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Author: Merlijn van Dijk

Design cities Eindhoven and Milan: connected through the air

Vandaag opent de jaarlijkse Salone del Mobile Milano zijn deuren The high-tech sector in Southeast Brabant is large and growing. More and more investments are leading to an increase in business activity in Eindhoven and the surrounding area. What exactly are the importance and added value of Eindhoven Airport in this dynamic? In a series of stories, E52 maps out the function of the airport for the business market. Milan. The fashion metropolis of Europe. But not only that. Any fashionista knows: beautiful furniture belongs to a beautiful wardrobe. Not surprisingly, the city in the north of Italy also...

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The High Tech Gate to Europe and beyond

Eindhoven Airport has an important role for the business market in the region The high-tech industry in Southeast Brabant is large and growing. More and more investments are leading to an increase in business activity in Eindhoven and the surrounding area. What exactly is the importance and added value of Eindhoven Airport in this dynamic? In a series of stories, E52 maps out the central function of the airport for the business market. When it comes to the airport near Eindhoven, old people usually still talk about Welschap. That small airport that was founded in 1932 on a lawn in Veldhoven....

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A light pilot that was put together with the citizens

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on E52. This week: Annemarie Totté looks back on Roadmap Light. Read all the articles here. As project leader, Annemarie Totté was responsible for tendering the Roadmap Light. A project that provides the whole of Eindhoven with a smart light grid. Not so strange that the municipality came to...

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Stratumseind: Eindhoven’s data street

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on E52. This week: Richard Ponjee about Citybeacons. Read all the articles here. From his control room in brasserie De Oude Rechtbank, Tinus Kanters oversees his domain. Looking outside through the window, he sees Stratumseind, the pub street of Eindhoven. Inside he sees a wall full of screens and computers....

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Eindhoven Data Center: helping Eindhoven with data

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on E52. This week: Richard Ponjee about Citybeacons. Read all the articles here. Data, data, and still more additional data. The foundation of the Smart Society consists of ones, zeros and other info. But who collects data? And where can people find it then? And even more important: what is...

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The citizen as a source for the Smart Society

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on E52. This week: Frederique Marks on Crowdsourcing. Read all the articles here. ‘Try and make the route from 18 September Square to Strijp-S a lot more attractive.’ With this assignment, Frederique Marks sent the people of Eindhoven to the drawing board in 2016. She received some 200 ideas. Marks:...

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Smart Society Eindhoven: endless options for the Citybeacons

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on E52. This week: Richard Ponjee about Citybeacons. Read all the articles here. They have become familiar with any visitor of the Eindhoven inner city by now: the Citybeacons. Ingenious and modern looking poles with a large screen that adorn the city center. But what most Eindhoven residents don’t know...

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“Combine data with the Reality of the Street”

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on E52. This week we look back with project leader Linda Vlassenrood. Read all the articles here. In Eindhoven, technology seems to be the answer to everything, according to Linda Vlassenrood. But the questions that people face are not always clear. On behalf of the municipality of Eindhoven, she,...

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How BOM co-developed and then resold Liteq with a profit

Many people from the Eindhoven technology industry know about the Brabant Development Agency (BOM). That organisation that scours new companies with a bag of government money, hoping for an opportunity where they can leave a part of that bag behind. But the BOM does more than that. As evidenced by the story of Liteq. Liteq is a company that focuses on Advanced Packaging. That is a method to provide electronic chips of input and output contacts and wrapping them in plastic so that they are well protected. But that company once did something else, Jurgen van Eck says, Senior...

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Towards a Smart Society: From census to Street Cube

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on E52. This week: Street Cube. Read all the articles here. In 1971, the Netherlands was in disarray. Why? Because of the Fourteenth General Census. The Central Bureau of Statistics wanted to collect more details than ever before. According to many, it was an invasion of their privacy. Why is...

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