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Author: Milan Lenters

Avular will make baggage processing even more accurate

The smell of superglue immediately penetrates your nose when you enter. Various parts in plastic containers sorted against the wall. Here and there, PCB circuits are located on desks that are being worked on intensively. Each desk has at least one screen. And everywhere you stand there are drones hanging or lying around. Innovation Origins visits Avular in their office at the Mathildelaan. The company will be working with Vanderlande to ensure more accurate baggage handling with their Curiosity Core. This is a modular robotics platform to which companies or developers can connect existing or new hardware. “It’s like...

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Airbliss+ and the battle against air pollution

It is not an everyday sight in the Netherlands: cyclists with a face mask that protects them from harmful substances in the air. In China, people look less surprised when someone walks around with it. Adel Arigue believes that Europe can take another step in this direction. Not surprisingly, as he is CEO of Airbliss+, which produces high-tech air-filtering masks for consumers. Innovation Origins visited the startup at the High Tech Campus. Better air quality? In many European countries, air quality is improving – also in the Netherlands, according to RIVM figures, the amount of particles has fallen by...

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Minifab 3D: a new tooth within one hour, instead of days

For many people it is a nightmare; a visit to the dentist. And all the more if you have to come back several times for a crown, for example. Minifab 3D wants to make sure that these “cowards” only have to make a single visit and are outside again within half an hour.  Including a new crown in their mouths. This Mexican startup develops 3D printers specifically for dentistry to print crowns, new teeth and dental parts. “Dentists can spare a lot of time, instead of 15 actions they only have to perform three. As a result, patients are...

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Applied Biotech: a greener alternative for pesticides

Today a story about Applied Biotech, a startup from Mexico that shows that you can do a lot more with the hot parts of peppers than just add flavor to your food. Applied Biotech produces capsaicinoids, the hot molecules from Chili peppers. These hot substances are used in all kinds of applications. In agriculture it is a natural substitute for chemical pesticides, both insects and mammals do not like the burning substance. Other applications include: pepper spray, pain relieving creams, cable coatings and application in marine paint. The company produces the hot molecules with a bio-reactor and natural ingredients....

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Arion wins networking trip to Shanghai at XL-Day

The winner of today’s XL-Day pitching competition is ARION, the startup that already won a Gerard & Anton Award at Innovation Origin’s Startup-to-Watch event last week. ARION receives a week long networking trip to Shanghai, China. ARION produces smart insoles to measure your running technique, it helps to prevent injuries and with an app the user gets coaching on how to improve their way of running. Out of around 50 startups that pitched today the jury chose six finalists. Next to ARION (ATO-gear), they are: Fresh Strips, they make food safety indicator stickers that monitor the temperature of food packaging, to...

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High Tech XL-Day is taking a different turn this year

High Tech XL-Day, the event that is organised twice a year by the accelerator program of High Tech XL, is taking a different turn this year. Not only the seven startups of the accelerator program that present their progress and hope to win investors for themselves. But other local hardware startups also get a stage where they can present themselves. “It’s a one-day hardware conference, where not only the startups from our own program can access. We want to create an interactive day from which hardware startups from the Brainport region can learn or benefit as in contacts, assignments...

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High-tech cycling in new wind tunnel TU/e

No windows on the outside, only bricks and in the middle a big red door that gives access to this new building on the TU/e campus. It’s a bit like a powerhouse, but much bigger. Once entered Ventur – that is the name of the new TU/e building – the huge steel construction immediately stands out, on the far right a steel square as high as the ceiling, which runs down funnel-shaped and turns into glass. These big windows – nine in total – continue all the way to the back of the hall, approximately 27 meters. There the...

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200 New Jobs thanks to Distribution Centre UPS

UPS is investing 112 million euros in the new distribution centre in Eindhoven, which is due to be completed next year. It is the largest investment in the Netherlands of the American company. The investment is part of more than 1.7 billion euros that the company will invest in Europe in the coming years. The construction of the new sorting and distribution facility in Eindhoven is expected to create around 200 jobs. Today (Friday, November 10), reaching the highest point of the construction site was celebrated with a ceremony. UPS opts for Eindhoven because of its convenient location; Belgium...

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DDW is also the Dutch Bike Expo

In the surroundings of bicycleafe Velosoof on the NRE grounds, you can find the latest developments in cycling during DDW. From mass production to handmade, from electric to old-fashioned peddle-your-own-way and from race sample to seniors bike. It’s all there during the Dutch Bike Expo, composed by yksi design. “We started this exhibition in 2008″, says Leonne Cuppen, curator of the exhibition. It was really an exhibition on the move, especially for Dutch embassies abroad. We have been from Tunis to Bratislava, really everywhere. As Dutch people we are known abroad as real cyclists, that’s a cliché, but okay....

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Jannemarein Renout: Hidden Gem #10

During Dutch Design Week, E52 will be introducing you to the festival’s hidden gems. Ten extraordinary designers who we feel are the stand-outs of this year. In the lead up to DDW, we will place one hidden gem in the spotlight each day. Today: Jannemarein Renout with SCAN2400. What SCAN2400  By Jannemarein Renout  Where VDMA-gebouw. Vestdijk 25-27  Jannemarein Renout is a bit of a duck out of water in the list of gems, because she is not a designer but an art graduate. Renout works with document scanners. It produces abstract images, full of colour transitions and crazy effects. “How far can...

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