With a packed program, we officially opened the Eindhoven Innovation Café yesterday. We look back at a great first edition, thanks to all those that contributed and attended!
At this first Thursday gathering visitors from all backgrounds, from students, CEOs, internationals and locals explored the program and interacted with each other.
While those attending had plenty of opportunity to get to know one another in an informal café, there was also much interest in the break-out sessions, with an open discussion about Eindhoven Nightlife with Siem Nozza, TU/e students presenting the future of food, and a workshop ‘How to connect’ by Brancandies Cristian Boscheri.

The talk Jan Timmer (ex CEO of Philips) gave was very well received with Timmer giving valuable encouragement for innovation in the Brainport area: “Never think you are invincible and fall asleep at the wheel. And don’t just say we are Brainport, prove it! I hope this initiative grows out to be more than just ‘gezellig’, but challenges you visitors to really act and start new ventures.”

The first step in connecting people and improving the networking infrastructure of our innovation ecosystem has been taken, now let’s continue to give to grow!

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