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Brainport – accelerating high-tech growth

 

Brainport, with Eindhoven at its heart, has become one of Europe’s prominent high-tech regions in recent years. Not just a place on the map but a state of mind. This is the Brainport philosophy, a unique form of collaboration that lays the foundation for open innovation: sharing knowledge to multiply knowledge. High-tech and design go hand in hand with top-quality manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Brainport is so much more than the sum of its parts and, as such, is an accelerator of growth. Collaboration and cooperation, a considerable dose of intelligence and the ability to constantly adapt help accelerate the economy and get the individual moving, attracting talented students, knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.

 

Brainport is also a magnet for tomorrow. Together we can develop the products and services that will solve the societal challenges of the future. Making products that the world longs for.

 

Co-creating the future

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EIT ICT Labs opens Summer School at Campus

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Solar Team Eindhoven reveals 'energy-positive' family car

The TU/e Solar Team Eindhoven student team presented its new...

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DAF turns up production again to 200 trucks per day

Truck manufacturer DAF increases its production again: as of...

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Brains Award for car on formic acid

Student team 'Fast' of the TU/e won the DLL Award for their car...

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Singularity University establishes a Netherlands presence in Eindhoven

The prestigious Singularity University (SU), headquartered in Silicon Valley, is set to open The Singularity U - The Netherlands in Eindhoven, making it the first SU campus established outside of the US. SU paves the way for breakthrough innovation by bringing together scientists from all over the world who combine advanced technologies to offer solutions to global problems. SU fosters a favorable environment for tech start-ups.

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Shapeways raises $30 million to redefine how products are made

New investors include INKEF Capital, Hewlett Packard Ventures, and Presidio Ventures

Shapeways, the world’s largest 3D printing service, marketplace and community, today announces a new round of funding, led by The Netherlands based investor, INKEF CapitalHewlett Packard Ventures and Presidio Ventures, the investment arm of the Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation, also participated in the round, as well as current investors Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital. Robert Jan Galema of INKEF Capital joins the Shapeways board.

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Bike path opened for knowledge workers in the region

A new bike path linking high-tech companies in the region opened yesterday. This morning the so-called "Slow Lane" was opened, which should encourage knowledge workers to bike instead of using a car.

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DAF turns up production again to 200 trucks per day

Truck manufacturer DAF increases its production again: as of September 1, 200 trucks per day should be rolling of the assembly line. In Eindhoven 182, in British Leyland the remaining eighteen.

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Dyesol joins solliance as an industrial partner

Dyesol Limited, a leader in Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology, and Solliance are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement formalizing Dyesol’s entry as an Industrial Partner to Solliance, a world-class solar energy consortium situated in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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Jan Mengelers nr. 1 in Eindhoven leaders ranking

TU/e Executive Board chairmen Jan Mengelers has been selected by the Eindhoven magazine Frits as the major influencer in the South-East Brabant region. This is shown by the magazine’s annual publication of the Top 50 Eindhoven top women and top men for 2015. First place in the ranking for the women in business goes to Josette Dijkhuizen. 

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René Janssen wins Spinoza Prize

Professor René Janssen will receive a Spinoza Prize, the highest Dutch award in science. This was announced by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) today, 12 June. NWO praises Janssen, professor of Molecular Materials and Nanosystems, as ‘world leader in the field of organic solar cells’.

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Opening of the first new exhibition "Erfgoedhuis" (Heritage House)

The new Heritage House in Eindhoven opened its first exhibition yesterday. The exhibition 'The Eindhoven Galaxy' tells the history of the dairy industry in the city.

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Philips and WMC Health announce partnership to transform patient care

Royal Philips and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announced 16th of june a multi-year, USD 500 million partnership to transform and improve healthcare for millions of patients across New York’s Hudson Valley.  The partnership is based on an enterprise managed services model through which Philips will provide WMCHealth with a comprehensive range of clinical and business consulting services, as well as advanced medical technologies such as imaging systems, patient monitoring, telehealth and clinical informatics solutions.

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CAMPUS WELCOMES MANY ‘HIGH-TECH EXPLORERS’ DURING DTW

While the TeamDare robot band played a cheerful tune, some 3200 visitors were ready to be amazed on the Campus. Just as in previous years the Campus participated in the High Tech Discovery Route (HTOR) during Dutch Technology Week. The HTOR was a great success once again this year.

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Brains Award for car on formic acid

Student team 'Fast' of the TU/e won the DLL Award for their car which runs on formic acid. They got the Sustainability Prize 2015, part of the Brains Award.

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TALENT: KEY TO INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21th century. That is the main message that resulted from the labour market event Think Tomorrow- Think Talent which took place on Thursday June 4th during the Dutch Technology Week. The enormous worldwide demand for tech- and IT-talents, the necessity to continuously educate people and to keep attracting and retaining (inter)national talent was supported by all speakers.

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Sustainable entrepreneur awards 2015

Who is the most sustainable entrepreneur of Eindhoven of 2015? This is now a question but tonight it will become clear. Alderman Staf Depla (Economics) will hand out the hallmark Sustainable Entrepreneur (‘Duurzame Ondernemer’) to Eindhoven entrepreneurs who are striving for sustainability.

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'Eindhoven 5th best cycling city in the world'

Eindhoven is in fifth place in the world when it comes to cycling. As reported by Eindhoven Dichtbij.

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VDL Groep takes over TEL Mechatronics

VDL Groep in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has acquired from TEL Solar (a subsidiary of Tokyo Electron Limited) the manufacturing unit TEL Mechatronics AG in Trübbach, Canton St. Gallen, Switzerland. With this take over, which was signed and closed on May 29, 2015, 100% of the shares of TEL Mechatronics AG have been transferred to VDL Groep. The company with its 120 employees will continue its operations within the VDL ETG organization under the new name VDL ETG Switzerland.

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Over three million for TU/e research

The cooperation of Christian Ottmann gets 3.3 million euros from the Marie Curie programme of Horizon 2020. The so-called consortium is connected with the TU/e.

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Fourth Dutch Technology Week starts with TU/e Experience

The Dutch Technology Week started at the TU/e on Sunday. It is the fourth time that the event was organised. The aim of its participating companies and organisations is to attract students and young professionals and their interest in technology.

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TU/e builds 300 apartments at campus

300 students' apartments are currently being built at the TU/e grounds, as part of a reconstruction of the university campus.

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Eindhoven company CMNTY opens office in New York

The Eindhoven software company CMNTY is going to open an office in New York. The company already opened an office in London before.

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NXP sells RF Power business for 1.6 billion euros

Today, NXP Semiconductors announced an agreement that will facilitate the sale of its RF Power business to Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd (JAC Capital). Under the terms of the agreement the Chinese JAC Capital will pay 1.8 billion dollars, or 1.6 billion euros, for the business.

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