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€236 million for promising integrated photonics technology

An extra EU investment of €17 million to boost production of PICs The Netherlands, a number of provinces and regions, companies and knowledge institutions are together investing 236 million euros in...

Why don’t we eat cultured meat yet?

With one stem cell of a cow, you can culture thousands of kilos of meat. In theory, it is even possible to grow enough meat in 25.000-litre bioreactors to feed tens of thousands of people for a...

Ski accessories that protect against cold, sun and impact

VIENNA, 10 December 2018 - There was a time when skiing accessories protected people from the cold and the sun. The trend towards freeriding and snowparks also brought ski accessories that protected...

How German professors see Industry 4.0

HAMBURG, 9 December 2018 - Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, is already changing not only industrial production, but also the world of work. Digitilisation, the increasing use of...

TU/e start-up AnalyzeData targets cyber hazards with visual analytics

High-volume and complex data flows make it difficult to detect cyber-fraud, particularly if the fraud is specific or one-off in nature. Bram Cappers devoted his PhD research at the TU/e Department...
The Innovation Station: the solar car from Munich

The Innovation Station: the solar car from Munich

Okay, it's not a Lightyear with a driving range of at least 400 or even 800 kilometres and an almost-all-solar concept, but still, the Sion from Munich based Sono Motors is an interesting car. It is an electric car with integrated solar panels that can charge the car...

Why don’t we eat cultured meat yet?

Why don’t we eat cultured meat yet?

With one stem cell of a cow, you can culture thousands of kilos of meat. In theory, it is even possible to grow enough meat in 25.000-litre bioreactors to feed tens of thousands of people for a year. So why is this not happening yet? In 2013, the first burger of...

Personalised travelling with Maps Untold

Personalised travelling with Maps Untold

Gaby Gomes Branco, an industrial engineering student at TU/e and a co-founder of Maps Untold, meets me in the Innovation Space of the university. She is very busy nowadays, as well as her colleagues: together they are working on Maps Untold – a new platform that helps...

The Innovation Station: Free Float

The Innovation Station: Free Float

Roboat is a research project aiming to develop the world's first fleet of autonomous floating vessels. It is a new kind of on-demand infrastructure: autonomous platforms will combine together to form floating bridges and stages, collect waste, deliver goods, and...

The Innovation Station: Pick me up!

The Innovation Station: Pick me up!

It's not the first flying car, but it is a very interesting one. The Pop.Up Next is a 1:4 scale model from Audi, Airbus and Italdesign showcasing a flying taxi concept. The idea is that a drone can pick up a self-driving car and transport it further through the air....

[BRAINPORT COLUMN] Dommel Valley

[BRAINPORT COLUMN] Dommel Valley

‘Precisely because things are going so well in Brainport Eindhoven, it is important to link the power of today to the challenges of tomorrow’. Arnold Stokking, Managing Director Industry at TNO and initiator of the future exploration of Brainport Eindhoven; where are...

How German professors see Industry 4.0

How German professors see Industry 4.0

HAMBURG, 9 December 2018 - Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, is already changing not only industrial production, but also the world of work. Digitilisation, the increasing use of adaptive robots and systems for production and logistics control make...

Internationals in Eindhoven: Tufail from Pakistan

Internationals in Eindhoven: Tufail from Pakistan

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Tufail Shahzad Country of origin: Pakistan Work: Naval...

How Anteryon makes the invisible visible

How Anteryon makes the invisible visible

It doesn't ring a bell to most people when they hear the name Anteryon, but CDs are known to everyone. Anteryon, then still part of Philips, made millions of lenses a year for CD players from the nineties onwards. Nowadays their optical modules are mainly found in...