Frans van Beveren

Frans van Beveren leads IO on a daily basis. He is fascinated by everything related to technical progress, innovation, sustainability, and industrial design.

IO-TV 1st of July: Interview with founder of iLost and more!

Hi all! On wednesday at 15:00 we are live again! We start at 15:00 with a useful talk about AI of ICT in Practice. Gerard Schouten will tell you why AI is not ready for use yet. We have another TopNames for you, where the founder of Picqer will be interviewed about easy to use online warehouse...

Innovation Origins in the time of Corona

While the whole world seems to be standing still, the virtual editors at Innovation Origins are busier than ever. This holds true for both the number of visitors to the website and the subjects that we’re able to write about. For it is precisely in these uncertain times that it’s more...

Lightyear’s plans to scale up production

The young Dutch car company Lightyear is planning the production of its first car and has announced its strategy to scale up. Lightyear will outsource the production and focus on further developing technologies. Lightyear plans to produce an exclusive range of 946 vehicles in 2021, and will also...

Discover the future at the World Design Embassies

From climate change, safety and mobility to circularity, health care and water: these are all themes that challenge the growing world population. At Innovation Origins we are looking for solutions to these problems every single day. What future do we have? And what kind of future do we actually...

Electric Scooters – All the pros and cons explained!

Visit any major city and you see E-Scooters everywhere. Some people claim it is a great sustainable alternative for the car, others think it is far too dangerous. IO makes an overview of all the pros and cons. Read more about mobility here

Quantum Interfaces Explained

Last week, we reported that the Institute for Science and Technology (IST) Austria developed a prototype of a quantum interface. In this explainer we dive deeper into the world of quantum computing. Read the whole story here

Stella Era: Start of a new era for the solar car

“The Stella Era marks the beginning of a new era wherein the car no is no longer just focused only on itself,” is how Mick van der Spoel, project manager of the Solar Team Eindhoven, introduced the new name of the fourth solar car from Eindhoven. The Stella Era also refers to the team...

Lightyear One, solar car from Helmond, catches its first sunbeams

The Lightyear One caught its first sunrays in the early hours of Tuesday morning. In a crowded theatre in Katwijk, the Netherlands, the first prototype of the Lightyear One was unveiled at sunrise. The Helmond built solar car will be delivered to theű first customers at the end of 2020. Read here...

3.75 million euro of funding for SMART Photonics

The Eindhoven scale-up SMART Photonics has successfully closed a loan agreement with PhotonDelta to the amount of 3.75 million euros. The company, located in Eindhoven on the High Tech Campus, plays a central role in the integrated photonics industry. It is offering independent foundry production...

Taylor: the elegance of microelectronics

While some startups are making sexy products and love to be in the spotlights, others are working hard on techniques of which we will probably see very little. One of those is Taylor Technologies, a spin-off of the Technical University of Eindhoven which is working hard to make solar panels and...

Dutch student team tests more accurate GPS on experimental rocket

To determine the position of a rocket to within a few centimetres during its entire flight – that is what a team of researchers and students from Eindhoven University of Technology and Radboud University Nijmegen will test during an experimental rocket launch in Sweden between 11 and 14 March....

How to build the smartest district in the world?

How do you build the smartest district in the world? With this question and dream in the back of her mind, Elphi Nelissen started preparing in 2016. The answer: it’s not a one-man job, considering the plans for the Brainport Smart District. These plans are becoming reality in the coming...

Detect fake news automatically, with software from Fraunhofer

Invented stories, distorted facts: fake news is spreading like wildfire on the internet and is often shared on without thought, particularly on social media. In response, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a system that automatically analyzes social media posts, deliberately filtering out fake...

How do people experience flickering LED lighting?

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Signify have examined LED lighting. LED lighting can flicker or show a stroboscopic effect, which can cause fatigue and even headaches. The researchers have determined the characteristics of the light in which you no longer perceive...

Total of €3.1 million seed funding for Salvia BioElectronics

The Eindhoven startup Salvia BioElectronics B.V. has received additional investment from the Brabant Startup Fund (BSF), bringing the total seed funding to €3.1 million. The startup already received investment from the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) and Thuja Capital, which is complemented with...

The 10 most read stories of 2018

When the end of the year is coming, it is time to look back, even for a forward-looking platform as Innovation Origins. 2018 was a year full of innovation, from electric cars to high tech ski clothing, we covered a lot of cool topics. Even the hype around the game Fortnite hit us this year. What...

Lightyear is ready for the future

In a brand-new factory hall on the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the production of the first Lightyear One will start. The fast-growing car manufacturer is certainly ready for it, but how will the company ensure that the production of the car runs smoothly? What are the specifications of the car?...

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