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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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Vanderlande helps TU/e with flexible robot project

Dealing with the unexpected is a routine task for TU Eindhoven’s soccer and care robots. After all, you never know what an opponent or user will do next. Industrial robots, too, can benefit from increased independence and autonomy. For this reason, the university has set up a pioneering research project together with industrial partners to provide mobile industrial robots with an open world view that adapts to changes in the environment. An important aspect of this is that the robots learn to understand what they see, allowing them to adapt better to new circumstances and situations. The TU/e High...

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Two Million Euros for Blood Vessel Research

Cecilia Sahlgren, Professor in Cell Biology at the faculty of Biomedical Engineering, has received 2 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). With this five-year funding, Sahlgren aims to investigate the interplay between blood flow and cell signalling and to clarify their effects on the architecture of blood vessels. The knowledge will be of benefit, for example, for the management of cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading cause of death worldwide. Supported by the EU Commission, the ERC funding for science and research is among the most prestigious in Europe. The funding received by Sahlgren is a Consolidator Grant...

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Elphi Nelissen leads Team Circular Construction Economy

“There is a circular alternative to everything you do.” On January 15, 2018, the Transition Team Circular Construction Economy presents its plans for accelerating the transition to circular construction work. Elphi Nelissen – Professor of Building Sustainability at the Eindhoven University of Technology and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture – chairs the transition team, which operates on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior. On the Ministry’s website, she explains what the intention is. The members of the team are working together on a transition agenda for construction for the period 2018 -2023. The Central question: what does...

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