Solar Team in action at Zolder


Eindhoven’s very own Stella Vie won the 2017 World Solar Challange Cruiser Class Division in Australia. This year a completely new team of students will take up the challenge in the international battle of sun-powered cars. Will they live up to the high expectations? With the new rules, it is not only about speed, .. it is also about comfort and usability as a family car. The team is brainstorming and exploring innovative ideas on how best to address these aspects, to win again in 2018. But the competition will be tougher.


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You can see Stella Vie and the brand new Eindhoven Solar Team in action at the world’s only 24-hour endurance race for solar-powered vehicles. Stella Vie will be racing at the former Formula 1 track at Zolder in Belgium.

But it is not only about racing. Solar Team Eindhoven showed the world that it is possible to create an energy efficient family car. Our next step is to make solar cars sexy and user friendly, and that will be important to win the Solar Challenge 2018.


Radio 4 Brainport reporter Erika van der Merwe visited the team at the TU/e campus and heard why Sella Vie is a strong contender for more racing successes.
Listen to the interview with Marije Sesink and Martijn Ruijzendaal on, 747 kHz AM in Eindhoven or via the podcast at

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Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven


400 000 people are visiting Eindhoven for the increasingly popular Dutch Design Week (DDW).

With exhibitions, workshops, food events, music and so much more, at 110 locations around the city, there is sure to be something for everyone. All the choices may be a bit overwhelming, so included are design routes. Various experts have, at the request of the DDW, put together theme-based design routes.

Real Body Worlds

De techniek van het menselijk lichaam, zo zou je er naar kunnen kijken: hoe kunnen we bewegen? Wat ziet een hartchirurg tijdens een operatie? Maar het is ook een tentoonstelling waar theologen van onder de indruk zijn.

Binnenkort in Eindhoven onder de naam Real Human Bodies Exhibition Eindhoven, en dus ging Studio Brainport (Studio040, Euregio Radio, Radio 4 Brainport) op zoek in het archief van Leon Balmaekers.
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Eindhoven Airport saw 32% more passengers. In 2017 the number of flights is expected to increase by 5000.

A new “”Albert Heijn Urban”‘ convenience shop will open in the Eindhoven Vershal “”Het Veem”” at the end of the year.

Albert Heijn’s ‘Urban’ stores are a new concept. These are larger than the “”AH To Go””, but not as big as typical supermarket”, In particular the choice of different brands for the same product is smaller. “People often still had to go for a supermarket after a visit [to the food hall], but will not be the case anymore.

Korein Kinderplein and De Ontdekfabriek team up to offer a summerschool for children who speak little to no Dutch at home. The summer school will run for six days every three weeks. A total of 370 children will participate in the program, including junior and senior groups from ‘t Startblok primary school.

Philips Lighting reported second quarter sales of 1.7 billion and operational profitability of 10.2% CEO Eric Rondolat is pleased that LED, Professional and Home businesses posted solid operating margin increases, while Lamps maintained its high level of profitability,” Lighting is cautious given global economic uncertainty, but expresses confidence that it will return to positive comparable sales growth in the course of this year.

The Innovative extreme UV wafersteppers of ASML are doing well. The company presented a 250 watt laser that for then the negine behind the production of > 125 wafers per hour. ASML presenteted excellebt qunaterly results, mainly due to an increased demand for chipmachine in the memory IC markets. Analysist confirm strong growth in the market for digital ICs’, yet warn that this market may experience a severe dip in 2019.

The Holst Center inspires Brainport

Foto: Bram Saeys; Holst Centre Spring Event Klokgebouw Eindhoven 2017, Smart Cities, Automotive, E-coaching

Radio4Brainport in Dutch: on studio040 we present a weekly program called Studio Brainport. Listen to a report o the Holst Event.

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De vooruitgang van de innovaties van het researchcentrum Holst was te zien tijdens het Holst Spring Event afgelopen vrijdag. In het Klokgebouw waren verschillende sprekers aanwezig om te praten over hun visie op de toekomst van verschillende technologische gebieden. Daarnaast was er de gelegenheid om de onderzoeksprojecten van het bedrijf van dichtbij te bekijken. Onder deze projecten waren bijvoorbeeld in-mold electronics en flexibele elektronica te zien.

Keynote speaker van de dag was de Vlaamse ondernemer Peter Hinssen, die sprak over de ‘Day After Tommorow’. Hiermee doelde hij op een lange termijnvisie op de toekomst van technologie en welke plaats die in ons leven zal krijgen. Onder het motto ‘We are just getting started’ vertelde hij over de ontwikkelingen die AI en IOT door gaan maken. “Artificial Intelligence is al sneller en nauwkeuriger dan wij in het herkennen van de inhoud van foto’s en dat is nog maar het begin. Veel taken die wij nu doen zullen in de toekomst worden overgenomen door efficiëntere en snellere machines. Alle apparaten zullen verbonden zijn met elkaar, wij zien deze ontwikkelingen nu al, maar dit is nog maar het begin.”

Het evenement was opgedeeld in verschillende sessies over drie hoofdthema’s. Bij het thema Smart Cities was de rode draad door de lezingen heen de vraag hoe we met data in een stad omgaan en hoe die beveiligd moet worden. Bart Preneel, professor aan de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven sprak over nieuwe ontwikkelingen in de cryptografie en de taak die de overheid heeft in de omgang met big data. Volgens hem is er een belangrijke keuze te maken op dit laatste gebied: Geef je de burger controle over de data die verzameld wordt of niet?

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