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The Sound of Chocolate wins Make.Brussels: 30000 eur to realise the project

With this project Felipe Reinoso Carvalho (ETRO-VUB), Peter Passos and Elien Haentjens want to revitalize the neighborhood of Sablon, by bringing together creative people from the most different fields: musicians, chocolatiers and scientists. Together, they’ll develop an innovative experience which is based on research that explores the influence that music can have on taste.

This exercise will result in a chocolate box with music from Brussels talents, which will be sold at the chocolate shops. “Our goal is to give to visitors an innovative, and more artistic way to experience chocolate while visiting Sablon, and Brussels. They will be able to enjoy this sound-chocolate experience at the shop, or to acquire the box and do it at home, or simply to give this box as an authentic, original present from Brussels”.

“To promote this new experience, we will organise different kinds of events, such as a big chocolate party, more intimate concerts with the participating musicians, a tasting trail around Sablon, and other tasting experiences at the galleries. In the long term, we also want to broaden our focus exploring other types of food and beverages, and to work with arts, which has a special relation with all of our senses. By doing this, we want to make people aware of the relationship between their senses, and put Sablon in the map, as a place for creativity and innovation”.


http://make.brussels/nl/projects/the-sound-of-chocolate/

Other NEWS

First prize for the best poster for Eowyn van Wittenberghe! 08.06.2017

During the VUB Doctoral School Day of Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering (NSE) Ir. Eowyn van Wittenberghe received the first prize for the best poster of faculty of Engineering of VUB for her work on: In-vehicle Biofeedback Device to Reduce Stress.
Promoters: Prof. Johan Stiens (ETRO-IR) and Prof. Yori Gidron (Centre for Neuroscience, VUB and University of Lille, France)

Say-it: Your computer as your Speech Therapist 27.04.2017

Lukas Latacz was interviewed about the spin-off Say-it. A tool is developed jointly by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. Via an online application, patients perform speech exercises and through well-developed algorithms, they get thorough feedback. As such, it allows them to practice independently, which enriches the sessions with speech therapists.
Two prototypes are being tested by hundreds of speech therapists in Flanders and the Netherlands at the moment and plans exist to commercialize the tool and research how to expand its possibilities in other languages.

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Minh Duc Nguyen obtained the Solvay Award 2015 23.10.2016

Minh Duc Nguyen obtained the Solvay Award 2015 for his MSc thesis entitled “Stereo Depth Estimation with Inter-view Consistencies”. The promotor of Duc’s MSc thesis is Adrian Munteanu. Jan Hanca and Shao-Ping Lu are thesis advisers.
The awards ceremony was organized by the International Solvay Institutes during a grandiose Solvay Public Event at the Flagey building in Brussels. The event involved panel discussions and plenary talks given by distinguished scientists and Nobel prize laureates in chemistry.
Obtaining the Solvay prize involves a very strong competition with brilliant students in chemistry, physics, biochemistry and engineering. Congratulations to Duc for this outstanding result!

Selected as Editors’ Pick: Joint ETRO-Structural Biology Brussels publication 09.09.2016

A joint ETRO - Structural Biology Brussels publication (Lectin-Glycan Interaction Network-Based Identification of Host Receptors of Microbial Pathogenic Adhesins
http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/4/e00584-16) has been selected as Editors’ Pick of the mBio journal. It is featured as “Bioinformatic approach identifies receptors that pathogens use to attach to host cells” on the front page of the mBio journal website (see the “current issue” tab at http://mbio.asm.org/).

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The Sound of Chocolate wins Make.Brussels: 30000 eur to realise the project 31.05.2016

With this project Felipe Reinoso Carvalho (ETRO-VUB), Peter Passos and Elien Haentjens want to revitalize the neighborhood of Sablon, by bringing together creative people from the most different fields: musicians, chocolatiers and scientists. Together, they’ll develop an innovative experience which is based on research that explores the influence that music can have on taste.

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