Cooperate with us

As an internationally recognized research university, TU/e plays a key role in the Brainport region, where knowledge institutes and industry cooperate intensively. TU/e has various (Automotive) student teams and spinoffs, putting the research into practice.

Smart Mobility innovations and valorization

As an internationally recognized research university, TU/e plays a key role in the Brainport region, where knowledge institutes and industry cooperate intensively. TU/e is located in the hub of the Dutch automotive industry, which is concentrated in the southern Netherlands. In developing innovations TU/e enjoys a long-standing and close cooperation with strategic partners. Within the area of mobility, TU/e is a strong partner of the nearby Automotive Campus in Helmond and the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics in Breda.


Join our mission

Join our mission to speed up the transition towards a bright mobile future for all. These are just a few of the possibilities:

  • Fund a two-year post-master’s designer program. A top graduate student is matched with a project for a two-year period, working at your company for a full year.
  • Leverage your company’s R&D portfolio by joining our university’s research programs, supported by national and European funding programs.
  • Partner your company with one of our successful student teams: as a sponsor, development partner or supplier.
  • Engage with our start-up community at TU/e innovation Space and the Eindhoven Engine.



As a founder or scientific associate it is also closely linked to public private innovation programs such as AutomotiveNL in Helmond and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

TU/e is one of the founding key members in DITCM, the Dutch Integrated Test Site Cooperative Mobility, an open development environment located in the south of Brabant. Other parties involved in this still expanding collaboration include TomTom, DAF/Paccar, NXP, SKF, Imtech, Audi and TNO Automotive. TU/e works intensively with TNO and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment to create a unique knowledge and innovation network to address automotive, logistics, and traffic management issues.

Internationally, TU/e had aquired a strong position in a large network of partners. For instance, it is linked to a number of international research programs, such as the European Supply Chain Forum, iMobility Forum, Vehicle&Road Automation, EARPA and the Green Car Initiative.

The university also has extensive contacts with other research institutes like Fraunhofer and partner universities abroad in EuroTech with TU Munich, EPFL Lausanne and DTU Denmark, and works closely with MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics.

If you wish to cooperate with us, please contact our Program Manager Margriet van Schijndel.