% of CO2 emissions, and it is not likely to change any time soon. This article will dig into current and imminent [...]

Trauma surgery – behind the scenes

14 July 2021|Categories: PIEK|

The technical interconnect industry can be found in all aspects of life. It is this wide diversity in the applications of its products that makes the technical interconnect industry fascinating. PIEK continually keeps you informed of both developments and innovations in all possible fields that the technical interconnect industry is active in. Zuyderland Hospital is one of the first hospitals [...]

June 2021

Organs on a microchip

30 June 2021|Categories: PIEK|

Most people consider animal testing no longer done. The pharmaceutical industry is well aware of current feelings about this and is looking for alternatives. This search is also prompted by the costly and time-consuming nature of clinical testing. Sometimes there is simply no time for such testing, as is now the case with the rush to find a vaccine against [...]

Euromex Microscopes

16 June 2021|Categories: PIEK|

Euromex Microscopes BV is a leading manufacturer of microscopes and other high-performance optical instruments. Founded in 1956, Euromex has become a first-class supplier of biological and stereo microscopes, and since 2016 it has been a valued partner of PIEK’s. Euromex is operating in over 120 countries worldwide via distributors, suppliers and agents. A wide range of customers such as schools [...]

Agriculture going state of the art

2 June 2021|Categories: PIEK|

With an ever growing world population the need to make agriculture more efficient and effective has grown. Technological developments and innovations make the difference, and a number of them will be shown in this article. Nanotechnology In agriculture nanotechnology is still in its infancy, though some developments are promising and have already been tested and implemented. One of the developments [...]

May 2021

Cybercrime: choose prevention over cure.

26 May 2021|Categories: PIEK|Tags: |

The Corona virus is currently all over the news, and the problem of cybercrime is no longer front-page news. Nevertheless, despite these hard times cyber criminals do not feel any scruples breaking into systems, even hospital systems. In a few articles we will tackle this theme and update you on what is going on. We will deal with such aspect [...]

The office of the future

5 May 2021|Categories: PIEK|Tags: |

Years ago the paperless office was expected to be the office of the future. In practice it still turns out to be a utopia to function without paper at an office, also because rules and regulations require this from organisations. Other technological developments in the meantime are pushing another phenomenon into our lives: the contactless office. In this article we [...]

April 2021

Building in the next decade

28 April 2021|Categories: PIEK|

Waste is an architect´s design error. This is what Dr Elma Dumirsevic stated in her vision of circular building. Whether there will be many design errors in the future remains to be seen. One thing that is certain, though, is that today´s construction industry will not be that of 2030, because it is developing very rapidly. Construction firms tapping into [...]

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