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Brainport – accelerating high-tech growth

 

Brainport, with Eindhoven at its heart, has become Europe’s beating high-tech region 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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Philips plans to split business

Dutch electronics giant Philips says it is planning to split the...

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Bits Blog: Philips and Ericsson to Use Streetlights to Expand Cellphone Coverage

The two companies will incorporate cellphone antennas into...

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VANBERLO TAKES HOME 3 PRESTIGIOUS IF 2014 DESIGN AWARDS

The iF jury presented a total of three design awards to design...

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Business Compass: portal to services

Innovative entrepreneurs looking for services in the Brainport region, can now use 'Business Compass'. It is a kind of digital "yellow pages", on which all useful links to parties and relevant people in the (semi) public services can be found. The tool is arranged by theme, sector and stage of life of a company.

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World's largest Tetris game can be played

The largest Tetris field ever, created by TU/e students, can be played since Monday. The game was built 2 weeks ago and was suspended by a crane from the TU/e Potentiaal building yesterday.

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Solar car Stella back in Eindhoven

The world famous solar car Stella returned to its home base, the TU/e in Eindhoven, yesterday. During the past few months the car visited several places in the United States, so that the Americans could become acquainted with the technical aspects.

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Lifetec & Health

InnoLife wins bid for European researchproject on health

InnoLife, a consortium of 144 European companies, research institutes and universities of which some are located in Brainport, has been selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for EIT Health. With a total volume of EUR 2.1 billion it is one of the largest public funded initiatives for health worldwide.

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The Brainport Talent Centre asks your much appreciated opinion about Brainport Communities

The Brainport Talent Centre asks your much appreciated opinion about Brainport Communities. Brainport Communities are live and/or online platforms where knowledge can be shared and networks can be built regarding specific technology related topics and innovations in the Brainport region. The aim of the Brainport communities is to provide professional knowledge and networks to a closed group of like minded people. Facebook is only used to provide this poll, the poll is completely anonymous. You do not have to give any personal information to fill in this poll. Thank you very much for your cooperation.


Please fill in our poll and tell us what you think at: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/igkybh.

VDL participation in largest telescope in the world

The VDL Group will contribute to the construction of a large telescope in Chile. The telescope will explore and focus on scientific discoveries in the field of planets, the composition of nearby galaxies and the deep universe.

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Design for Development: The Water Challenge

Design for Development: The Water Challenge

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Five candles for Ontdekfabriek

The Ontdekfabriek (Discovery Factory) opened its doors in Eindhoven 5 years ago. Celebrating their fifth anniversary they offer a free admittance during the month of December 2014 to all children who were 5 years old in 2009.

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Visa for start up founders

The Dutch immigration law will be changed as of January 1st 2015 to allow for special visa for startup founders. Although there are many questions about how the new law will work in practice, this is a major step in making The Netherlands more innovative and startup-friendly.

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Automotive

Westport acquires Prins Autogassystemen

Westport Innovations Inc., engineering the world's most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, announced on the second of december that it has acquired Netherlands based Prins Autogassystemen Holding B.V. (Prins) for Euro 12.2 million (approximately U.S.$15.1 million) through a combination of Euro 6.6 million (approximately 8.2 million dollars) in assumed liabilities and Euro 5.6 million (approximately 6.9 million dollars) in cash.

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Xeltis closes EURO 27 million / USD 34 million series B financing

Xeltis, a privately-held medical device company dedicated to transforming standards of care in heart valve replacement and vascular surgery, has announced that it has raised EURO 27 million (USD 34 million/CHF 32 million) in an oversubscribed Series B financing. Life Sciences Partners, Amsterdam (LSP) and Kurma Partners, Paris (Kurma) led the round, with participation from VI Partners, Zug (VI) and current shareholders of Xeltis. The financing will primarily be used to fund market access activities for the company’s first product, a pulmonary valve, and the development of the company’s product pipeline. The replacement pulmonary valve will be used to treat the orphan pediatric indication of severe congenital malformations of the heart.

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New tower at TU/e campus completed

The coming months, 850 employees will move into the new 12-story building of 26,000 square metres. Next academic year, the new building, called 'Flux', will provide accommodation for 1350 students.

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VRoom is Startup Weekend Eindhoven's winner

VRoom won the fifth edition of Startup Weekend Eindhoven. VRoom makes software that provides 3-D visualisation of products.

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EIT ICT Labs opens new location HTC

EIT ICT Labs is opening a new office in Eindhoven at the High Tech Campus on 11 December. The opening of EIT ICT Labs' new office is an important step in the goal of driving ICT innovation in the Netherlands.

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High Tech Systems & Materials

Dutch High-Tech delegation signs alliance with China

High Tech Campus Eindhoven and hardware accelerator Startupbootcamp HighTechXL, have just signed a major co-operation agreement in Beijing. The deal is with the China Technology and Venture Association, an independent private network active across China supervised by Ministry of Science and Technology of China, National Torch Center. The alliance involves more than 500 incubators and accelerators, VC firms, enterprise consultancies, IP advisors and leading accounting firms. 

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High Tech Talent event at airbase Eindhoven

During the High Tech Talent event that is going to be organized at the airbase in Eindhoven, educated students will be introduced to technical jobs the Army offers to both civilians and military members.

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Startup Weekend Eindhoven

The fifth edition of Startup Weekend Eindhoven is going to take place at the High Tech Campus this coming weekend.

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ASML outlines long-term growth opportunity

At its Investor Day, today, ASML will outline its expected opportunity to grow net sales to about EUR 10 billion and to triple earnings per share by 2020.

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Third edition Health Tech Event

On 9 December Professor Henrik Hautop Lund is one of the two keynotes during the yearly Health Tech event. He will discuss how you can turn research on play into products with dramatic health effects. We spoke with him last week.

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Accenture's 'Best of High Tech'

To stimulate and promote innovation and in partnership with High Tech Campus and Brainport Eindhoven, Accenture organizes the 2nd edition of ‘Best of High Tech’. The event will take place on December 10 from 17:00-20:00 at the High Tech Campus. This exciting event will bring together investors and corporations with leading innovative start-ups in the High Tech industry.

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