Training the light experts of the future

Yvonne de Kort leader of LIGHTCAP

People need light, not only to see, but also to function well, physically and mentally. Unfortunately, the amount of daylight we get is under pressure from urbanisation, the 24-hour economy and the many hours we spend indoors. Our performance and our health suffer as a result. This is why Eindhoven University of Technology, together with six other universities, is launching a special training programme for young light researchers. The fifteen researchers will work together to find smart lighting solutions that support people. The EU is supporting the programme with a grant of more than 4 million euro, of which one million will go to TU/e.