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A promising marriage between Siemens and Leiden spin-off Culgi

Siemens recently took over the Leiden software company Culgi, founded by professor and inventor J.G.E.M. (Hans) Fraaije. We spoke to him about the algorithm that made him successful, the role of a university in our society and his ambitions at Siemens. ‘I was looking for Siemens, and they were looking for me.’

Hans Fraaije's smile rarely fades during the video interview. He talks enthusiastically about his extraordinary career, which always seems to hover between the academic world and the high-tech industry. ‘And because of the takeover, I am starting a whole new career now,’ says Fraaije. ‘Fantastic, a dream that comes true!’ 

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