Erika van der Merwe

Erika van der Merwe is a writer. She is exploring Eindhoven’s exciting world of tech and innovation. As a non-native tech speaker, she finds ways to understand and present the many abstract and technical concepts generated in this busy region. She loves to discover the human aspect in every story.

Getting to unreachable places: Project Phoenix enters final research phase

The Eindhoven-headquartered scientific research project Phoenix has entered the final year of its EU Horizon 2020 funding, as it pursues its mission of devising sensors and technology that can reach inaccessible spaces, and that can retrieve information without direct hardware or software control....

Eindhoven to host European start-up event “Beyond Tech”

The Brainport region will be host to a major European start-up event this spring. Registration has opened for Beyond Tech, a full-day event “for tech innovation in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond”, hosted by start-up accelerator HighTechXL. The event expects to bring together 450...

Last Mile Vehicle is finding greener ways to get goods to the home

Marc van Ravensteijn was a long-time owner of business that built hearses; he is now applying his knowledge of specialist vehicles to solving an entirely different “last mile” problem – that of finding greener and more efficient solutions for the so-called last mile of the supply chain, which...

Dutch startup Qoobi revives analogue sound in consumer market

When the Utrecht-based startup Qoobi attended last year’s CES Awards in Las Vegas, they received the best possible endorsement for their newly developed product, a speaker-like device that converts digital track to analogue signal: Musician Stevie Wonder was making his way through the noisy...

Noélie Wojewoda at ASML: Finding joy in complexity

All over the world, cities need talents. The local supply and demand of these people sometimes is a problem, but fortunately, there are many people who would like to show off their talents in an exciting new environment. Eindhoven is one of the cities that need talents from the outside world. So...

Digital Twin Technology: How “copycat” systems are driving development

Digital twin technology, the creation of a digital copy of a device, system, process or person, is fast becoming the norm in innovation, with endless applications in scientific research, manufacturing and healthcare – to name a few. While there is nothing new about considering and manipulating a...

Willem Endhoven (HighTechNL) about the Dutch way of collaboration

A conversation with Willem Endhoven, managing director at HighTechNL, about the high-tech sector in Brabant – and throughout the Netherlands. More about Brabant’s ambition in the European High tech Industry. Brabant high-tech is not an island High-tech innovation in the Netherlands is too...

TU/e start-up AnalyzeData targets cyber hazards with visual analytics

High-volume and complex data flows make it difficult to detect cyber-fraud, particularly if the fraud is specific or one-off in nature. Bram Cappers devoted his PhD research at the TU/e Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to solving this problem and is now taking the system he...