Olga Koltsova

Olga Koltsova is a writer. She is fascinated by the innovative power of Eindhoven, the revolutionary technologies and the unique multicultural society.

Why the tech scene in Belarus is growing

Belarus is the country where the IT-sector has been rapidly growing for the past 20 years, which has resulted in such world-famous software products as Viber or the World of Tanks game. But Belarus has much more than software to offer – it is one of the few ex-Soviet states whose economy at...

Flowid makes the chemical industry safer with small reactors

Carrying out chemical reactions is not always a safe process. The larger the scale of the reaction is, the bigger the hazards are. The Eindhoven-based company Flowid specializes in chemical reactors as big as a coffee cup, which can still process large quantities of chemicals with their...

Avular: tools to create your own mobile robot

Avular, a mobile robotics start-up from Eindhoven, received an investment from Lumipol in 2018. Since then major changes have been made to the company’s business model. Avular has also moved its office to a new, bigger location in the Strijp-T area. Shift to research and development “We’re now...

Eindhoven-based start-up selected for U.S. Opioid Detection Challenge

Dynaxion, a start-up from Eindhoven, helps America to tackle the drug problem. Dynaxion, supported by HighTechXL and the Eindhoven Startup Alliance, has been chosen to take part in the Opioid Detection Challenge. Five U.S. agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S....

Some hypes and missed opportunities in robotics

Prof. Herman Bruyninckx (KU Leuven) presented a critical view on the robotics industry during the seminar in High Tech Campus Eindhoven. Bruyninckx delivered a talk on the hypes and missed opportunities in robotics pointing out the key issues that robotics should tackle nowadays. Herman Bruyninckx...

DEITY helps webshops grow faster with modular commerce software

When an e-commerce company is making headway and has already overgrown the size of a small webshop but doesn’t have the turnover of a shop like Zalando yet, keeping the fast pace of growth becomes hard for this online business. A software company from Eindhoven –  DEITY – is developing tools...

Optimising the modern farm with LEDs at Philips GrowWise

Vertical farming or city farming – the growth of plants indoors stacked in vertical layers – fully depends on the artificial lighting instead of sunlight. Philips Lighting started working on light products for indoor farming in 2010 together with HAS university and eventually created Philips...

GEM Tower: powering music festivals with sustainable energy

The festival season is coming! Big festivals create an atmosphere for people to relax, to enjoy the music, to liberate themselves from their daily routine and to experience the sense of belonging to the community of like-minded peers. But festivals also create a significant environmental impact...

CTOUCH: enhancing collaboration with touch displays in a user-friendly way

“The iPhone was introduced in 2007. Since then a touchscreen has become so usual that now it is being taken for granted,” says Bernard Gosselink, CTOUCH CFO. The Eindhoven company CTOUCH is a manufacturer of the interactive displays – the kind of displays that can be found in classrooms and...

EmoSys: wearable technology to treat depression

“Without mental health there can be no true physical health” said the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1954. However, even now, in the 21st century, mental illnesses are still underrecognized and undertreated. In the European Union, for example, about 25% of the...

Personalised nutrition thanks to new Brightlands laboratory

The Brightlands Campus Greenport has opened two new facilities on tuesday: the Nutritional Concepts Lab – the facility for the test and production of healthy food and Box-in-Boxes – new office space in Brightlands Campus Greenport. Nutritional Concepts Lab “It’s a unique facility, the only one in...

STARTUP/eindhoven helps students of TU/e to start their business

The business incubator “In 2014, when the credit crisis was in full swing, we decided to create a business incubator for the students here at TU/e” says Steven van Huiden from TU/e Innovation Lab . “Normally students studying at TU/e would end up either working in industry or as researchers. But...

Personalised travelling with Maps Untold

Gaby Gomes Branco, an industrial engineering student at TU/e and a co-founder of Maps Untold, meets me in the Innovation Space of the university. She is very busy nowadays, as well as her colleagues: together they are working on Maps Untold – a new platform that helps people to find travel...

MyDiagnostick helps to detect atrial fibrillation in its early stages

An old man visiting his general practitioner is asked to hold a small metal tube in his hands. After a minute the green light on the metal surface goes on. The patient has just undergone an ECG scan with the device called MyDiagnostick, which was developed specifically for the screening of...

“Delseni”: a women-friendly method of breast cancer screening

Mammography is the method of routine breast cancer screening that has been a golden standard for a long time. It has numerous benefits but also its harms and its limitations, so the researchers all over the world keep looking for the ways of improving the existing method (like the software that...

MiFood: smart mixes of fruits and vegetables for personalized nutrition

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” says the proverb. But what if it is not an apple but an orange that you need to you keep yourself healthy? Or what if apples are not good for your body at all? The nutritionists nowadays are occupied with the development of the ways allowing every individual...

Harvesting energy during the day and shine at night with Lusoco

Young chemistry companies take part in the Gouden KIEM competition organized by the research organization NWO and Holland Chemistry. The winner will receive 25.000 euro prize money. This year all three finalists of the competition come from Eindhoven University of Technology. The start-ups that...

Pommeron platform connects the farmers and their customers

Productivity has been the focus in Dutch agriculture for many decades. However, at present, other aspects of food production have received increasingly more attention. One of the aspects that have been scrutinized is the length of the current supply chains for which the platform, Pommeron, seeks...

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