Feel like an inspiring conversation? An opportunity for new collaborations? Or just a stimulating encounter with a good glass of wine? Join us at the Eindhoven Innovation Café. The spot where people from the arts, design, research and technology interact. We are aiming for a weekly program full of inspiring pitches, expert talks, discussions as well as workshops, lasting up to half an hour parallel to the drinks. English spoken. Of course.




17:30 – 19:30 pm Drinks, bites and talks

17:45 – 18:15 pm Lennart Graaff (BLOC, Dutch Mountains)


The Eindhoven rail zone and the “Dutch Mountains” are in development. The city of Eindhoven has far reaching ambitions for this area in terms of climate adaptation, energy transition, circularity, smart mobility and healthy urbanisation. High tech and high touch, while taking into account bio based materials and low CO2 emissions, new values and new business models. This is not a building, this is an innovation programme. And you are invited to join!

Lennart Graaff is founding partner of BLOC, a next generation development company based in Rotterdam. BLOC has developed several radical projects such as The Dutch Windwheel and a CO2 Smart Grid. Together with Studio Marco Vermeulen and Urban Xchange, BLOC is co-developer of The Dutch Mountains, a biobased skyscraper to be developed in the city of Eindhoven.

Click here for more info on The Dutch Mountains.




17:30 – 20:30 pm Drinks, bites and talks
17:45 – 18:00 pm Introduction CommUnity by InnoEnergy
18:00 – 18:30 pm Talk 1
18:30 – 19:00 pm Talk 2
19:15 – 19:45 pm Talk 3
19:45 – 20:30 pm Drinks & bites


This edition is made possible by CommUnity by InnoEnergy.

 “Sustainable energy for a sustainable future”. About 600 million people in Africa still lack access to electricity (World Bank 2016). Today, polluting fossil fuels (oil, coal & natural gas) provide about 80% of the world’s primary energy. With the growing energy demand, fossil fuels are depleting and the integration of sustainable energy sources to our conventional energy systems is inevitable. The usage of fossil fuels leads to global warming and climate change. Developing countries are more vulnerable to climate change because of their lack of financial and structural means to quickly adapt to these abrupt changes. Clean and sustainable energy could lead to smooth energy transition and might open up new possibilities to achieve higher development and living standards.

The aim of this event is to provide an open dialogue and knowledge-sharing platform for sustainable energy transition geared towards developing countries. The event “Sustainable Energy for Developing Countries” will allow participants to gain a better understanding of how the energy transition is being shaped in developing countries, and what kind of obstacles are preventing its smooth implementation.

The event format consists of 3 talks in the duration of 20 minutes each from 3 eminent speakers on one topic. After the speaker talks, there will be 2 presentations of “Integrated Project of the Year” in the duration of 5-8 minutes each from the InnoEnergy Master students, who performed their research projects in developing countries.

Registration is preferred for this event. Please reserve a seat via this link!




17:30 – 19:30 pm Drinks, bites and talks


More information soon. This edition is made possible by Art + Tech Society.





17:30 – 19:30 pm Drinks, bites and talks

17:45 pm Talks by Female Ventures


More information soon. This edition is made possible by Female Ventures.



On 19 and 26 December, there will be no EHV Innovation Café.

We wish you happy holidays and hope to see you again in 2020!

These are the confirmed events so far. Keep an eye on on this page or sign up for the newsletter to stay tuned.

Give to grow

Do you like the idea of really unleashing the full potential of our region? Mark the next Thursday in your calendar and join us. We believe in this simple principle: give to grow. We’re sharing opportunities, breakout sessions, a drink and a bite, and we need your help to grow.

Want to visit EHV Innovation Café?

No need to enrol, just drop in, any Thursday, any time between 17:30 and 19:30 pm. Your online RSVP is appreciated, but not required. You can find us at Kazerne, Paradijslaan 8, downtown Eindhoven.

Want to join EHV Innovation Café as a speaker, ambassador or funding partner?

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