Looking back at ILIAD

On Tuesday, November 13, prof. dr. Ingrid Heynderickx, Scientific Director of the Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) opened the annual public outreach event ILIAD. Representatives from industry and academia in the field of intelligent lighting gathered at Natlab (Plaza Futura) in Eindhoven. They listened to talks about recent developments in responsible research & innovation, in light & intelligent lighting and its applications in, for instance, health & well-being.

The event was very well attended. With one third attendees from TU/e, one third from Signify and one third from other companies we had an interesting mix of about a hundred lighting professionals.

During the varied program, the managers of the ILI research programs -Light for Health & Well-being, Light by Design and Bright Environments- and some of their PhDs spoke about the research that is being conducted within their programs. Invited guest speakers Mr Walter Werner of Werner mangagment services, Mr Stefan Baumer of TNO and Mr. Wouter van Marken of Maastricht University spoke about light and intelligent lighting from their fields of expertise. During the lunch break,  PhD candidates and Postdocs presented their research to the audience during the poster presentations, which lead to some very interesting conversations.