Merien ten Houten

Merien ten Houten is entrepeneur in Eindhoven an founder and owner of Media52 BV, the publisher of innovationorigins.com.

The race for ventilators; even Formula 1 is involved

A significant proportion of COVID19 patients need to use a ventilator. This is such a high proportion that in the affected countries there are not enough ICU places available to provide all these patients with the care they need. You cannot just order a ventilator. So, now they’re  being...

Three new ways to test for COVID-19

Test, test, test – that’s the key advice that the WHO is giving when it comes to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. However, several countries – including The Netherlands and the United States – are still very reluctant to conduct testing. Why is this and what solutions are...

Opinion: A better world beyond corona?

I am very happy to have been born and raised in The Netherlands. Happy to be a father and an entrepreneur in this country. Of course The Netherlands is not perfect. There are plenty of things to moan about, which we all do very heartily. But in the end The Netherlands is safe and it’s a...

Editorial: Lack of money is a guarantee of failure

The Netherlands is a country with ambitions. It is also a country with challenges. We should be a knowledge economy. We have an energy transition to make. The population is ageing, and healthcare costs are rising. These are all serious challenges. Yet nothing we can’t cope with. On Thursday...

Make way for the car, close Eindhoven center

All around the world, initiatives are arising to make cities smarter, more accessible and at the same time more sustainable. Eindhoven doesn’t seem to lead in this type of “Quality of Life” and that is the reason for E52 to dive into this topic in the run-up to the municipal elections of March...

First Gerard & Anton Awards for promising startups

Over the past 125 years Eindhoven has grown into the innovation hub it is today. It all started with a startup called Philips. Today Eindhoven is home to a diverse array of innovative companies, some startup, some mature, some huge, some small. This ecosystem gives Eindhoven its strength and...

Coming soon: The Top 10 Startups to Watch 2016

In recent months prime Minister Rutte, Bundeskanzler Merkel, Queen Maxima, Neelie Kroes, Prince Constantijn and many others visited High Tech Capital Eindhoven. Eindhoven is recognized as fertile ground for startups. We have many tech, design, service and other startups. But which ones are the...

ASML to acquire HMI for €2.75 billion

ASML Holding NV intents to acquire Taiwanese company Hermes Microvision, Inc (HMI), a leading supplier of pattern verification systems used for advanced semiconductor devices. They have reached an agreement under which ASML will acquire all outstanding shares of HMI in a cash transaction valued at...

Strong alliance to support Eindhoven hardware startups

A group of leading Dutch companies and public sector organizations have formed the Eindhoven Startup Alliance. The goal of this alliance is to support startup accelerator HighTechXL in its mission to create at least 20 high-growth hardware companies by the end of the decade. Mayor Rob van Gijzel...

The Eindhoven startup ecosystem [infographic]

This is the first part in a series about the Eindhoven startup ecosystem Eindhoven is known for its vibrant startup scene. Recognised by Forbes as one of the places in Europe where hub things are happening. e52 decided to map this hub that makes up the Eindhoven startup ecosystem. Having large and...

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