ISEA 2010

  • Ruhr Excursion to Eindhoven 

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    Visit the forbidden city

    Creativity and technological innovation of the Dutch Brabant region

    This one-day excursion introduces participants to the history and contemporary context of creativity and technological innovation of the Dutch Brabant region. The excursion will take place at two locations in Eindhoven: Strijp-S, a 66-acre former Philips industrial terrain, once known as the 'forbidden city' and now the largest urban development project in the Netherlands; and the High Tech Campus, an R&D ecosystem of more than 90 companies and institutes, and more than 8,000 people.

    It is an opportunity to get a sampling of a number of unique projects and developments from around the region, ranging from an ambitious experiment with RFID technology by the STRP festival in Eindhoven to the CAD/CAM residency programme of the European Ceramic Workcentre in Den Bosch to the open innovation context of High Tech Campus Eindhoven.

    Morning: Short presentations at BALTAN Laboratories by organisations such as the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Incubate Festival (Tilburg), STRP Festival (Eindhoven), Digitale Werkplaats (Den Bosch), Edhv (Eindhoven), European Ceramic Workcentre (Den Bosch), MAD Emergent Art Centre (Eindhoven), e-pulse festival (Breda) and others.
    These presentations will be followed by a guided tour of Strijp-S and lunch on the terrain, with live music by Lunapark.
    Afternoon: Visit to the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, with an introduction by Frans Schmetz, Managing Director of the HTC, and presentations by Koen Snoeckx and Lindsay Brown from the Holst Centre (an independent open-innovation R&D centre that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics), and Professor Emile Aarts and Dorothea Seebode from Philips Research. We end the day with a drink at the HTC before heading back to Dortmund.

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