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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.

 

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Second place for TU/e Robot Soccer team in RoboCup

In the final of the robot soccer world championship in China Hefei,...

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Top 10 Start-Ups to Watch

Eindhoven is known for its innovative strength. It is a breeding...

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First wins for TU/e robots in China

The Tech United footballers are on a roll. The TU/e football robots...

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Van Gijzel starts fundraising for TU/e Solar Team

Today, mayor Van Gijzel launches a fundraising campaign to help the Solar Team students go to the Solar Challenge in Australia. Thus, keeping a promise he made almost two weeks ago, when the TU/e's new solar car was presented: the Stella Lux.

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Calling all Dutch tech startups to join Neelie Kroes and travel to Finland for SLUSH 2015

Come pitch at an exclusive pre-Slush competition held at Rockstart September 11th to win two airline tickets and two tickets to Slush 2015 to be held in Helsinki. Slush brings together 15,000 tech entrepreneurs, VCs, and journalists, and your startup can be a part of it. Neelie Kroes, Special Envoy for Startups, will be one of the main speakers during Slush and the Netherlands Embassy in Helsinki will make sure the Dutch will be more visible at Slush than ever before.

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Brainport shows resilience and accelerates growth

One of the best performing Dutch regions due to high-tech and manufacturing industry

Brainport has demonstrated its economic resilience and is one of the fastest growing regions of the Netherlands. This shows the Brainport Monitor 2015. During the recession of 2012-2013, perceived as a double-dip, Brainport managed to limit the setback. Followed by an economic growth of 2.1 percent in 2014, way above national average of 0.9 percent. Mrs Imke Carsouw, Managing Director of Brainport Development, concludes: "The figures underline exactly what we have been sensing in Brainport for quite a while now: we are on the right track and we can look forward with confidence."  

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Top 10 Start-Ups to Watch

Eindhoven is known for its innovative strength. It is a breeding ground of design and technology. New businesses start-up here almost every day. The second edition of the Top 10 Start-ups to Watch reflects their originality, strength and diversity.

 

 

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Second place for TU/e Robot Soccer team in RoboCup

In the final of the robot soccer world championship in China Hefei, Tech United took it up against the Chinese team Water from Peking University. The Dutch were annihilated 4-1.

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ASML towards record levels

Chip machine manufacturer ASML in Veldhoven is benefiting from the rising demand for computer chips for smartphones and tablets. The high-tech company achieved record sales of 1.65 billion euros in the second quarter with an end result of 370 million euros. In the first quarter net profit was 403 million euros.

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TU/e and ASML to Robocup in China

The students of the Technical University of Eindhoven are ready: they leave for China to compete in the robot soccer world championship. Chip producer ASML is also going to compete at the tournament.

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Startup Europe is coming to Silicon Valley, and looking for Dutch ‘scaleups’

Startup Europe is organizing a weeklong program under the title Startup Europe to Silicon Valley between September 21-25, to connect EU policy makers and the best EU ‘Scaleups’ with Silicon Valley stakeholders. As of today, the organization is looking for Scaleups, being companies that have outgrown the ‘startup’ status but are still on the rise, from across the EU.

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LabPON starts fullscale digital diagnosis for clinical cases with Philips

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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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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