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10 cubic meters of plastic collected for People’s Pavilion

Ten cubic meters of plastic has already been collected for the construction of the People’s Pavilion. In total, eight to ten thousand kilos of plastic are needed to realize the entire building’s facade. This building will be the central meeting point during Dutch Design Week, and the parallel World Design Event. The plastic will be used to produce 9500 slates that will cover the sides of the building. So far, hundreds of people have delivered plastic and companies are doing their best. For example, next week, contributions from hotels and businesses around Strijp-S will be added and the Feel Good Market has contributed by purchasing special plastic PP cups, which can be recycled immediately. The plastics that can be handed in Plastic can be handed in until 10 September. Volunteers are available on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons to assist with the collection and to answer questions about the project. The ‘People’s Pavilion Plastic Station’ is located at the Ketelhuisplein, opposite to the Ontdekfabriek. The types of plastic that you can hand in are HDPE and PP hard plastics. These can be identified by a triangle with a five or two in it. If in doubt, the float-test can be applied. As long as the plastic continues to float in water, it is...

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Our German Team

Our German Team Arjan Paans Arjan Paans is editor-in-chief of IO Munich. Between 2003 and 2008 he worked in Berlin as a foreign correspondent. Aftewards he was a news manager for several Dutch newspapers. To work for a such ambitious project in Munich is a dream come true. Arjan is married en has one son. Petra Wiesmayer Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has been in the business for well over 25 years. She has conducted hundreds of interviews in her career to-date with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment and motorsports articles for numerous...

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High Tech Ontdekkingsroute – Open Doors Day HTCE

Discover a laboratory just like in CSI, see how a 3D Food Printer works, build your own airplane, program a robot car, sail on the water of the High Tech Campus, discover tech demos from Philips, VR experiences, the robot band or check the national qualification of the Red Bull Rubik’s Cube tournament. The High Tech Campus will open the doors! The High Tech Discovery Route for the Dutch Technology Week is planned for Saturday, June 9th, 2018. And High Tech Campus Eindhoven is one of the hotspots! This experience is for people of all ages, for professionals and...

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Province of Brabant to use Amber’s shared cars

From now on, employees of the province will be able to make use of electric shared cars for their appointments. On May 14, 2 BMW i3’s of Amber were delivered to the provincial government building. For this moment, this will be a one-year pilot project. According to a provincial spokesman, the collaboration with Amber fits in with Brabant’s sustainability ambitions. At the same time, the province wants to offer its employees more customised services in sustainable mobility and thus, among other things, reduce parking pressure. The shared car is useful for employees who prefer to come to work by...

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Flight Forum offers employees e-bikes

Employees at Flight Forum have another full month to get to know the e-bike, starting for one week. In this way, the business park at the airport hopes to offer employees an alternative to the car. This is part of a campaign that “encourages to leave the car a couple of times a week and instead to take the (electric) bicycle”. So far there are almost one hundred participants, who have already cycled some 3300 kilometres all together. “Despite its favourable location for car traffic directly on the A2, Flight Forum is experimenting with alternative ways of business mobility...

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DMG Mori joins Brainport Industries Campus

The originally Japanese machine builder DMG Mori joins the other manufacturing companies at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC). The agreement was announced today at the Hanover Messe, in the presence of BIC Director John Blankendaal, and State Secretary Mona Keijzer. As one of Germany’s most important trading partners, the Netherlands is well represented at the Hanover Messe. In 2017, the value of goods imported from Germany was EUR 86 billion, and the Netherlands exported EUR 91 billion. Germany imports more only from China. This year, about 140 Dutch technology organisations will be presenting themselves at the Hanover Messe, including some 50 startups. “Innovation in the Netherlands is...

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HEX: Kitten Run wins with Obstacle Run in VR

Kitten Run – a remake of the video game Obstacle Run into Virtual Reality – has become the winner of the HEX hackathon. 300 participants in 60 groups competed against each other with the aim of making the best working application for a social or specific business problem. There were 9 challenges for the teams coming from dozens of different countries. Kitten Run has made a Virtual Reality video game in which a player with VR glasses has to avoid obstacles. In the traditional ‘Obstacle Run’ game, there are three courses in which you have to change lanes by swiping...

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Breakfast with… Bjorn van de Langenberg

It is a cold Thursday morning in Eindhoven when Bjorn van de Langenberg walks into the cafe. The temperature outside feels like thirteen degrees below zero. A strong wind is blowing from the east. Bjorn “was in doubt this morning” but decided not to come by bike from Boxtel (a 30 km ride). He looks as if it was a difficult choice. Bjorn likes to ride his bike. Very much so. We meet for breakfast to talk about the newest cycling festival in Eindhoven. Bjorn van de Langenberg sports entrepreneur Breakfast carpaccio sandwich with cappuccino Organizes the High Tech...

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Amber expands its car sharing service to Amsterdam Zuidas

ABN AMRO and EY will be offering their employees the Amber electric cars service at their Amsterdam Zuidas locations. In this way, the companies want to contribute to improving the traffic and parking situation around the Zuidas. Amber is an e-mobility startup based at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. The ultimate goal of the company is not only to offer a mobility solution but also to build its own car. The service is currently being delivered with BMW i3 cars. By bringing Amber to the Zuidas, ABN AMRO and EY are taking a concrete step with mobility innovation. Thanks...

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High Tech Crit: Cycling Festival with ambition

Bjorn van de Langenberg has ‘sports’ running through all his veins, he climbed the Alpe d’ Huez seven times, then made the choice to start for himself and became event manager at Campus Health & Sports Club at the High Tech Campus since last autumn. On 23 and 24 June, the first major event, the High Tech Crit Festival, will be held with competitions, all innovations in cycling and ambassadors such as Lotto cyclist Puck Moonen and LottoNL-Jumbo rider Bram Tankink. “I want to turn the festival into just as big an event as the Marathon of Eindhoven”, Van de...

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