There's a lot happening at Eindhoven Engine!

Eindhoven Engine News July 2022

Eindhoven Engine can look back on a great first half of 2022. We welcomed seven new OpenCall 2022 projects and the Hack2Impact hackathon that took place at the end of May was fantastic. Take a look at the photos and after-movie. You can feel the energy and the ambition to create something meaningful together.

What else is happening at Eindhoven Engine? We have welcomed Dimitri van de Kelft, successor of Kees Adriaanse as liaison to Fontys. In this newsletter, Dimitri talks about reconceptualizing education and his link to Eindhoven Engine activities. We also have a contribution from Shalika Walker about inclusivity. She is a postdoctoral researcher at TU/e and is connected to the Smart Cities project Brains4Buildings at Eindhoven Engine.

Furthermore, we have produced new videos about our iHeat@Home and VIPNOM projects. Check out the videos about heat batteries and noise pollution. We are also happy to announce that several students and trainees have finished their research or thesis at Eindhoven Engine and are ready for the next step in their careers.

We also want to share some news about our way to accelerate alongside current and future consortia (to be). More in this newsletter and future newsletters. Also keep an eye on our socials: Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

Have a good read and enjoy the summer!

Katja Pahnke and Maarten Steinbuch


A ‘homecoming’ at Eindhoven Engine: introducing Dimitri van de Kelft

Following the retirement of Kees Adriaanse, Dimitri van de Kelft has stepped in as the liaison manager between Fontys University of Applied Science and Eindhoven Engine.

Where will his focus lie and how does he intend to accelerate innovation? Dimitri shares his initial impressions of the Engine and his vision of an ever-wider impact on society.



Energetic and successful Hack2Impact

We have long been looking forward to it and, after being postponed twice, it finally took place. On the weekend of 20-22 May, students with different backgrounds and professionals from industry came together and experienced how to work in a multidisciplinary team on creative solutions that can make an impact on Health@Home challenges.

Do you want to feel the energy of Hack2Impact 2022? Have a look at photos and the after-movie.



Accelerate your innovations!

To discuss the mutual benefits of co-operation, Eindhoven Engine is now open to all of our current and new consortia (to be). Please contact us via to get more information if you are looking for support in extending your network and finding additional funding, co-location and ways to accelerate your innovations!

Soon, we will launch our Eindhoven Engine Industrial Residence Program! In the next weeks, more information will be available on our website!


Business Model Innovation in an Exponential World Eindhoven Engine, a 4-day course

Do you or your project team want to learn how to create impactful, scalable and economically viable solutions based on the potential of exponential technologies? Trainers Walter Baets and Jaco Friedrich welcome you to their new 'Business Model Innovation in an Exponential World' training, organized by Eindhoven Engine and High Tech Institute.

  • Training course dates: 8, 9, 21 and 22 November 2022

  • Location: live on colocation @ Eindhoven Engine

Are you interested and would you like to receive more information? Please send an email via and we will contact you.



VIPNOM project is hiring a PDEng trainee

Sorama is looking for an outstanding PDEng candidate within the field of Acoustic Virtual Reality and Software Engineering. Noise is the second most harmful environmental factor to human beings in Europe and claims 1.6 million healthy life-years each year, mainly due to stress and sleep disturbances. VIPNOM (VIrtual Position NOise Measurement), an Eindhoven Engine project, focuses on the development of advanced noise measurement methods and acoustic virtual reality.

Sound interesting? And you are looking for an PDEng position with an impact on society? Check out the vacancie and apply!



NEW: iHeat@Home videos

Learn about iHeat@Home! The Eindhoven Engine iHeat@Home, a project realized by Caldic, Fontys, TNO, TU/e and Cellcius BV, is working on a breakthrough innovation in thermal energy storage. Professor Olaf Adan tells you about his research on a heat battery which is better, cheaper, smaller and greener than any competitor.


Meet Evelien Klein Meuleman! She’s a master’s student in Applied Physics at TU/e and is doing her internship at the iHeat@Home project. iHeat@Home does research on the capacity of the heat battery. Currently, heat batteries are not stable during charging and discharging. Within this scope, Evelien has created an experimental set-up and used flow simulations to research improvements to heat batteries. This is a great way to contribute to solving the climate change problem!



NEW: VIPNOM videos

At Sorama, we make sound insightful and we intend to improve everybody's lives. We develop acoustic cameras to enable us to perform noise monitoring. Virtual Position NOise Measurement (VIPNOM) is an Eindhoven Engine project which is led by Sorama together with Eindhoven University of Technology and GNResound. The VIPNOM team consists of PhD candidates, engineers and PDEng trainees. Why this project? Because project leader Jin Jack Tan believes that we all deserve to be able to live a life that is quieter and further away from noise.


Noise pollution is the second most harmful environmental factor in Europe. In his PhD research, Patrick Wijnings is dedicated to solving the problem of noise pollution. To tackle this issue, it is crucial to be able to measure where the sound and noise pollution comes from. Check out how Patrick is doing this!



Inclusivity of female tech heroes

Geographically based in the Brainport region of the Netherlands, the city of Eindhoven has always challenged the status quo and inspired the community to expand its horizons.

Eindhoven Engine plays a significant role within this milieu in order to accelerate innovation and deliver cutting-edge technological solutions. Female tech heroes from different cultural backgrounds add more diversity to the prevalent tech world within this community.



Congratulations to

Anand Thamban for finishing his PDEng traineeship ‘Built Buildings & Cities’ at the CM-FDD-HVAC* project. Anand developed machine learning-based fault detection and diagnosis tools and digital twin models for the built environment.

Shobhit Chitkara for finishing his PDEng traineeship ‘Built Buildings & Cities’ at the CM-FDD-HVAC* project. Shobhit worked towards designing a machine learning-powered application for the predictive maintenance of HVAC systems.

Inge Hootsmans for finishing her TU/e Honors project on low literacy at Eindhoven Engine. She created a set of research and design directions that can bridge the gap between people with low literacy and society.

Corné Nooijen for finishing his bachelor’s graduation project in Business Innovation at Eindhoven Engine. Corne took over from Inge and activated a learning approach/environment for low literacy in the Eindhoven region.

Jasmijn Schol for finishing her bachelor’s graduation project in Business Innovation at Eindhoven Engine. She made a proposal for the adaptation of the office space to enable organized serendipity for Eindhoven Engine and a connection between teams and projects.

*Continuous Monitoring and Fault Detection Diagnosis of large HVAC systems.


Kadans Innovation Summit 2022

  • Date: 21 September 2022
  • Location: Accelerator, Utrecht

Festival of Disruption

  • Date: 13 October 2022
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Location: Disruptor, TU/e Campus

Business Model Innovation in an Exponential World course

  • Date: 8, 9, 21 and 22 November 2022
  • Location: Disruptor, TU/e Campus