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.

Theme DDW 2017 announced: Stretch

‘Stretch’ is the theme of the Dutch Design Week 2017, as was announced yesterday. At the same time, ticket sales have started and part of the program is online. By choosing ‘Stretch’ as the theme, the Dutch Design Foundation aims to encourage both participants and the general public to get...

Tusti – Hightech and sustainable recycling of plastic

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...

Philips continues to grow without Lighting

Philips achieved a turnover of 4.3 billion euros in the second quarter of this year. The fact that the company has made more profit can not be seen directly in revenue figures. These are the first quarterly figures in which the almost completely sold Philips Lighting no longer counts. The...

Winy Maas Supervisor for Inner City of Eindhoven

The municipality of Eindhoven has appointed Winy Maas as Supervisor of the inner city. Maas will advise on all urban plans for the in the city center and coherence between these integrated future plans that will centre on architecture, urbanism and public space. With this appointment, it is...

Better business through Driving Dutch Design

The program Driving Dutch Design (DDD) has existed for five years and has created several successful designers. The program is an initiative of ABN AMRO, the Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) and the Professional Dutch Designers’ Organisation (BNO). The program was created in 2012 to help...

Evangelos Stamatopoulos about the best end project of 2016

Researchers at the TU/e that wrote the best thesis of 2016 were honored last weeks at the Academic Awards. The award for the best end project of the two-year PDEng designer program went to Evangelos Stamatopoulos. His model of environmental sensors is relevant for the development of self-driving...

Looking back on five years of Driving Dutch Design

The Driving Dutch Design program has been in existence for five years and has already produced several successful designers. The program is an initiative of ABN AMRO, the Dutch Design Foundation (DDF), and the Dutch Designers Organization (BNO). The program was created in 2012 to help designers...

A personal cheer for every marathon runner in Eindhoven

Five design agencies pitched their ideas for the finish line of the Eindhoven Marathon this morning. After a deliberation by the selection panel, Jelle Mastenbroek was declared the winner. His idea highlights the personal motivations of the runners and these are brought back throughout the...

Team Rembrandts pleased about reaching quarterfinals

Team Rembrandts is back from St. Louis, where the team participated in the FIRST-world championships. During the tournament they reached the quarterfinals of the group competitions, which made them one of the best 120 teams in the world. This is the first time that a Dutch team has achieved this....

International robot games in the Klokgebouw

During the Dutch Technology Week, teams from all over the world will come to Eindhoven to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge Dutch Open. This tournament takes place in the Klokgebouw on May 19th and 20th. The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition that was created to promote...

PatentMatch: Sharing ideas at DTW

On the Friday of Dutch Technology Week, a new event is taking place: PatentMatch. The aim of this event is to bring together people with ideas and people who know how to work these ideas out. This will occur within a full program with different speakers and workshops. The day is intended for...

Eindhoven Kicks Off Theme Year Mondriaan

The national theme year 2017: Mondrian to Dutch design has also been kicked off in Eindhoven on Thursday afternoon. In the Evoluon, more was disclosed about the program in Eindhoven, that focuses on the bond the city has had with Dutch Design for 25 years. One of those activities is the exhibition...

Eindhoven robots on the way to St. Louis

Two teams from Eindhoven will compete in the FIRST world championships in St Louis from 26 to 29 April. The team, Frencken’s Future, participating in the FIRST Lego League, is made up of children of employees from mechatronics company Frencken. Team Rembrandts will participate in the FIRST...

Fontys CvO encourages enterprising students

With the CvO (Center for Entrepreneurship), Fontys wants to stimulate entrepreneurship among students and make the combination of studying and having your own company easier. But what is the reason for educational institutions to focus on that and what problems does this solve? Victor van der...

XL Day: Livestream

After four months of hard work, the day has finally come. The HightechXL startups can pitch their products to the audience. Follow the HightechXL Day on the livestream below:

Follow HightechXL Day live on Thursday

The Hightech XL Day on Thursday will be live streamed for the first time. For four months twelve different teams have worked on a hardware startup that they will present at the XL Day coming Thursday. Besides pitches from the teams, there will be demonstrations of the products they made. Teams who...

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