• Maarten Voorhuis

Campus Technology Seminar: Innovations in Lighting

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

10 SEP 2018, 12:00 - 13:00

Campus Technology Seminars are a great meeting place for technical experts in- and outside of High Tech Campus Eindhoven. It provides a forum where professionals can share technical information, knowledge and experience with other experts. Scientists, engineers, technicians and everybody who's interested is welcome to listen, learn and discuss several topics!

About the program & register:

11.45 - 12.00: Walk in Conference Center, coffee/tea

12.00 - 12.25: Roel Janssen, Global Director City Farming at Signify

The United Nations (UN) predicts the world’s population will grow by some 2.5 billion people by 2050, and 80 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. At the same time, 80 percent of the land that is suitable for growing food is already in use. Moreover, extreme weather patterns across the globe have devastated crops, creating higher food prices, and as consumers become more conscious of how their food is produced, it is becoming more difficult for farmers to keep up with urban growth. This is driving innovation of new farming technologies that allow plants to grow without sunlight in indoor environments close to or within cities.

The City Farming revolution starts here. Also known as Vertical Farming, this cultivation process involves growing crops in small interior areas, using multiple layers to maximize production. Ground-breaking LEDs make this dream possible by providing the optimal light spectrum for indoor growth.

12.25 - 12.50: Erno Langendijk, Business Development & Program Manager at Holst Centre (TNO/Imec)

Erno Langendijk is leading the PI-SCALE initiative that has the ambition to create a World-class open access pilot line, based in Europe, for companies interested in the manufacture and system-level integration of flexible OLEDs into products. This will be achieved by bringing together the very best of the existing European infrastructure and knowhow on flexible OLEDs from different locations into one pilot line.

The pilot line service will enable companies of all sizes to quickly and cost effectively test and scale up their flexible OLED lighting or signage concepts and bring them to a level where they are ready to be transferred to a mass production facility. By increasing the availability of, and knowledge about, flexible OLED technology the pilot line aims to accelerate the commercial adoption of flexible OLEDs and help to build a sustainable industry in Europe around this technology.

12.50 - 13.10: Maarten Voorhuis, director Sparckel 

By evolution we as humans are used to experience a sunrise, a bright healthy sky, followed by a sundown. This natural rhythm supports our vitality and sleep. But, as “office clerks” we spend most of the day indoors, being exposed to low light levels that are always the same… receiving only 20% of the daylight we would need health wise. The subsequent problems? You feel down, low on energy and you don’t sleep as well. The solution? A biodynamic light. Maarten Voorhuis tells more about their vision at our seminar.

Questions? Please contact ingelou.stol@hightechcampus.com