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.

Eindhoven is the centre of a new European photonics project

A new European photonics project has kicked off in Eindhoven this week. The R&D costs that are involved in developing photonic chips are high, 12 12 partners from northwestern Europe are creating an open access pilot line that will drastically reduce costs and time for the pilot production of...

TU/e Spin-off SecurityMatters acquired for $113 million

ForeScout Technologies acquires the Eindhoven-based company SecurityMatters for 113 million dollars. SecurityMatters was founded in 2009 and is a spin-off of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The company provides network security for operational technology (OT), where computers can adjust...

Datacenters as heating of the future

“The Netherlands will be free of natural gas by 2050”, is what many newspapers had as their headlines in 2016. And today, many offices and homes are already being built without a gas connection. Take, for example, the Brainport Industries Campus, which is fully equipped with solar...

DDW18: The Future Living Route [Video]

All designers look at the future differently, they see the future in dystopian robots and interconnected cars. At the crossroads of design and technology is where the future is made. You can see the latest technologies of the three Dutch technical universities and artist impressions of the future...

DDW18: The Art And Collectables Route [Video]

When you think about design, you often think about beautiful objects for everyday use. The route Art & Collectables explores this, just as the art form of design. From unique lighting to an art experience, art and collectables are a vital part of Dutch Design Week. Visit young designers and...

DDW18 has begun: If not us, then who?

The Dutch Design Week 2018 has been opened at the old Campina factory yesterday. The theme of this edition: If not us, then Who? Until Sunday the 28th of October, the city of Eindhoven is all about design. Martijn Paulen, Director of the Dutch Design Foundation, explained this year’s theme:...

Dutch scaleup wins EIT Digital Challenge 2018

The Dutch scaleup Active Cues has won the EIT Digital Challenge 2018 in the Digital Wellbeing category. With their serious game Tovertafel, the company won a cash prize of 50,000 euros and a year of international growth support from the EIT Digital Accelerator. The co-founders of Active Cues...

T-Slagerij: DDW Hidden Gem #9

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: Minsung Wang about Bron van Doen and Social Design. The design studio Bron van Doen specialises...

Munich as the ideal spot to show Limburg’s DNA to the world

Europe’s largest real estate fair, EXPO REAL in Munich, was the ideal stage to showcase Limburg’s DNA to the world. This was done with its own pavilion, but also with separate sessions on specific themes such as sustainability and urban development. A strong delegation of Limburg...

Photonics, the world of superlatives, is Made In Brabant

The new gold, the next ASML, one of Europe’s five “key technologies”, a potential billion dollar business. Superlatives are thrown at you when you speak to a representative from the photonics sector. But as is often the case with new technologies, what is a concrete vision of the...

The electric dream of Le Mans

From safety belts to windscreen wipers and from disc brakes to slicks, Le Mans’ 24 Hours has brought a lot of innovation. However, never before has a fully electric car completed the 24 hours. According to the InMotion student team, this must change, which is why they presented their...

Designers look for solutions to social issues in What if Lab

In five weeks time, Eindhoven will be transformed into one big design exhibition. At the Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) the preparations are already in full swing. However, besides organising Dutch Design Week, DDF is also busy with other projects. One of them is the What if Lab. In What if Lab,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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