smart cities, energy transition


is participating in the Solar Decathlon Europe in Germany with a sustainable house and design of an urban concept to transform the built environment and activate people to change habits

About us


As the engineers of the future, we have a responsibility to tackle global sustainability problems. These problems are not just environmental but also social and economic. 

With SDE21 set in Wuppertal and having a strong urban orientation, we are aiming to create a holistic solution that addresses not only environmental sustainability, but also socio-economic issues such as lifestyle, affordability, and overconsumption of space. 


Our concept is centred around three main concepts: sustainable lifestyle, demographic diversity and urban intensification. We believe the built environment can be transformed to promote a sustainable lifestyle through collaboration between active users and passive systems. We aim to make sustainable living affordable, by creating a design that is useful to a wide range of people; a building that provides diverse functions for diverse demographics. Our proposal focuses on intensifying and efficiently using spaces by combining functions, on both building and urban scale  

Our building will be a microcosm of our vision on an urban scale– a lively, interactive space which has a use 24/7. 


With our concept, RIPPLE, we want to propose a solution for the disconnection between people and the changes they want to see in cities.

We aim to transform the static built environment, prompt social interaction in cities, and activate people to embrace an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

With RIPPLE, we throw a stone that has the power to both engage individuals on a personal level and to create a framework that encourages social interaction. The action on both the apartment and building scale as well as on the urban scale allows us to spark small combined actions that create a strong influence and have a larger and longer lasting impact, rather than doing one large act of sustainability and hoping others will follow.


Ripple has obtained the second prize at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2021-2022!

  • 24 Mar
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    March 13, 2023
    Departmental Webinar series for TU/e Faculty and Staff

    JoVE in Teaching and Practical Training

    March 24, 2023 / Online

  • 27 Mar
    AI for the real world

    Women in Data Science Eindhoven 2023

    After a succesfull in-person event last year, Women in Data Science (WiDS) Eindhoven will return on Monday 27 March 2023.

  • 28 Mar
    Neuron data
    Synapses and Silicon: Exploring the Intersection of AI and Neuroscience

    EAISI AI Symposium

    Symposium in honor of the opening of Neuron: Synapses and Silicon: exploring the intersection of AI and neuroscience.

  • 28 Mar

    Official Opening Neuron building

    The festive opening of the Neuron building is intended for all TU/e students, staff and invitees. This building will house lecture rooms and…

  • 28 Mar
    Formalization, Analysis, and Sampled-Data Design of Hybrid Integrator-Gain Systems

    PhD defense Bardia Sharif

    March 28, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 29 Mar
    Break the Code?

    PhD defense Lina Maria Ochoa Venegas

    March 29, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 29 Mar
    Aspects of Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Performance of Alumina Supported NiMo Hydrotreating Catalysts

    PhD defense Mengyan Li

    March 29, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 29 Mar

    The bright side of life

    March 29, 2023 12:40 PM / Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium

  • 30 Mar
    31 Mar
    January 27, 2023

    ICMS Annual Symposium 2023

    March 30, 2023 2:00 PM / Ceres & Blauwe Zaal Auditorium

  • 31 Mar
    Medium Voltage Solid-State Transformer

    PhD defense Bram van Dam

    March 31, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 31 Mar
    Sound absorption mechanisms in perforated plates

    PhD defense Alessia Aulitto

    March 31, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 03 Apr
    Frequency domain estimation of spatially varying transport coefficients

    PhD defense Ricky Jan Robert van Kampen

    April 3, 2023 / TU/e Campus

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