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Focus on talent attraction during Dutch Technology Week

The 7th Edition of Dutch Technology Week will start next Monday. This year, the focus will be on talent in the broadest sense of the word. For the seventh year in a row, more than 150 high-tech companies, knowledge institutes, and talents are showing the latest trends and innovations in their sector. The Dutch Technology Week will take place from 4 to 9 June 2018. As a preview, read the 15 stories that wrote in preparation for the event. The programme has too many elements to mention them all – so below only the highlights of Dutch Technology Week 2018: Friday 1 June In the run-up to the DTW, Frits van Hout (ASML, Chairman of the DTW Board), together with Bente van den Tillaart (SUMMA student) and Michiel Dirckx (TU/e student) will open AEX Trade Market in Amsterdam. Monday 4 June The opening ceremony of the DTW with breakfast. During the opening FME will launch ‘Upgrade NL‘, a programme to make the Netherlands ‘tech wise‘ in the broadest sense of the word. In addition, the Brainport Talent & Skills Agreement is presented: this agreement, signed by 200 entrepreneurs and managers, contains joint agreements on the development, attraction, and retention of talent (much more on this subject on Monday on E52). Tuesday 5 June This year, too, there will be a Night Of The Nerds: the technology festival for everyone between the ages of 14...

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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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150 girls doing research at Philips: Girls Day

Although the growth is undeniable, girls in secondary education generally do not yet sufficiently opt for a technical subject cluster. There has also been little increase in the number of students going on to technical follow-up studies. That’s why, as part of Girlsday, health technology company Philips organised a visit to the High Tech Campus today, in which 150 girls from the lower secondary school (havo/vwo) of various schools participated. On Girlsday, Philips introduces girls aged 10 to 15 to technology. Through practical and creative workshops, accompanied by female role models, the students discover the versatility of a job...

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Student team STORM now a company

Two years ago, the STORM students drove around the world in 80 days, putting electric motorcycling on the map. Now they are bringing their technology to the market. First of all in Kenya. Bas Verkaik of STORM tells us how.  Bas Verkaik opens the doors of the Momentum building on the TU/e campus. In this building, student teams such as Solar and TU/ecomotive are housed. And the members of STORM. Even though that might come to an end, because the students decided to stop being a student team. Verkaik, who is currently graduating as a Sustainable Energy technologist, looks...

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Tech Playgrounds is investing in the Brainport Youth

“A playground for young technicians”, that’s how Fleur Besters, initiator of Tech Playgrounds, described her organization last Wednesday. During the opening of the central workshop in Lindenlaan, a great deal of attention was paid to the growth of the Playgrounds since the company’s two years of existence. With Tech Playgrounds, young technicians have the opportunity to develop their passion for technology, through lessons and workshops. Recently, people who have trouble getting a paid job, such as early school dropouts, people who want to reintegrate, and refugees, have also been involved in the Tech Playgrounds. And these activities have borne fruit: more...

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Dutch Technology Week focuses on separate events

More attention to the big sub-events like Night of the Nerds, Quiz Night XL and High Tech Exploration Route and less on the higher-level DTW brand. The Dutch Technology Week is shifting the focus in the marketing of the event, which will this year take place in the first week of June. According to marketing manager Emiel Kuijpers of Brainport Development, this is necessary in order to better achieve the main objectives of the Dutch Technology Week – which will not change. “With DTW, we want to draw attention to the importance of technology in society, which remains our primary goal”,...

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First 30 EIT Digital data scientists graduated

The EIT Digital Master School Data Science programme launched two years ago, has delivered its first thirty data scientists. “These graduates are not just data scientists, they are technical experts who also understand how to use data to help drive the economy in Europe”, EIT Digital says in an explanation. “With this batch of new data scientists, the EIT Digital Master School is meeting a rising need in Europe for specialists in this discipline.” EIT Digital is located at High Tech Campus Eindhoven. The data science programme started two years ago to respond to market demand for data scientists...

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The EIT Impact: 6,000 new jobs, €600 million in funding

European Institution of Innovation en Technology richt twee nieuwe Knowledge and Innovation Centres op 6,000 new jobs, 600 million euros of venture capital and 1,200 graduates with relevant skills in the labour market: the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT), based at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, has had a significant impact since 2010. This is evidenced by a study of the institution itself into its own functioning. It is a reason for EIT to further scale up, including the roll-out of two new Knowledge and Innovation Centres: Urban Mobility and Added Value Manufacturing. These conclusions are...

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Additive Industries launches 4th Design Challenge

Additive Industries launches its 4th edition of Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. Students and professionals are invited to (re)design products dedicated for 3D metal printing Industrial 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing. Ad. Article continues below. “In order to grow the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries is presenting the fourth edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge”, the company says in a statement. Competing in two categories, both professionals and students are encouraged to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or...

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Usono Pitching at European Health Event in Barcelona

Usono – the Eindhoven based Medtech startup – has been selected for the pitching event of EIT’s European Health Catapult 2017. CEO Benjamin Tchang shares his experiences in a daily vlog on E52. Today is the first episode. Ultimately, the event will offer €135,000 prize money, with €20,000 for the winners in each of the three categories. But to get there, first, a lot of pitching training has to be done. Benjamin Tchang and Benno Groosman (Surge-On, Delft) tell us about the specialists that have been flown in to help. More on Usono here Benno Groosman and Benjamin Tchang vlogging about...

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