Corine Spaans

Corine Spaans is a writer. She is particularly interested in the stories of the people behind the innovations and has a passion for sport (innovation).

A kick off for entrepreneurial students

How do you protect your ideas? At first sight, a boring subject, but an important one for entrepreneurial students, says Julie Moens, a student at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and chairman of KICKOFF EHV. Together with Buster Franken, Gabriella Gomes Branco, Björn Burger and...

Vitality from the Pitch Stop to the Living Lab

Sustainable changes in a district, to get people moving. The Vitality Living Lab, a project in which sixteen regional parties participate, aims to achieve this in four years’ time. But it is more than that, according to John van de Laar, director of SportBizz, one of those sixteen parties....

Making an impact and leaving a better world with bio-based oil

Young chemistry companies take part in the Gouden KIEM competition organised by the research organisation NWO and Holland Chemistry. The winner will receive 25.000 euro prize money. This year all three finalists of the competition come from the Eindhoven University of Technology. The start-ups...

“Our mission is: affordable water for everyone”

Young chemistry companies take part in the Gouden KIEM competition organised by the research organisation NWO and Holland Chemistry. The winner will receive 25.000 euro prize money. This year all three finalists of the competition come from the Eindhoven University of Technology. The start-ups...

EFFECT Photonics is preparing the future’s internet

EFFECT Photonics, located in the Videolab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, announced earlier this week that it had completed a new financing round. Reason for an interview about the current status and goals. “This is the perfect time to take our product to market,” says Joost Verberk,...

FUTURE MORE: DDW Hidden Gem #6

The Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design festival in Northern Europe. Every year we pick nine designers that we think are this year’s hidden gems. You can read their stories here. Today: FUTURE MORE They are actually a platform for recently graduated designers and designers....

Marathon Eindhoven towards self-management for runners

He never thought of it himself, but Ed Albers is project manager innovation for Marathon Eindhoven and he does so as a volunteer. The first thing he did was to structure the activities surrounding innovation. “To be honest, it was incoherent, now we have a long-term vision.” In the long run,...

Foundation We Are: DDW hidden gem #1

The Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design festival in Northern Europe. Every year we pick nine designers that we think are this year’s hidden gems. You can read their stories here.  Today: Foundation We Are “If you think that men and women are equal, you will be attacked...

Vitality is more than physical

Sport and innovation often refer to technologies, such as sensors that measure your heart rate or rhythm. Intended not only to improve sports performance but also to get more people moving. During the National Sport and Innovation Congress, it’s not just about that technology, but also about...

Technology enables remote coaching

Sport and innovation often refer to technologies, such as sensors that measure your heart rate or rhythm. Intended not only to improve sports performance but also to get more people moving. During the National Sport and Innovation Congress, it’s not just about that technology, but also about...

With sport and innovation towards more vitality and performance

Sport and innovation often refer to technologies, such as sensors that measure your heart rate or rhythm. Intended not only to improve sports performance but also to get more people moving. During the National Sport and Innovation Congress, it’s not just about that technology, but also about...

Fifteenth National Sport and Innovation Congress at the High Tech Campus

Sport and innovation get a lot of attention nowadays. From the national government, there is a knowledge and innovation agenda sports 2015 – 2020, and a programme Sportinnovator with field labs. At the regional level, you have BrabantSport. An initiative of the province of Noord-Brabant...

Arion collects desired crowdfunding amount within 24 hours

ATO-Gear is ready to produce more Arions, the smart running insole. At least if the startup finds enough investors, co-founder Andrew Statham says. In order to attract new investors quickly, Statham and his team launched a crowdfunding campaign via Seedrs last week. 185 people invested in the...

Descending aerodynamically in the Tour de France

Fervent cycling enthusiast and professor at the TU/e and the KU Leuven, Bert Blocken, is fascinated by the wind and what that and air pressure do to the riders. After the spectacular way in which Froome descended on the eighth stage of the Tour de France in 2016, Blocken investigated the best...

Get to know your city better, walk a treasure hunt

Playing more outdoors, in the woods but also in the city. Telling stories about nature but also about industrial heritage. In a way that makes you want to go hiking, or better: play outside. Because, regardless of your age, there has to be played more outside, according to Natasja Paulssen...

Cycling for the most vital square kilometer in the Netherlands

“We actually wanted to organize just a tour from the High Tech Campus, but it got bigger and bigger.” Roel Voorwald, founder of the Corporate Vitality and Campus Sports & Health Club, talks about the plans in the run-up to the High Tech Crit cycling festival on 23rd and 24th of June. The...

ATO-Gear on their way to England

“Yes, in England we are really on the map.” From the London marathon, April 22nd, Andrew Statham CEO of ATO-Gear traveled up and down from Eindhoven to England every week. Where they launched their smart insole, Arion. In 2015 they presented their technical ingenuity during the Eindhoven marathon....

Building LINQ: “A great experience”

“You quickly learn how the electrician or carpenter reads your construction drawings, you learn how a contractor works and that things may go differently than planned,” student of architecture, but most of all spokesperson of the student team VIRTUe, Michiel Derikx says. The TU/e has...

The children’s lectures by Maarten Steinbuch

A dinosaur robot in his hand and his gown on, that is Maarten Steinbuch during one of his children’s lectures. The professor at TU/e and entrepreneur likes to talk about the future of driving and the robots in healthcare and surgery. As one of our regular columnists, he also writes about it....

Vitality Living Lab: “Tempting people to exercise more”

How can you tempt people to be healthy and active? That is the question the Vitality Living Lab faces. For the coming four years they want to find answers and solutions, René Wijlens says. Wijlens is the driving force behind the project and part of the Cluster Sport & Technology. According to...

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...

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