Drivers of change
Just as the campus of TU/e lies at the heart of the city of Eindhoven and the wider Brainport region, we put our research and education at the heart of society. We train our students and engineers to become drivers of change by coming up with solutions that have a real impact on the world.
In the years and decades ahead we see three major challenges facing society: sustainability and the climate crisis; revolutions in enabling technologies such as AI, robotics and synthetic biology; and the increasing role technology plays in our lives.
In order to meet these challenges, we translate the top-notch research of our scientists into responsible innovations with impact, in tight-knit collaborations with society and industry, other universities and our award-winning student teams.
Collaboration with industry
As a result our university features prominently in international rankings and indicators for collaboration with industry. We are also a breeding ground for successful startups and spin-offs in the field of sustainability, AI, and photonics.
A key role in further deepening our collaboration with industry and society is played by innovation Space, The Gate, Eindhoven Engine and our four main research institutes. They are the linking pin between our fundamental research and practical applications for the real world.
To create even more impact and meet ambition of the Brainport region to become the engine of the Dutch economy, we aim to double the number of engineers educated at our university by 2032. Creating the impact-makers of tomorrow.
Our top position in cooperation with industry is based on:
Top 25 worldwide co-publications with industry
One third of professors has a joint assignment in industry
Top 5 worldwide Industry income (knowledge transfer)
Excellent job opportunities in Brainport
High second and third funding flow
Student team makes entire car life cycle CO₂-neutral
Students from TU/ecomotive have developed a zero emissions car that actually captures CO₂ from the air as it drives.
Change the system, not the climate
As a professor at TU/e and lead author of influential IPCC climate reports, Heleen de Coninck tries to prevent global climate change through her research.
Sustainability statement of the TU/e Executive Board
Global warming and climate change pose an unprecedented threat to our world. Therefore we are constantly taking new steps to increase our contribution to sustainability.
The power of pioneers
Although Leo van IJzendoorn and Eva van Aalen are working on different types of biosensors, they have common visions on the future of biosensors.
'Commercialising a product is a completely different ballgame than inventing it'
Jeroen van Woerden, managing director of The Gate, talks to 'entrepreneur-professor' Maarten Steinbuch about the challenges of starting spin-offs.
How the Eindhoven heat battery can make millions of homes gas-free
A heat battery based on salt and water is ready for its first real-world tests. Why could this be a 'game changer' in the energy transition?
Bill Gates invests in TU/e spin-offs
Behind the scenes of a museum, you'll find a world of decay, fading colors, bended canvases and cracked paint. Tackling these problems involves a lot of science.
Collaboration in the heart of the Brainport region
TU/e was founded by Eindhoven's industry and the bonds with our high-tech Brainport partners keep getting tighter.
Researchers from TU/e, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht come together to seek answers to societal issues from uncommon perspectives.
In the Spotlight
In Denmark, Nemo Healthcare proves that home monitoring is safe and efficient
For the next four years, Nemo will be the exclusive supplier in Denmark.
Each Amber should soon replace twenty private cars
Amber's service for business aims to move away from the situation where each employee has one car.
VitalFluid harnesses lightning to protect crops
By simulating lightning, spin-off VitalFluid is developing an alternative to chemical pesticides in greenhouse horticulture.
Start-up Zavhy plans to turn construction world upside down with 3D concrete printing
The construction sector lags behind when it comes to sustainability and digitalisation. Start-up Zavhy wants to change this with 3D concrete...
GOAL 3 takes steps in the fight against needless mortality in Africa
GOAL 3 has a clear mission: good healthcare for all. With the help of financial investments, a market launch in early 2023 is becoming...
Cognitive training to stay focused when the brain is overstimulated
Together with PSV, Artistotle has developed software that combines both physical and cognitive training.
Simbeyond's simulation technology brings products to the market faster and with less errors
A display for your smartphone that is more energy efficient and has better image quality and a longer lifespan? Simbeyond's technology makes...
DENS wants to grow: ‘Our dissatisfaction is our drive to keep going’
What started as an inspired student project at TU/e, is now a fast-growing company.
Research institutes with an impact
Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems
The Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES) is TU/e’s answer to the broad, multidisciplinary question that is the energy...
Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute
EAISI brings together all AI activities of the TU/e. Top researchers from various departments and research groups work together to create...
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Molecules constitute the world around us—both natural and synthetic. Even we humans are teeming with molecules. Through understanding of...
Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute
By bringing together photonics, electronics and quantum technology, EHCI drives exponential computing, communication and sensing...
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