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Lightyear is ready for the future

In a brand-new factory hall on the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the production of the first Lightyear One will start. The fast-growing car manufacturer is certainly ready for it, but how will the...

The artificial snow cloud

VIENNA, 17 December 2018 - The artificial snow cloud is a unique process for producing natural snow. The name says it all: The method is based on the simulation of the physical parameters of a...

Analysis of 5 million pedestrian movements shows: people keep a 75 cm comfort zone to prevent collisions

Pedestrians are constantly avoiding collisions with oncoming people. Meters in advance they unconsciously change their walkway to pass each other. Physicists of the Eindhoven University of...

Tomorrow is Good: a capuchin monkey in a yellow vest

Nowadays cars hardly ever break down, and that's a good thing because before you know it you're standing alongside the road with a yellow vest and you're mistaken for someone who's protesting...

Tailor-made robots for everyone

BREMEN, December 15, 2018 - Robots have long been an important part of industrial production. They are also fulfilling more and more functions in logistics, especially in the internal logistics of...
Lightyear is ready for the future

Lightyear is ready for the future

In a brand-new factory hall on the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the production of the first Lightyear One will start. The fast-growing car manufacturer is certainly ready for it, but how will the company ensure that the production of the car runs smoothly? What are...

The artificial snow cloud

The artificial snow cloud

VIENNA, 17 December 2018 - The artificial snow cloud is a unique process for producing natural snow. The name says it all: The method is based on the simulation of the physical parameters of a cloud. This is possible with a small amount of water and electricity....

TU Eindhoven develops new type of nano-laser

TU Eindhoven develops new type of nano-laser

Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology and DIFFER have developed a nanolaser that provides light in all directions. The fact that the laser gives light all around is due to something you normally do not want in nanotechnology: errors in the material....

[BRAINPORT COLUMN] Far from finished

[BRAINPORT COLUMN] Far from finished

Yvonne van Hest is responsible for the PEOPLE domain as Program Director at Brainport Development. In her columns for IO Eindhoven, she focuses on regional developments, backgrounds and trends in education and the labour market. I think we have achieved quite a lot as...

Tomorrow is Good: a capuchin monkey in a yellow vest

Tomorrow is Good: a capuchin monkey in a yellow vest

Nowadays cars hardly ever break down, and that's a good thing because before you know it you're standing alongside the road with a yellow vest and you're mistaken for someone who's protesting against whatever it may be that the yellow vests are protesting against. I'm...

Tailor-made robots for everyone

Tailor-made robots for everyone

BREMEN, December 15, 2018 - Robots have long been an important part of industrial production. They are also fulfilling more and more functions in logistics, especially in the internal logistics of an industrial company. In the past, they could only be found...

Ioniqa to produce recycled plastic bottles for Coca-Cola

Ioniqa to produce recycled plastic bottles for Coca-Cola

Thanks to a loan from Coca-Cola, Ioniqa can accelerate the development and deployment of high-grade recycled content PET for use in Coca-Cola's plastic bottles. Ioniqa is a spin-off of the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Dutch Polymer Institute and is still...

Internationals in Eindhoven: Lucia from Italy

Internationals in Eindhoven: Lucia from Italy

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: Lucia Parlanti Country of origin: Italy Work: Product manager...

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...