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Internationals in Eindhoven: Emir from Bosnia Herzegovina

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Emir Efendić Country of origin: Bosnia Herzegovina Work: PhD Post-doc at Human Performance Management Group, Experimental psychologist It is always nice when an interviewee makes suggestions for other candidates for this series. So did Llewellyn after his interview with us. He e-mailed us that he had a nice colleague from Bosnia who was also interested in telling his story. We set a date after our summer...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Beatriz from Spain

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Beatriz Ramos Vaquero Country of origin: Spain Work: engineer and troubleshooter at ASML “Hello! I’m so sorry, I was on time, but the zipper of my dress broke, and that is not charming at all, certainly when I’m being photographed,” Beatriz apologizes for being a few minutes late while she is cycling towards us on her vintage Peugeot bike. We can imagine she wanted to change,...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Beena from India

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Beena Arunraj Country of Origin: India Work: Founder of Eyal Eindhoven, journalist for Eindhoven News We never choose the location for the interview. It’s up to the interviewee where we meet. Beena wanted to meet us at one of Eindhoven’s icons: the Evoluon. Originally, this building, commissioned by Frits Philips, was a science museum. Today the location is used for conferences and events. On a hot...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Kingsley from Nigeria

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Kingsley Buseni Country of origin: Nigeria Work: operations specialist at 50five For this interview, we head to Eindhoven Airport. Right across the airport is a business park, including the office of 50five, the company Kingsley works for. He welcomes us and leads the way to a space where we can talk. “I’m moving back to Eindhoven soon. I’m currently living in Belgium, just across the border,...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Sheba from China

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Sheba Yu Country of Origin: China Study and work: studying Dutch and starting up a business On a sunny morning we enter DenF coffee, looking around if we see Sheba. After a while we spot her. We are very excited to meet up with her, because she is the first Chinese person who said yes to our interview request. “That’s because they don’t like to be...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Llewellyn from South Africa

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Llewelyn van Zyl Country of origin: South Africa Work: Assistant Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at TU/e and an Extraordinary Professor at the North-West University, Optentia Research Programme. Hidden behind modern buildings on the university campus you find the Paviljoen. A single-story building with a maze of hallways, classroom, and offices. What’s so special about that, you might think. Well, the base of this building...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Val from Cameroon

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Val Moon Country of origin: Cameroon Study: Marketing Strategy Master at Erasmus University There is some time between the first contact with Val via e-mail and our actual meeting. He was swamped with events and commitments for his study, so we scheduled after the dust has settled a bit. After ordering coffee we start talking on what is like to live in the Netherlands as a...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Juliá from Catalonia

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Juliá Delos Ayllon Country of Origin: Catalonia Work: Entrepreneur Juliá lives in one of the loft buildings on Strijp S. When we are on his floor, we enter a sterile looking hallway. On the left are offices, so for a moment we are confused: is it Juliá’s house or office we are visiting? After we ring the doorbell, we get the answer: it’s Juliá’s home. Next...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Sonia from Spain

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Sonia Tomegrós Regalado Country of origin: Spain Work: film and media entrepreneur Meeting up with the internationals in this series is sometimes just like a blind date. We pick a location and we don’t know exactly who we are going to meet. We got in contact with Sonia after we posted a call for internationals to interview. She was enthusiastic right away. On a sunny day,...

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Internationals in Eindhoven: Pollyanna from Brazil

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Pollyanna Niehues Country of origin: Brazil Work and Study: manager Broeinest Café and  studying to become a yoga teacher In the mail contact prior to the interview, Pollyanna invited us to her workplace, the Broeinest Café on Strijp S. Broeinest is a materials library and meeting place for (interior) architects and designers and they have an in-house café. “Welcome!” says Pollyanna with a big smile as...

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