Invitation for update meeting on PHAPPS Week, September 6, Sectie C, Eindhoven

During the first week of October, Photonics Applications Week (PHAPPS Week) will take place in the Netherlands. Solely focused on Applications of Photonics and what it can bring to your industry / business, with visitors from home and abroad. In many locations, PHAPPS facilitates conferences, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, networking events, debates, hackathons and festivities.

After a successful Kick-off meeting on April 24 and an update meeting on June 14, where participants from the end-user industry and photonics business, as well as from research and governmental institutions gathered to discuss the framework and the activities that will be organised during the PHAPPS Week this autumn. Here you can download what was discussed during the meeting on June 14. Continue reading “Invitation for update meeting on PHAPPS Week, September 6, Sectie C, Eindhoven”

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Marcel van Haren, FME, as Advisory Board member for Agri-Food Industry

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Marcel van Haren, Cluster Manager Agri & Food, FME, as Advisory Board member for Agri-Food Industry

About Marcel van Haren
Marcel van Haren works as clustermanager Agri & Food at FME, the Dutch association for entrepreneurs in the technology industry. In the cluster over 15 organisations cooperate to accelerate the innovation in the field of machines, technology and ICT for the agri & food sector. Besides his primary role of clustermanager Marcel is also director of GMV, the association of machinebuilders for foodprocessing, and NAFTC, the export platform for Agri & Food solutions, having offices in China, India, Vietnam and Turkey. In 2013 Marcel van Haren, in his role at FME, was involved in the setup and start of the Postharvest Network, driven by a strong believe that helping developing countries to prevent having large volumes of post harvest losses, is one of the biggest gains for having less foodwaste in the world. Continue reading “Photonics Applications Week welcomes Marcel van Haren, FME, as Advisory Board member for Agri-Food Industry”

BOM Development Agency is partner of Photonics Applications Week

Noord-Brabant Development Agency (BOM) is partner of the Photonics Applications Week.

About Noord-Brabant Development Agency (BOM)
The mission of the N.V. Noord-Brabant Development Agency is to create, improve, maintain and develop the industrial structure in Noord-Brabant by offering a range of professional services. The BOM was established in 1983 and is funded and financed by the Dutch State and the Province of Noord-Brabant. Noord-Brabant is a region in the south of the Netherlands. Continue reading “BOM Development Agency is partner of Photonics Applications Week”

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Automotive Campus as Media Partner

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Automotive Campus as Media Partner

About Automotive Campus
The Automotive Campus in Helmond – located in the Brainport Region – is the national and international hotspot, meeting point and place of business in the field of automotive (technology) and smart mobility. The Automotive Campus offers an attractive learning and working environment, state of the art technological (test) facilities and flexible accommodation concepts. Continue reading “Photonics Applications Week welcomes Automotive Campus as Media Partner”

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Brainport Eindhoven as Media Partner

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Brainport Eindhoven as Media Partner

About Brainport Eindhoven
Brainport Eindhoven is a world-class top technology region. High tech and design are combined with an advanced high-end manufacturing industry and entrepreneurship. Close collaboration and sharing knowledge are part of our DNA and characterize the open innovation culture which makes Brainport smart and strong. By quickly anticipating to rapid world-wide changes and continuously connecting to new people, we create new opportunities. For everyone. This attracts talent and enterprises from all over the world. Entrepreneurs, knowledge institutions and governments form a unique business climate in which we compete by collaboration, expand by adaptation, multiply by sharing, achieve by trying and predict the future by inventing it. In that way, partners in Brainport Eindhoven work together in finding solutions for societal challenges for health, mobility, energy, food and safety. As the high tech growth accelerator of the Dutch economy and part of the technological backbone of Europe, Brainport Eindhoven is a global frontrunner in innovation. Continue reading “Photonics Applications Week welcomes Brainport Eindhoven as Media Partner”

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Douwe Kiestra, IFHE, as Advisory Board member for Health Care

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Douwe Kiestra, IFHE, as Advisory Board member for Health Care

About Douwe Kiestra
Study building engineering and economic.
President of the (IFHE), International Federation of Hospital Engineering.
Vice President of the Dutch (NVTG) “The Dutch Federation of Technical Facility Managers in Healthcare”
One of the 100 most influented people in Healthcare worldwide in 2017
Boardmember of the Ronald McDonald foundation Friesland
Member of several Branch Committees and Advisory Boards
Owner of a Consultancy company in Healthcare Building projects
More than 30-year experience working in the building and Healthcare industry. Continue reading “Photonics Applications Week welcomes Douwe Kiestra, IFHE, as Advisory Board member for Health Care”

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Eindhoven365 as Media Partner

Photonics Applications Week welcomes Eindhoven365 as Media Partner

About Eindhoven365
The formal city marketing organisation of Eindhoven, since its foundation in 2012. Eindhoven is the city of Technology, Design, and Knowledge but, above all, it is the city where these three elements are combined. It is these crossovers which give Eindhoven its energetic dynamics. Only few cities in the world share such well-developed left- and right brain half ecosystem. It’s up to Eindhoven365 to raise (inter)national awareness of this ‘unfair advantage’ and above all, to make the brand a recognisable one. Continue reading “Photonics Applications Week welcomes Eindhoven365 as Media Partner”

Invitation for update meeting on PHAPPS Week, June 14, High Tech Campus Eindhoven

During the first week of October, Photonics Applications Week (PHAPPS Week) will take place in the Netherlands. Solely focused on Applications of Photonics and what it can bring to your industry / business, with visitors from home and abroad. In many locations, PHAPPS facilitates conferences, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, networking events, debates, hackathons and festivities. Continue reading “Invitation for update meeting on PHAPPS Week, June 14, High Tech Campus Eindhoven”

Novel tiny vision processing chip, promising for ultrasmall smart vision systems & IoT Apps

Novel tiny vision processing chip, promising for ultrasmall smart vision systems & IoT Apps

Scientists have developed a microchip that can capture visual details from video frames using extremely low levels of power. According to the research team, the chip’s video feature extractor uses 20 times less power than existing best-in-class chips. The new microchip, called EQSCALE, could reduce the size of smart vision systems down to the millimeter range. Continue reading “Novel tiny vision processing chip, promising for ultrasmall smart vision systems & IoT Apps”

How to ‘feel pain’ in materials

Composites: much used, but hard to understand

Composites are extremely strong and light materials because they are a combination of polymers, and glass or carbon fibers (which give the material greater strength). Composites are used in a whole range of applications: in aircraft (for example in the mechanics of the wing flaps and in fact in 40% of all of the aircraft’s components), as the base material for carbon-framed bikes, in Formula 1 racing cars (about 85% of a Formula I car is made from composite material), for the blades on wind turbines, in pressure vessels for storing gas, in prostheses, boats, electric cars – and so much more. Space flight is starting to show a growing interest in composites, too. Continue reading “How to ‘feel pain’ in materials”