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Jorritsma in the Hague to fight for the 30%-rule for expats

The Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma, together with a delegation of foreign knowledge workers and representatives of VSNU and VNO-NCW, calls on the government to comply with the agreement to keep the so-called ‘30% rule’ for (current) international knowledge workers for the full eight years. On behalf of more than 35 scientific and cultural organisations and companies, they presented a pamphlet to the Lower House of Parliament to reinforce their message. The regulation under discussion gives knowledge workers from abroad the right to pay 30% less tax for a period of eight years. According to Jorritsma, the scheme is of...

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Additive Industries accelerates 3D metal printing in Spain

First target markets: aerospace, automotive, and medical industry Additive Industries will be collaborating with ANÁLISIS Y SIMULACIÓN, a leading supplier of software solutions for product development and 3D as well as 3D printing solutions. Jointly the partners will accelerate the implementation of metal additive manufacturing systems in the high-end industries like aerospace, automotive, medical and high-tech machine building in Spain. The focus is on an integrated approach from initial design to a post-processed ready part. ANÁLISIS Y SIMULACIÓN, based in Miñano with 4 regional offices and over 100 employees, was founded 21 years ago and acts as a provider...

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BOM helped create more than 1,000 jobs in 2017

Last year, the Brabant Development Company (BOM) financially supported 188 companies in their ambition to grow in Brabant, including 39 foreign companies in their establishment or expansion in Brabant. This is stated in the BOM’s annual report for 2017, which was published this week. All these foreign companies and projects together generated €138 million in investments to finance these future growth ambitions. In addition, BOM itself has invested €21 million in 33 companies, the remainder being contributed by co-financiers or foreign companies themselves. Another milestone for BOM was the kick-off of the extensive ‘Factory of the Future’ innovation programme...

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Philips Audio acts quickly to save brand name

Philips has today announced that it has entered into a new license agreement with TPV Technology, which will allow the Hong Kong based company to produce and market Philips branded audio and home electronic products. The agreement follows from this month’s bankruptcy application from world famous guitar makers Gibson, who had previously owned the license for Philips branded audio goods. As a result of their bankruptcy, Gibson declared it would be winding down its recently created Gibson Innovations division, which had a marketing office in Eindhoven, to return solely to its core musical instrument business. Since then, Philips have been...

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New look and international expansion for E52

On 4 June, E52 will be renamed and become part of an international network With the transition of E52 into a European platform (or rather: a European network of local innovation platforms), the appearance and name of this site are also changing. On June 4, at the end of the opening meeting for Dutch Technology Week, we will reveal the details. In a two-part story, we’ll fill you in on the backgrounds, our plans, and our motives. (this is part 1, you can read part 2 here) We announced earlier that we would be starting up a second branch in June...

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Philips Lighting acquires Chinese LiteMagic Technologies

Philips Lighting has acquired the Chinese LiteMagic Technologies. The Chinese company manufactures, among other things, control systems for city lighting. With this acquisition, Philips Lighting hopes to take advantage of the fast-growing market for city lighting in China. The costs associated with the acquisition have not been disclosed. “The acquisition is in line with our global strategy to grow both organically and through selected acquisitions,” said Harsh Chitale, Business Group Leader Professional at Philips Lighting. “Urban lighting is a growing and attractive market and with the acquisition of LiteMagic Technologies we are strengthening our leadership position.” “LiteMagic Technologies has...

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Eindhoven welcomes new startup officer Stef Meijers

There’s a new face on the Eindhoven startup scene, ready to help innovators make connections that will make their idea achieve maximum success. Taking over duties from Victoria Martinez – the city’s departing (and first ever) Startup Officer – Stef Meijers will now be on hand to tie together all parts of the Eindhoven startup ecosystem over the coming few years. “You can describe my role as a linking pin, or a matchmaker in the startup scene in Eindhoven”, says Meijers. “I really believe in the value of warm, high quality connections with people. It’s my job to connect...

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E52 is popular in New York City as well ;-)

The Smart City Congress in New York brings together experts from all over the world for a week of debates, lectures and excursions. And, of course, the Netherlands is part of it with a large delegation. A team of people representing 46 organisations in the field of circular economy, smart mobility and government policy traveled from the Netherlands to New York. In their luggage also 100 copies of E52’s recent book “Eindhoven Towards a Smart Society“. “The demand was huge,” says Johann Beelen, who participates in the Congress on behalf of Brainport Development. “If I could have, I would...

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Australia is looking for a post-Brexit entrance to Europe

Eindhoven and Munich are target cities for Australian sports business If, as an Australian entrepreneur, you have been developing the European market via London for years, the looming Brexit will be a serious problem for you. An alternative is, therefore, more than welcome. So it’s no surprise that an Australian trade delegation of sports and technology related entrepreneurs has visited Eindhoven in recent days – and will also have Munich on their agendas in the coming days. The visit is part of a trip that’s focused on finding new European entrances for sports-related business from Australia. Besides Eindhoven and Munich,...

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Brabant leads national logistics list of hotspots

All regions in Brabant are in the top 10 of logistical hotspots in the Netherlands. The list (consisting of 28 areas) is headed by West Brabant, followed directly by Tilburg-Waalwijk. North-East Brabant is at 7, Eindhoven-Helmond at 8. The ranking list is compiled each year by magazine Logistiek. On 29 May the winners will be honoured in Almere. Since the start of the election, it has been the fifth time that West Brabant has won the title of Logistics Hotspot number 1 in the Netherlands. The region recorded the highest score on 3 out of a total of 6...

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