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.

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...

5 years of Startups to Watch, the 50 winners

For the fifth time last week, ten startups received the Gerard & Anton Award. A good time to see how things are going with the winners of previous years and who they were. But first, a summary in a number of figures and facts. Since receiving the Awards, the startups have: Raised a total of...

Startups to Watch: ATO-GEAR and the smart insole ARION

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: byFlow and 3D printing of food

Initiated by Innovation Origins and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fifth consecutive year. On June 27th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an...

These students go from 0 to 60mph in 2,3 seconds

On Friday evening, the Eindhoven student team URE presented its new car at the 18 September square. The URE13, as the car is called, has an electric drivetrain that was developed by the team itself at the university. The URE13 weighs 193kg and has 180hp. In just 2.3 seconds, the car accelerates...

ASML and Philips remain main innovation drivers

ASML and Royal Philips remain the companies that spend the most money on Research & Development (R&D) in the Netherlands. Both companies also showed strong growth year-on-year, as did most of the companies that were awarded a place in the annual top 30 of Technisch Weekblad (TW). At about...

Graduation Show Design Academy moves to Campina site

The Graduation Show of the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) moves from De Witte Dame to the Campina site near the Kanaaldijk-Zuid. The exhibition during the Dutch Design Week, has grown from 30,000 to 51,000 visitors in recent years. The move must, therefore, ensure that there is sufficient space to...

VDL and DAF present a fully electric truck

VDL Groep and DAF Trucks have today presented a fully electric truck. The first copies of the DAF CF Electric VDL E-Power, as the e-truck is officially called, will be delivered to customers this year. The e-truck is intended for inner-city distribution and has an action radius of approximately...

Philips Lighting acquires Chinese LiteMagic Technologies

Philips Lighting has acquired the Chinese LiteMagic Technologies. The Chinese company manufactures, among other things, control systems for city lighting. With this acquisition, Philips Lighting hopes to take advantage of the fast-growing market for city lighting in China. The costs associated...

Eindhoven Station as an international transit hub

Eindhoven railway station is to become an international hub and the plans for this are already beginning to take shape. Ten thousand houses are to be built on the north side of the station and, by making the area greener, the station is to be connected to the TU/e. Because Eindhoven cannot finance...

Nominate expats for the Expat top 10 of 2018!

India, Portugal, The United States, Morocco or France, they come from all over the world. Expats who move to the Eindhoven region to come and work here. Eindhoven has a lot to offer to these new international employees. But the internationals also bring a lot to the city. They are important for...

MindMansion is testing VR-therapy to take away fear of flying

Instead of waiting full of anxiety until they were allowed to board, holidaymakers at Eindhoven Airport could already take a flight in VR. Together with Transavia, the Eindhoven start-up of Fontys students MindMansion conducted a test among passengers to see if the fear of flying can be taken away...

‘The oil tap for plastic can be turned off’

From TU/e technology to working with a multinational In a series of articles, we try to find out what the value of the TU/e Campus is, outside education and research. In the previous two articles, we described what the university does and how it cooperates with the business community. Today we...

The first ‘Data Centre of the Future’ is in Eindhoven

Eemshaven is already being filled with them and they account for approximately 5% of the national energy consumption: data centres. Because of the strong growth of the internet and everything connected with it, more and more capacity is needed, but how can you do this in a sustainable way? To give...

How the TU/e works together and shares knowledge

In the previous article, we described what the TU/e adds to Eindhoven. One of the things that struck us about this is that the university works a lot with other parties in order to strengthen the ecosystem of Brainport Eindhoven. The university does this not only with large parties such as ASML...

Cancer medication 1000 times cheaper thanks to research TU/e

Researchers at the TU/e have found a cheaper way to make an expensive cancer drug. Former bachelor student Daphne van Scheppingen discovered the method in 2011, but now a collaboration has been started between researchers from TU/e, Syncom B.V. and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoekzhuis, to produce the...

TU/e spin-off Ioniqa enters into partnership with Unilever

The TU/e spin-off Ioniqa has partnered with Unilever, as announced this afternoon. The cooperation also involves a third party, Indorama Ventures, the world’s largest PET producer. Together, the three parties want to take a pioneering role in the development of a new technology to convert...

Expats and the language barrier

The elections are over and looking back, one of the topics that got attention was the international community in Eindhoven. There are big plans to keep all the Expats here and to keep them coming. Even the government is involved and gives Brainport 130 million euros to improve the ecosystem. But...

How Solliance is working towards an efficiency record

At the High Tech Campus, Solliance is working hard to make solar panels more efficient. The Eindhoven company came out today with the news that the top layers of the cells have become more transparent again and the cells reach an efficiency of 26.3%, while the record is 26.6%. That all sounds very...

KPN and HighTechXL are searching for The Next Big Thing

Together with KPN, HighTechXL organizes a hackathon to look for ‘The Next Big Thing’ for the telecom company. On March 22nd, everyone can present and develop their ideas for KPN. The ideas that have a potentially large impact can be selected for a pilot project. To participate in the...

Expats and the political maze of 16 parties

An official letter with a small paper that looks important, arrives in your letterbox. The text is entirely in Dutch. What is it? Do I have to pay taxes again? For many expats it is unclear, one throws the paper, which later turns out to be a voting pass, into the trash. The other is trying to use...

DDW delivers millions for Eindhoven

During Dutch Design Week 2017, the 335,000 visitors spent a total of almost 15 million euros in shops and restaurants. More than one-third of this was spent in the hotel and catering industry. The event will thus create 108 jobs in the tourism sector. For the research, a survey was conducted among...

The added value of the TU/e

Thanks to a clever mix of high-tech, design and knowledge, Brainport Eindhoven’s position has become more powerful than ever in recent years. The region has thus become a leader in the areas that are seen worldwide as crucial to solving tomorrow’s problems. Energy, mobility, food...

Voting guide municipal council elections now in English

For the first time, the voting guide for the municipal council elections are not only available in Dutch, but also in English. The guide gives you 28 statements, with which you can agree or disagree. Based on your answers, the guide ranks the different political parties. Sandra van de Meulengraaf,...

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