Looking back at ILIAD 2017

On Tuesday, November 14, 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 TU/e. 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 Philips Lighting and one third from other companies we had an interesting mix of about a hundred lighting professionals.

During the varied program, the program managers of the ILI research programs – Sound lighting, Bright environments, and Light by design – spoke about the research that is being conducted within their programs. Invited guest speakers neuroscientist prof. Robert Lucas of the University of Manchester, John Sayer M.Eng. of Johnson Controls, and Dr. Gilles Vissenberg of Philips Lighting spoke about light & intelligent lighting from their field of expertise. During the lunch break, 24 ILI PhD candidates and Postdocs presented their research to the audience during the poster presentations, which lead to some very interesting conversations.