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Top grants of up to 1.8 million for four young TU/e-scientists

Four challenging projects for talented Assistant Professors of TU/e are awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) with individual Starting Grants of up to € 1.8 million each. The projects are about predicting the performance of cardiovascular implants, exploiting the immune system for superior cellular vaccines, pre-processing techniques to accelerate time-consuming algorithms and brain-inspired lab-on-chip devices for cancer screening. The winners of this year at TU/e are Sandra Loerakker and Jurjen Tel (both from the Department of Biomedical Engineering), Yoeri van de Burgt (Mechanical Engineering), and Bart Jansen (Mathematics and Computer Science). Predicting cardiovascular regeneration – Sandra Loerakker Cardiovascular...

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4.3 billion euros for Philips in the second quarter

Royal Philips today reports sales of EUR 4.3 billion for April-June 2018, with 4% comparable sales growth. The net income from continuing operations was EUR 186 million, Second-quarter highlights: – Sales in the quarter were EUR 4.3 billion, with comparable sales growth of 4% – Comparable order intake increased 9% compared to Q2 2017 – Net income from continuing operations was EUR 186 million, compared to EUR 161 million in Q2 2017 – Operating cash flow totaled EUR 130 million, compared to EUR 73 million in Q2 2017 Philips focuses on health care solutions. Frans van Houten, CEO, is...

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Ton Koonen nominated for Huibregtsen Prize

With his research into wireless communication via infrared light, Professor Ton Koonen is one of the six nominees for the Huibrettsen Prize 2018. On 8 October, KNAW chairman Wim van Saarloos will announce the winner during the Evening of Science. The Huibregtsen Prize is awarded annually to a research project that is ‘socially innovative’. Ton Koonen has been nominated for his solution to disruptions and overloading of WiFi networks. In his approach, an invisible infrared beam goes from the router to one receiver only and on to no one else. These ‘pencil bundles’ offer ultra-high data capacity, are difficult to tap,...

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New concept and buildings for High Tech Plaza

High Tech Plaza, now located in one startup and scaleup dedicated building on High Tech Campus Eindhoven, will be expanding into three buildings. Alongside, a new concept was conceived to attract more promising high tech startups to the campus. With over 40 startups and scaleups, young tech companies are already well represented at the High Tech Campus. Paul van Son, Marketing Manager of High Tech Campus Eindhoven and responsible for the development of the High Tech Plaza concept: “We see a big increase in the interest of tech startups that want to become part of the Campus. Young companies...

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Step in the Arena 2018: Fresh graffiti in the Berenkuil

The graffiti artists at “Step In The Arena” are already well on their way to turning the Eindhoven cycling crossroads ‘The Berenkuil’ into a work of art. Just like last year, photographer Marc Dubach recorded everything for us. His advice: “Tonight and tomorrow you really step into one of the biggest street art and graffiti spots in the Netherlands. Every year starting from a blank canvas. The chance to see international artists at work. It’s a must-see! (and then it’s best to do that this weekend).” Take a look at last year’s result, also by Marc His...

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Belly helps cultured heart valve to finally find its shape

For over fifteen years, scientists have been looking for the golden formula to grow heart valves using body cells. Now a method finally seems to have been found. It creates heart valves that actually continue to do what they are meant to do in the long term: prevent the backflow of blood. Crucial to this is the exact shape of the valves, as discovered by extensive modelling at TU Eindhoven. The results, achieved together with Universität Zürich and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, are described in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Ten test sheep were given a new heart valve in...

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Sioux opens office in Leuven

Technology company Sioux has opened its third Belgian office in Leuven. According to the Eindhoven company, the expansion is necessary “to facilitate the further growth of Sioux and to give a better interpretation to the company’s ambitions”. “An office in Leuven is becoming increasingly important in serving the Flemish Brabant and Brussels/Zaventem region,” says Filip Eykens, managing director of the Sioux offices in Belgium. “We have been active with renowned customers in this region for more than 15 years.” Eykens points out the importance of this step in the current tight labour market, in order to be able to be...

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Philips once again most reputed company

Philips was once again named the company with the leading reputation in the Netherlands. This means that for the eleventh year in a row, the health technology company will receive the Reputation Award for the annual ‘RepTrak ranking’, carried out by the Reputation Institute Benelux. Philips is ranked #19 worldwide. Other Dutch companies in the Top 100 are Heineken (#62), KLM (#82) and Unilever (#87). Hans de Jong, President Philips Netherlands, is pleased with the award: “It is special to see that we are increasingly clearly appreciated for our clear strategic choice to focus entirely on health technology. Philips...

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New flights from Eindhoven Airport to Vienna

As of 2 July, Wizzair will fly twice a week from Eindhoven Airport to Vienna. The Hungarian airline will be operating the flights to the Austrian capital on Mondays and Fridays. This route was created because Wizzair will open a base at Schwechat Airport in Vienna later this year. With this extension, Vienna will become the twentieth destination of Wizzair from Eindhoven Airport. The city on the Danube has been in demand by travelers from the Benelux in recent years, says a spokesman for the airport. “And that’s not limited to a city trip. Vienna is also a good match...

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Kitty Nijmeijer argues for circular economy

TU/e professor wins Academic Society Award The Dutch Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI) will award the Academic Society Award to Prof. Kitty Nijmeijer, Professor of Membrane Technology, on 21 March. Nijmeijer has been awarded this prize because of the great importance of her research and the appealing way in which she manages to make the connection between science and society. Super filters Professor Nijmeijer is doing pioneering research on membranes, a kind of super-filter. In 2014, her research was put into practice at the Afsluitdijk in the world’s first blue power plant where the mixing of river and seawater...

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