Mark McIntyre

DTW18: A race between solar panel cleaning robots

Student robot-makers from all over the Netherlands are gearing up for this year’s Sioux Mechatronics Trophy, to be held during Dutch Technology Week 2018 at the Markt in the centre of Eindhoven. Each year, the Sioux Mechatronics Trophy contest pits student teams from the country’s...

Philips Audio acts quickly to save brand name

Philips has today announced that it has entered into a new license agreement with TPV Technology, which will allow the Hong Kong based company to produce and market Philips branded audio and home electronic products. The agreement follows from this month’s bankruptcy application from world...

Jury of the 2018 TU/e Contest had a tough job

120 teams entered, and more than 350 students took part. But tonight the winning teams from among the 20 finalists of the 2018 TU/e Contest were announced, with aWeare, Ratio, and Team T.E.S.T. taking home the top prizes in each of their categories. The two audience prizes went to Maps Untold...

TU/e student developing ‘Tipo’ braille keypad for smartphones

Pretty much all of us take our smartphones for granted these days. But for the world’s estimated 250 million visually impaired people [World Health Organisation, 2017], modern smartphones’ buttonless surfaces have become a real barrier in letting them connect to an increasingly digital...

New forgery-proof fingerprint sensors able to detect your heartbeat

Imec researchers based at Eindhoven’s Holst Centre have developed a brand new type of flexible, large-area sensor technology which can be used for detecting finger and palmprints. Less than 0.2 mm thick, the new sensors can be embedded into objects such as mobile phones and door handles to...

Eindhoven welcomes new startup officer Stef Meijers

There’s a new face on the Eindhoven startup scene, ready to help innovators make connections that will make their idea achieve maximum success. Taking over duties from Victoria Martinez – the city’s departing (and first ever) Startup Officer – Stef Meijers will now be on...

Seventh year of Quiz Night XL promises to be biggest ever

Dutch Technology Week 2018 is fast approaching, and as ever, this year’s program will feature the biggest pub quiz in the Netherlands – Quiz Night XL. Now in its seventh iteration, this year’s quiz promises to be the largest yet, with close to 1,400 people expected to fill out...

From rLoop to rBridge: The idea that could change innovation

In June 2015, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched his global competition to find designs for a functioning hyperloop pod prototype. Answering the call were over a thousand teams from universities and private research institutions from all over the world. Yet one design concept, which made it through to...

Oculus teams with TU/e to develop perfect virtual acoustics

VR giant Oculus is to finance a year-long research project at TU/e to move closer than ever before to perfecting ‘virtual sound’. Lead researcher Maarten Hornikx explains the process, and describes his own ideas for spin-off applications of the technology, including a potential VR tool...

LifeSense to launch new line of men’s wearables

Following the success of Carin, its line of innovative smart underwear for women, the Eindhoven based LifeSense Group is planning to launch in 2019 ‘Wil’, a new line of wearable tech designed especially for men. Like Carin, Wil is a brand new line of absorbent ‘smart...

Uncertain future for Philips Audio after Gibson bankruptcy

Following months of speculation over its financial problems, world renowned guitar manufacturer Gibson today filed for bankruptcy, casting uncertainty over the continued operations of its consumer electronics division Gibson Innovations, the inheritor business of Philips Audio, the inventor of...

Lunch Learners: Digest an entire book over lunch

Who has time to read books these days? According to a recent report from the Netherlands’ Social and Cultural Planning Office, fewer and fewer Dutch people are managing to fit reading into their increasingly busy schedules. In 2006, 90% of Dutch people spent at least ten minutes reading a book...

Beam me up Skotty: Eindhoven startup’s bid to replace email

Whether it’s through Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp, more and more people nowadays are getting used to using encryption-based messaging apps as a way of keeping their everyday conversations secure. A young Eindhoven-based startup is now bidding to join this big name list, with its own...

Holst Centre Partnerday showcases latest in smart tech

The Strijp-S Klokgebouw yesterday played host to the annual Holst Centre ‘Partnerday’, in which the Eindhoven based R&D institute showed off its latest high tech innovations. Present at the event were several hundred businesspeople and engineers from companies from all over the...

IBIS Powernest wins 2018 Innovation Challenge Award

IBIS’ Powernest has been announced as winner of Building Holland’s Innovation Challenge Award 2018. The innovation beat out competition from 70 other entries to take home the prize. Others who made it into the top three included EverUse, a solution to make building insulation from...

New partnership to take Carin wearables to Australia

Eindhoven based wearable tech company LifeSense Group, has partnered with global medical goods provider Hartmann Group, to expand its activities into Australia and New Zealand. As a result of the partnership, LifeSense’s award winning Carin wearables product will soon be available to...

Brainport launches new website and talent attraction plan

The Brainport Eindhoven region has tonight unveiled its new strategy for attracting and retaining foreign talent, billed as the Brainport ‘Talent Attraction Program’. Building on research into the recruitment and living experience of expats in the Brainport region, the new program is...

New perspectives on design at ‘Born at Night’ exhibition

A new exhibition at Kazerne, featuring products taken from the chaotic Chinese manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, is setting out to challenge the way that we in the west think of design. The work of Joseph Grima (the new head of Design Academy Eindhoven) and Martina Muzi, both of design research group...

TU/e researchers observe protein crystallization as first

For the first time ever a team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), working with others at the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université Grenobles Alpes, have managed to control the process by which protein crystals are formed....

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