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 Strategic Areas: Health, Smart Mobility and Energy, along with our Research Centers: High Tech Systems Center, Data Science Center Eindhoven en Institute for Photonic Integration. For example, we develop joint innovation programs and R&D roadmaps with companies like ASML, Philips, DSM and Heijmans.

A unique form of collaboration is the Flagship in which research groups from TU/e work very closely with an industrial partner, such as Philips, 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. 

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.  

IMPULS: co-investing 
Doing research together that is relevant and valuable to society also means co-investing. So we have conceived an innovative method at TU/e to facilitate more research in the umbrella themes of Health, Smart Mobility and Energy: IMPULS 

Current knowledge and expertise within easy reach 
Need temporary extra engineering capacity? What about our TU/e students? They can be deployed during their studies, for instance during an internship, in a PhD program or as part of the two-year PDEng designer program.