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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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Additive world 'industrial 3D printing conference'

How to connect rapidly to the growing Internet of Things

Philips most reputable Dutch company

Two strong challengers and negative publicity in the USA have...

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Steinbuch to receive first KIVI Academic Society Award

Maarten Steinbuch will be receiving the first-ever Academic Society...

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A century of Philips inventions at campus TU

From Friday 100 years of Philips inventions can be seen at the TU/e...

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Prime Minister Rutte unveils millionth DAF truck manufactured in Eindhoven

On Wednesday, February 25th, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte unveiled the millionth Eindhoven-produced DAF truck. He then presented the truck to Mr. Bálint Révész from the Hungarian transport company bearing the same name, which specializes in bulk and tanker transport.

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North Brabant supports startups with Japan

On January 27, the Province of Noord-Brabant and Japanese incubator Tx Entrepreneur Partners (TEP) agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in support of high-tech startups in the Netherlands and Japan. TEP currently supports 117 high-tech startups in the region between the cities of Tokyo and Tsukuba. TEP cooperates with local governments and universities such as University of Tokyo and University of Tsukuba. TEP acknowledges that Brabant showcases promising high-tech institutes and organizations such as Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Tilburg, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Brainport, Startupbootcamp HighTech XL. Supported by its public and private partners, both sides will look for possible collaborations for startups, such as incubation, investment and R&D, based on mutual benefits. Noord-Brabant is planning to organize a mission to Japan in September. Using this chance, Noord-Brabant aims to deepen its collaboration with TEP.

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Eindhoven to be center point for international railways

Eindhoven has to be the hub for international railways as well the focus of improved links between the Netherlands and Germany. It is to be the 'link' in which the German Ruhr region will connect with the Randstad.

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100 Years of inventions

100 YEARS OF INVENTIONS, Made by Philips Research offers a choice selection of major innovations by this famous institute, including the vacuum tube, the X-Ray tube, the CD and innovations in the field of lighting. The exhibition also highlights the people behind the inventions, presenting personal stories of scientific curiosity, creativity and daring.

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High Tech Systems & Materials

ASML Announces New High Mark for EUV Productivity; TSMC Images More Than 1000 Wafers in a Single Day

ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) today confirms that its customer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) has successfully exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day, an important step towards insertion of EUV lithography in volume production of semiconductors.

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Automotive

NXP Shows the Future of the Driving Experience MWC 2015

The car as we know it is transforming from a simple mode of transport to a personalised mobile information hub – fully connected to the outside world. Manufacturers are working on secure, self-driving cars and vehicles are starting to communicate with each other, as well as with their surrounding infrastructure to avoid accidents and traffic jams.

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EFFECT Photonics closes Series-A funding

Dutch company enables photonic integration technology for mobile networks and datacentres and revolutionizes density, cost, and power.

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ZENS Wireless Charging Sleeve for iPhone 6

Wireless Charging with ZENS Convenient charging for everyone to enjoy

ZENS, developer of innovative wireless charging solutions that meet and exceed the most stringent consumer demands, is introducing yet another unique products to its offering. The market leader in the field of wireless charging announces the ZENS Wireless Charging Sleeve for the Apple iPhone 6. This is the first Apple iPhone 6 Charging Sleeve that is both Qi and MFI certified globally.

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Steinbuch to receive first KIVI Academic Society Award

Maarten Steinbuch will be receiving the first-ever Academic Society Award of the Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI). The professor of Control Systems Technology at TU/e was awarded the prize thanks to the appealing way he manages to link science and society. The award will be presented on the Day of the Engineer on March 18.

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RSM study reveals Philips’ 8 year reign as most reputable Dutch company

Two strong challengers and negative publicity in the USA have failed to dent Royal Philips Electronics' eight-year reign as the Dutch firm with the best reputation, according to an annual online study by the Reputation Institute, in conjunction with Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). The study looked at the reputations of the 30 largest Dutch companies during 2014 and asked the Dutch public if they trusted and respected companies on the list, and why they admired them.

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A century of Philips inventions at campus TU

From Friday 100 years of Philips inventions can be seen at the TU/e campus. In the Studium Generale amongst others include a display of the first CDs.

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This is Nova!

Meet Nova!

Meet Nova, the world’s first modular car!

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TU/e grows contrary to trend

This academic year saw slightly fewer students embark on an academic bachelor program. Some universities saw the number of new students drop significantly, while others saw that number increase. With 9.5 percent, the undeniable front runner in the latter group is TU/e.

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Philips museum celebrates International Year of Light with interactive music and light experience 'AURA'

Eindhoven, 22 January 2015 - Following the global opening of the International Year of Light at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, the International Year of light 2015 is now also getting under way in the Netherlands. The Philips museum, which is located in the center of the Netherlands' city of light, is bringing the AURA interactive music and light experience to Eindhoven especially to celebrate this year. AURA can be experienced here every weekend and every Wednesday afternoon up until 1 March. The version of AURA that will be live at the Philips museum offers yet more ways for the public to interact with light and sound and is even more advanced than the version that was presented during GLOW NEXT in November 2014.

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TU/e receives visit from astronaut André Kuipers

Astronaut André Kuipers will visit the university on Tuesday, March 3rd, during the 'Bedrijvendagen' or (company days) of the TU/e . The astronaut has been invited to talk on innovation and his space travel.

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Dutch Startup star engines raises €2 million ($2.29 million)

Eindhoven, the Netherlands, February 6, 2015 - STaR Engines has just announced during Startupbootcamp HighTechXL Demo Day in Eindhoven that it has raised an investment of 2 million euros (2.29 million dollar) from the Dutch angel investor Frans van Gils.

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Chinese investor invests on the spot over 1 million in two Dutch startups

During Startupbootcamp HighTechXL Demo Day on February 6 in the Evoluon in Eindhoven an investor announced himself during the pitches. Mr. Yu from China invested 450,000 euros on the spot in the Dutch startup Avular, after seeing the pitch of this team.

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Energy Challenge makes Eindhoven

The Energy Challenge ends this week in Eindhoven. The purpose of the event was that students invent ideas in order to get Eindhoven energy neutral in the year 2045.

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Exhibition: 100 years Philips inventions on TU/e

Inventions of Philips 'Natlab' (physics research) of the past century are soon to be seen in the Metaforum of the TU/e. In a special exhibition the past 100 years of inventions are shown.

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Start Up Week

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