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RU Faculty of Science Team Science Award for NIfTI

Date of news: 29 November 2021

The collaborative project 'National Individual floating Transport Infrastructure (NIfTI)' between HFML-FELIX and other faculties of Radboud University as well as the HAN University of Applied Sciences has won the Radboud University Faculty of Science Team Science Award.

The prize was awarded during the online New Year's meeting of the Faculty of Science. The National Individual floating Transport Infrastructure (NIfTI) project consists of a team of 13 scientists and more than 50 students from across Radboud University and HAN University of Applied Science. Their common goal is to develop a floating transport system that enables people and freight to travel in a more sustainable, flexible and efficient way.

2022 nifty team sceince award FNWI

Screenshot of the online New Year's meeting with Richard van Wezel, Faculty Board vice-dean of Research, and 2 representatives of team NIfTI: Nigel Hussey and Arwin Kool

At the moment, there is a 2-meter test track running at HFML-FELIX. This year 2 more prototypes are planned. Nigel Hussey: "We’re hoping to make a floating equivalent of the number 10 bus, the Heyendaal shuttle.”

PhD student Arwin Kool operates the test track at HFML-FELIX

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