Meeting & Working together

The TU/e Campus is a physical and virtual meeting place that connects people from inside and outside the university. We create an interface between knowledge and the market. Our ambition? To develop an ecosystem around our university that is geared to sustainable collaboration with small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and industry. If research results are adopted by business and industry and converted into actual products, knowledge adds value.

For successful collaboration TU/e is the place to be. Of course, companies are indispensable partners. We also go that extra mile with them in joint research, with a leading role played by our research institutes, Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI), Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES) and Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS). For example, we develop joint innovation programs and R&D roadmaps with companies like ASML, Philips, DAF, KPN and Signify and knowledge institutes like TNO.

A unique form of collaboration is the Flagship in which research groups from TU/e work very closely with industrial partners, such as Philips and KPN, on research into relevant technologies for urgent societal issues. 

Living Lab
Apart from fleshing out the fundamental research component, as TU/e we also take on the role of Living Lab, a test environment where new concepts can be tried out, tested and evaluated in real-life situations. An example is the Atlas living lab, where research is conducted into intelligent lighting and climate systems. This research makes an important contribution to a sustainable and comfortable working environment. TU/e innovation Space, the expertise center for challenge-based learning at TU/e, can also be seen as a living lab. Here students, researchers, the business community and organizations can exchange knowledge and develop solutions to societal challenges.

Eindhoven Engine
Eindhoven Engine will accelerate innovation in the Brainport Region through challenge-based research in its public-private research facility soon opening at the TU/e Campus. Teams of our region’s most talented researchers from industry, knowledge institutes and students will cooperate in Eindhoven Engine research programs to deliver breakthrough technological solutions.