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Author: Frans van Beveren

Turnover of VDL Groep grew by 29% in first half year

VDL Groep, the Dutch manufacturer of MINI and the BMW X1, has seen its turnover for the first half of 2018 grow by 29% compared to the first half of 2017. This brings the combined turnover to € 3.1 billion. The number of employees of the company has grown by 11% in one year to more than 17,000. The biggest growth within the company can be seen in the Automobile Assembly division. Turnover there grew from € 1,326 million to € 1,882 million. This is mainly due to the increased production of the MINI and BMW X1. The Supplies...

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Scientific research by imec at Lowlands music festival

UPDATE: video material While a lot of music festivals are embracing science and technology, at Lowlands this weekend, you can even participate in fundamental scientific research. During the festival, Imec Nederland will do research into a new test method to determine the alcohol percentage in your blood and into whether and how people can physically synchronise. In addition, the research institute, in collaboration with Rabobank, is showing what the greenhouse of the future will look like. Who is the designated driver? With glasses that measure the movement of your eyes, imec wants to be able to determine the percentage of...

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Bambi Medical receives subsidy of €2.4 million

The Eindhoven startup Bambi Medical received a subsidy of 2.4 million euros from the European Commission. This will enable the company to conduct clinical trials in six European countries to accelerate the launch of the wireless monitoring system for premature babies that the startup makes. Earlier this year, the start-up already received an investment of €4 million from a group of private investors. Founder and CEO Fabio Bambang Oetomo says he is proud of Bambi Medical’s team, “that brought the development of the company to such a high level and we received recognition from the European Commission in the form of...

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Startups to Watch: Pillow’s Willow and VR gaming

Initiated by IO and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fourth consecutive year. On July 12th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an interview. Today part 9: Pillow’s Willow and VR gaming. read the whole series here. Name: Peter Kortenhoeven Startup: Pillow’s Willow VR Studios BV Year of establishment startup: 2016 What is the goal of your business? “Pillow’s Willow VR Studios develops games for all types of VR glasses. The studio excels by the high visual quality of its games....

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Startups to Watch: Onera diagnoses your sleep as in a lab

Initiated by E52 and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fourth consecutive year. On July 12th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an interview. Today part 8: Onera diagnoses your sleep as in a lab. read the whole series here. Name: Soukaina Adnane Startup: Onera B.V. Year of establishment startup: 2017 What is the goal of your business? “To provide sleep diagnostics to anyone, anywhere and at any time.” Is this your first startup? “Yes.” How did the idea come...

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Startups to Watch: Usono and fixating an ultrasound probe

Initiated by E52 and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fourth consecutive year. On July 12th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an interview. Today part 6: Usono and fixating an ultrasound probe. read the whole series here. Name: Benjamin Tchang Startup: Usono Year of establishment startup: 2016 What is the goal of your business? “To ease, improve and innovate the use of ultrasound.” Is this your first startup? “Yes.” How did the idea come about for your startup? “I...

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Startups to Watch: IPOS Technology and their Rein Sensor

Initiated by E52 and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fourth consecutive year. On July 12th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an interview. Today part 6: IPOS Technology and their Rein Sensor. read the whole series here. Name: Menke Steenbergen Startup: IPOS Technology Year of establishment startup: 2017 What is the goal of your business? “Our wearable, the IPOS Rein Sensor gives equestrians the competitive advantage they seek by improving their communication with the horse and...

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Startups to Watch: Stentit and their regenerating arteries

Initiated by E52 and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fourth consecutive year. On July 12th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an interview. Today part 5: Stentit and their regenerating arteries. read the whole series here. Name: Sol Cabrera and Bart Sanders Startup: Stentit B.V. Year of establishment startup: 2017   What is the goal of your business? “Regenerating arteries without invasive surgery.” Is this your first startup? “Yes.” How did the idea come about for your startup? “During...

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Startups to Watch: Zorgdoc and the practical, personal medication record

Initiated by E52 and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fourth consecutive year. On July 12th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an interview. Today part 4: Zorgdoc and the practical, personal medication record. read the whole series here. Name: Cees Schaap en Sven Berkvens-Matthijsse Startup: Zorgdoc Nederland BV Year of establishment startup: 2007 What is the goal of your business? “Patient-controlled exchange and storage of medication data to keep the patient and caregivers continuously synchronized on the use of...

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Startups to Watch: Salvia BioElectronics and the treatment of neurological disorders

Initiated by E52 and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fourth consecutive year. On July 12th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an interview. Today part 3: Salvia BioElectronics and the treatment of neurological disorders. read the whole series here. Name: Hubert Martens Startup: Salvia BioElectronics B.V. Year of establishment startup: 2017 What is the goal of your business? “Salvia’s mission is to provide people with a neurological disorder with an effective device solution that is as simple as taking...

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