Cootjans: Brainport region can grow exponentially, but labor and housing shortages are a cause for concern
Marc Cootjans, director of Rabobank in the East Brabant region, sees enormous potential for the growth of the Brainport region. After all, technology is what the region is exceptionally good at, and (high) tech is needed for all the various transitions.
June 11 & 15-18: This is Dutch Technology Festival
From Dutch Technology Week to Dutch Technology Festival
From Dutch Technology Week to Dutch Technology Festival
After ten successful editions, Dutch Technology Week will be given a new structure and a new name: we will continue as the Dutch Technology Festival. The festival will take place from Saturday 11 and Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 June 2022.
Rabo@DTW Talks: Start-ups share their story about starting and growing in Food-, Med- and High Tech
From agriculture to health care: Technology is used extensively in all sectors of society. Starting a business, or growing as a business in Med Tech, Food Tech, and High Tech: how is that looking? Start-ups and investors were guests during the Dutch Technology Week 2021.
DTW Talk: Top 3 technologies of the future
From Deep Fakes to smart cleaning: Dutch Technology Week was not short on futurism. In this article, we feature three innovative projects that passed by during the DTW: AI, Photonics, 3D metal printing.
A future in engineering gets closer for more and more young people
On Monday, May 31, 2021, the time had finally come. The tenth edition of the Dutch Technology Week kicked off. After many months of preparation, an interesting mix of online and in-person events was created. To safeguard the future of technology, this year’s edition will again focus on promoting this topic.
Staying on your toes in the semiconductor industry through collaboration
The semiconductor industry is on the rise. It is clear that the demand for chips, and therefore for products and services throughout the industrial chain, is at an unprecedented high. With the increasing computerization of society, the demand for ever more and better chips will only increase. Semiconductors are crucial to the economy. The Netherlands, in particular Brainport but also the cluster around Nijmegen, is clearly in the front row.
Rabobank commits to the Dutch Brainport region like never before
The Rabobank is serious about Brainport. This area in the southeast province of Brabant in The Netherlands is perhaps the most important region in Europe when it comes to innovative high-tech.
Brainport, the hub of the high-tech manufacturing industry in south east Brabant in The Netherlands, is growing as never before. One of the parties facilitating this growth is the Rabobank. This cooperative bank is pumping some 700 million euros into the further development of the Brainport region over the next two years. Last year, Rabobank already spent 300 million to support start-ups, scale-ups and other innovative projects. This money is in addition to the regular forms of funding.
National FameLab Final comes to TU/e!
Final of the science communication competition takes place online on Tuesday June 1st as part of the program for Dutch Technology Week.
The national final of FameLab – the annual science communication competition – is coming to Eindhoven! Ten contestants from four Dutch universities – including three contestants from TU/e – will battle it out to be the jury’s overall winner of the Dutch FameLab competition 2021.
‘If you choose engineering, you choose job security’
There are still too few young people who choose to work in technology, even though the jobs are there for the taking. The Eindhoven high-tech ecosystem Brainport Industries is working together with education and the regional business community to find a solution.
The world of mobility is about to undergo radical change
Various disruptive developments in the mobility world will lead to far-reaching changes over the coming years. New technologies will have to be harnessed to facilitate our evolving personal need for transportation. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) will become more and more prevalent.
Dutch Technology Week is the tech industry’s ultimate showcase
Frits van Hout looks back on the first ten years of the annual Festival of Technology
It was 2011, Brainport had just been proclaimed the smartest region in the world. A title with status, but also one that can only be achieved once. And so the region’s hotshots pondered the question of how that success could be visibly followed up.
Collaborative partnerships push technical education more to the fore
It is impossible to imagine life without technology. As a matter of fact, technical innovations are set to play a major role in shaping our future. Which is why it is more important than ever that children are introduced to it from an early age.
Science + Tech Online Quiz during Dutch Technology Week more international than ever
It all started with the very first edition of the Dutch Technology Week (DTW) in 2012. Since then, Quiz Night NL has grown into an immensely popular event in which many people participate every year. In ‘normal times’ the event was held in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Last year, however, due to the coronavirus, no physical DTW could take place. Therefore, the organizer of the quiz, event agency Number 42, had to quickly switch gears.
Virtual podium dedicated to technology during DTW Talks for students and professionals
There’s also plenty to do this year during the Dutch Technology Week (May 31-June 5, 2021). We wrote earlier that the program consists of a mix of online and physical activities. Besides the events for education, there are also several online events for students and professionals.
More focus on the social impact of AI
The developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are following each other up in rapid succession. This is having an impact on society as a whole. For example, all kinds of smart systems are being developed to make our lives safer and more pleasant, such as adaptive and semi-autonomous cars. However, not everyone has a technical background or is keen to immerse themselves in technology.
Healthtech plays an increasingly important role in the quality of life
Music and sound play a major role in several emerging innovative health technologies deployed for people suffering from stress or dementia.
Healthtech aims to improve our lives so that we become healthier and stronger, not only physically but also mentally. There are consequently numerous researchers and companies working on the development of these types of technologies.
Artificial intimacy raises many questions
Will sex with robots indeed be quite normal in a few years, as artificial intelligence expert David Levy claims? He believes that in about 30 years, robots will have developed to the point where humans will be able to have intimate relationships with them and even believes that human-robot marriage will be legalized. There are several more experts who share his opinion.
Cyborgs are already among us
An implanted antenna in your head that enables you to “hear” colors. Or online seismic sensors in your feet that allow you to feel earthquakes. No, this is not science fiction.
Is the history of technology boring?
‘No. It took a while, but even the Dutch see it as part of their culture now’
The Philips Museum is premiering a series of mini lectures on the history of technology during the Dutch Technology Week 2021.
A mix of in-person and online activities at Dutch Technology Week 2021
In a couple of weeks, we can again enjoy the dozens of events of the Dutch Technology Week. The tenth edition of this annual spectacle will take place from May 31 to June 5. Last year, the program had to be hastily adjusted due to the corona crisis, so a couple of online events could still take place. Fortunately, this year there was more time to arrange everything.
DTW goes digital: “in this special period of time, there is every reason for a special DTW”
It was already clear that there would be no physical Dutch Technology Week this year. But to emphasize the DTW mission – and not to lose any opportunity to emphasize the importance of technology for our society – there still is an online edition this year. From 8 to 13 June, Dutch Technology Week will take place through digital channels: DTW2020 Online. “In this special period of time, there is every reason for a special Dutch Technology Week,” says project manager Monique de Wit. “Online, we’ll put technology in the spotlight for one week.”