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 (Dinalog) in Breda.
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.