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Campuses in North Brabant (3): High Tech Automotive Campus Helmond

This is Part 3 of the series Campuses in North Brabant. In the next weeks, we will publish the profiles of all 8 innovation campuses that were mentioned in the recent study by Buck Consultants International (BCI). Every Tuesday we highlight one of them. Today we focus on High Tech Automotive Campus Helmond. Here are all the articles that have already been published. The High Tech Automotive Campus Helmond is one of the seven growth campuses in the Netherlands. Its ecosystem of innovative mobility solutions and collaboration between automotive education and the automotive industry makes it a hotspot of the mobility of...

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Automotive Campus: breeding ground for innovative education

They are working on the mobility of tomorrow: on autonomous cars, new fuels, other engines. Their ‘living lab’ is the A270, that piece of highway between Eindhoven and Helmond. The Automotive Campus in Helmond is a hotspot for everything that has to do with technology, mobility, and innovation. TNO, VDL, TASS-International, Altran, the traffic center for the South of the Netherlands and many other companies are located there. And in between, there is also education. Every day pupils and students see where they are doing it for. Prior to the Dutch Technology Week, E52 speaks to Lex Boon, director of...

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Plenty of room for growth at Automotive Campus Helmond

Director Lex Boon has a ‘hunt list’ for new companies: “This area must be completely filled” The big overview photo of Helmond’s Automotive Campus terrain in the office of Director Lex Boon is not just for decoration. It is primarily a daily reminder of the most important goal which Boon has been striving for since his appointment on April 1st: “Quite bluntly; this area must be completely filled”, pointing to the big gray blocks, where there is still room for a large number of companies. Ultimately, this growth must provide more employment and create a special attraction for the automotive and mobility industry. Because these two areas are becoming more and more consistent, experience shows. That makes the future of our current transport very uncertain, according to Boon and his marketing colleague Inez van Poppel. “Some speak of an iPad on wheels, but we believe it will be more than that.” Campus organisation Now that the first hundred days are behind him, director Lex Boon can carefully draw up an initial balance. And thereby determine the direction in which the Automotive Campus has to move. But he begins with a brief review: “Helmond has a long history in the automotive development. This has ultimately left the engineering part in this area. Later, TNO’s test center and Rijkswaterstaat’s traffic center for south-east Netherlands joined. The latter then added another innovation...

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Campuses in North Brabant (2): Eindhoven University of Technology Campus

This is Part 2 of the series Campuses in North Brabant. In the next weeks, we will publish the profiles of all 8 innovation campuses that were mentioned in the recent study by Buck Consultants International (BCI). Every Tuesday we highlight one of them. Today we focus on Eindhoven University of Technology Campus. Here are all the articles that have already been published. Eindhoven University of Technology Campus is one of the ten mature campuses in the Netherlands and a hotspot of  innovation, technology education, scientific research, and collaboration with industry which incorporates sustainability in everything it does. Collaboration with industry ...

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Brabant is home to a record number of campuses facilitating open innovation

This article is an introduction to the series on Campuses in North Brabant. In the next 8 weeks, we will publish the profiles of all of the innovation campuses that were mentioned in the recent study by Buck Consultants International (BCI). Every Tuesday, we highlight one of them. Here are all the articles that have already been published. According to the latest report by Buck Consultants International (BCI), which makes an overview of the campuses in the Netherlands, North Brabant is the only province in the country with a total number of eight “real” campuses. It is home to...

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Where Smart Mobility meets Traffic, a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry

The full connective autonomous car. Cars that aren’t only self-driving, but also communicate with other cars. These full connective autonomous cars don’t just ‘talk’ with each other but also with several points on the road, is there going to be a traffic jam? The car will take a different route, by itself. This makes the driver as we know him now unnecessary. Sending an email in the car on your way to work? No problem. From march 26 to march 31, the AutoMotive Week 2017 will take place at the Automotive Campus in Helmond. A week that’s organised by 14 parties...

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Yado-VR Might Find A Future In Automotive Industry

High Tech Campus based Yado-VR does not really do that much with VR (Virtual Reality). In the past half year the company has been working on 3D-models of cities, buildings and other objects through the use of Lidar-technology. Those models, then can be used for Virtual and Augmented Reality purposes. The direction the company will take, is yet to be decided, according to founder Anjo de Heus. De Heus is currently talking to a selection of parties about Yado-VR’s future.  “We can generate our models faster than the competition, that is why we others have taken an interest in...

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10 Years Of Holst Centre: Dr.Ir. Sywert Brongersma sits down with High Tech Campus

Holst Centre celebrates its tenth birthday this Thursday. Sywert Bongersma, connected to Holst since 2006 sat down with High Tech Campus to talk about the anniversary. “The initiative to establish the Holst Centre originally came from Philips” Sywert explains in the campus blog. “This was in 2005 when Philips was also actively opening up High Tech Campus Eindhoven for collaboration with external partners.”” Eventually, Holst started as a collaboration between IMEC and TNO. Since then, Holst has established a strong reputation in Health and Lifestyle, Sywert explains. “Now, after 10 years, we think this is mature enough to start adding...

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Forcing e-mobility without the need for charging stations: Sioux to partner with Lightyear

The car industry is on the eve of a major change. Investing in sustainable mobility, such as e-mobility, is vital if Europe is to continue to participate. However, our analysis of the German e-mobility market alone shows that this is not yet the case. Eindhoven software company Sioux wants to change this quickly. With an investment – including the purchase of a car – and support in software development, Sioux has entered into a partnership with Lightyear. “At Sioux, we embrace the innovative ideas of Lightyear,” says Gerben Hilboldt, responsible for the automotive branch at Sioux. “Lightyear is going to...

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Tomorrow is Good: The importance of Lightyear’s Ambassadors

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, Tessie Hartjes, and Auke Hoekstra, Innovation Origins tries to find out what the future will look like. All six contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Tessie Hartjes’ turn, about Lightyear’s ambassadors. Here are all the previously published columns. Lightyear cannot do without its ambassadors. Our Lightyear Ambassadors tell the story of Lightyear in places where we don’t come ourselves, make other people enthusiastic, order a Lightyear One,...

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