Fontys University of Applied Sciences
De Rondom 1, 5612 AP Eindhovenview on maps
In order to have an overall idea about the event, a brief explanation will be provided. We warmly welcome you to Fontys University of Applied Sciences the day before the conference, where you may check in and have a welcome drink. Fontys University of Applied Science will also host the opening day of the conference. The second conference day will be spent in the Evoluon, a famous conference center. The TU/e, Eindhoven University of Technology, will host the third and final conference day. Following the conference, we will take you on an optional guided tour of Eindhoven.
In November 2019, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, opened its new building on the TU/e campus. This new building is called Nexus, which literally means connection and this connection is obviously shown in the way it houses three technology institutes including Engineering. It has become an open space for meetings, study, research and knowledge sharing, both for students, lecturers and researchers.
Fontys Nexus is a renovation of the former TNO (Dutch research institute) building, which was built in 2000 on the TU/e campus. Anyone who has ever been inside will no longer recognize it; from an inward-facing accommodation that seems to fend off prying eyes, it has become a modern and transparent building where glass predominates. The renovated building is ready in all respects for a future in which technology plays a leading role. A challenging and inspiring environment for students and staff to study and research. There is activity everywhere, whether you look at the many laboratories, or at the main study square. Lecturers conduct their research in an environment that is visible to the visitor. In the Automotive lab, a large part of the concrete ceiling has even been cut open, so that the activities can be seen from above.
The Evoluon is one of the true landmarks of Eindhoven. With its unique UFO like design and rich history it has become one of the key sights of the city.
Philips started building the Evoluon in 1963 and opened it in 1966. It was build to mark the future of technological advancement & functioned as a museum dedicated to these advancements for many decades. 1966 marked the 75th anniversary of Philips as a company and seeing as they were Eindhoven born and raised, they decided to ‘gift’ this building to the city as a thank you.
Since 1998 the building has been functioning as a conference centre and event location. The rich history and timeless design is what keeps the building popular as a place for many local and national companies to host their events. Next to the iconic dome the building now also features a large auditorium, as well as office spaces and a modern restaurant.
Since 2022 the Next Nature Network has been housed inside the Evoluon. Their goal is to bring the building back to its roots- with the ultimate goal of becoming a futuristic museum again within the next 5 years.
Eindhoven University of Technology is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry (where Philips has played a major role), local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. An open culture is fostered where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives. Eindhoven University of Technology offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Their educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents.
Flux is compact and energy-efficient, allowing lots of daylight and providing open spaces, built in 2014. It features a large void and plenty of different connections between the two sides of the building. The central hall facilitates interaction and has an open, spatial image, thanks to views through to the floors. Through its spatial structure the building engenders cooperation in the areas of education and research. Flux accommodates the departments of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics.