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LifeSense beats Manus in Finale pitch contest

In an exciting startup award show in Singapore, CEO Valer Pop of Eindhoven-based LifeSense Group beat ManusVR, also originating from Eindhoven. The two made the finals of the Get In The Ring Contest after a competition between more than 5,000 startups from 100 countries around the globe. The final 6 startups participated in three different categories for the title of Global Winner. After a long battle, Lifesense Group was crowned as the 2017 winner of the Global Startup Competition. The Global winner of #GC17 @LifesenseGroup a startup with the vision to innovate healthcare for all the women on the planet!...

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The Game Changers: documentary on Manus VR

They were the sensation of High Tech XL’s Demo Day 2015: even before the show was over, they received a large sum of money from a Chinese investor. But that didn’t mean that from there things would become easy for Manus VR. The High Tech XL startup went through all ups and downs that belong to the early years of a company. But in the meantime, they kept getting attention – for example by helping NASA train their astronauts. Read more about Manus All in all, enough reasons for a documentary about this Eindhoven based VR company. Daan Willekens (also from Eindhoven) filmed the...

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A new year for Manus VR: after NASA follows the consumer market

Eindhoven startup Manus VR kicks off the new year at full speed. The startup is traveling to Las Vegas later this week to join CES, one of the most important technology events in the world. We meet with CEO Stephan van den Brink a few days before and talk about working together with NASA and when to expect the first Manus VR glove. It was smartphone maker HTC that invited Manus VR to join them at CES this year. Consumer Electronics Show, a leading US technology tradeshow, will start this Thursday and Manus VR from Eindhoven will be there. Participating in...

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[VIDEO] NASA and Manus VR Partner to Train Astronauts in Mixed Reality

Manus VR, the Eindhoven based developer of the first consumer VR glove, is partnering with NASA to train astronauts in augmented reality situations. The astronauts are prepared for the International Space Station. Manus’ Bob Vlemmix: “By recreating the ISS and matching this into virtual reality, NASA has created a more realistic training environment for their astronauts.” The Manus VR glove provides the astronauts with a true representation of their hands and intuitive interaction. NASA has been working with an engineering sample of the Manus VR glove. Vlemmix: “We take great pride in taking part in this project. This is an amazing opportunity to...

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[Start-up top 10] Manus Machina and the virtual reality glove

Seeing your own hands moving on screen as you’re gaming. That’s now possible with the virtual reality gloves created by Manus Machina. The Eindhoven start-up began exactly one year ago and has been on a roller coaster ride since then. We’re talking to CTO Maarten Witteveen at the new office on the Torenallee about the sudden interest from the BBC, the first client from Kazakstan and a lesson in the start-up language along the way. This is Eindhoven at its best. A start-up at the cutting edge of design and technology that will spearhead developments in the virtual world....

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How to make the Eindhoven-Brainport ecosystem future proof?

Whitepaper   By Jolan Hulscher (Frisse Blikken) – jolan.hulscher@gmail.com Myriam Cloodt (TU/e) – m.m.a.h.cloodt@tue.nl Sjoerd Romme (TU/e) – a.g.l.romme@tue.nl This white paper is written to initiate a constructive dialogue about how to make the Eindhoven-Brainport region more future proof and globally visible. It is largely based on the MSc thesis “How to make the innovation ecosystem of Eindhoven future proof: Insights from an innovation system foresight study” by Jolan Hulscher, a recent graduate from the Innovation Management master-program of the TU/e. Technology-driven companies, local governments, research institutes and universities are looking increasingly for opportunities to collaborate in so-called innovation...

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80 startups to be tested in 3 days at High Tech Campus

80 startups from 24 countries have come to High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. During 3 days, 5 corporates will talk business with these selected startups. HighTechXL and Get In The Ring are launching 4 new challenges at the same time, together with ASML, Philips, NTS Group, ABN AMRO Bank and EY. The first challenges in the collaboration between Get in the Ring and HighTechXL have led to 19 pilot projects with corporates from the Eindhoven Startup Alliance, “so now we decided that it was time to scale up”, the organizers say. Startups will spend 3 days talking business with...

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Night of the nerds during DTW: the nerd is needed

A definition of the word nerd: someone who, in the eyes of others, has boring hobbies and doesn’t fit into everyday surroundings. An old-fashioned view, perhaps. In any case, that does not matter to the public at the Night of the Nerds in the Klokgebouw during Dutch Technology Week. Or like Maurice Schmitz, one of the partners behind the initiative, says: “Young people live in the future. Things like virtual reality are not necessarily new for them and they know the potential of technology that they experience daily. They are surrounded by technology throughout the day.” During the Night of the Nerds, the ‘nerds’ will then be in their natural habitat when the Klokgebouw becomes filled with game developers, small tech start-ups, and representatives from large companies.     “How do you grab the attention of a generation that is so surrounded by technology that they’re hardly aware of its presence.’Maurice Schmitz, Initiator Off the beaten track The evening revolves around the interest in technology, on all sides. One the one hand, a group of 14- to 19-year-olds should become enthusiastic about the potential and importance of technology. On the other hand, the business world needs to have the opportunity to showcase themselves as a good career choice for the visitor to the Night. And that poses a challenge: “Because how do you grab the attention of a generation that...

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Eindhoven Flavour to Trade Mission by Minister Kamp to West Coast

Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp is leading an economic mission to the American West Coast. Through several startups, professor Maarten Steinbuch and a demonstration by the Stella Lux solar car, Eindhoven is well presented during the mission. Kamp visits the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today, and afterwards he will be heading to California until Tuesday 10 January. He will be accompanied by Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Special Envoy for StartupDelta, an organization representing the interests of the Dutch startup ecosystem. More than 100 Dutch companies and knowledge institutes, mostly from the high-tech and startup sector,...

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Pillow’s Willow wins Bright VR Award for best VR game

Pillow’s Willow is crowned best Dutch VR game at the Bright VR Awards. The judges, among others consisting of Erwin van der Zande and Winston Gerschtanowitz, chose Pillow’s Willow based on the demo. The actual game is still in development. The demo can be played on both the Oculus Rift and the HTC vive at the Bright Day event in Utrecht, this weekend. Peter Kortenhoeven, who holds the position of creative director at the Eindhoven based start-up, which is in the LUMO labs acceleration program, is very satisfied with the recognition by the judges. “We think this game truly...

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