People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, E52 has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Read all the stories here.
Who: Claudia Caparelli Country of Origin: Italy Work: Biomedical Engineer at Bambi Medical
“Would you like a cup of coffee?” Claudia asks when we enter her office. Yes, we would. “I never use the common machine. I’m Italian and of course, I like a good espresso. So we put a machine here in the office.” The office is the workplace of Bambi Medical on the High Tech Campus. “I’m involved in the product development of the Bambi Belt, our first product and I’m working together with Holst Centre and Demcon on the prototype. Currently, we have a working prototype and we are in the phase of getting the regulations in order to start the clinical trials in hospitals.”
Claudia came to Eindhoven shortly after her boyfriend started at Philips Healthcare in the fall of 2015. “I visited him in and wanted to check out if there were any career opportunities for me here. My background is in medical engineering and in Italy, I worked in a hospital as a Clinical Engineer. I went to a career event at the High Tech Campus. HighTechXL was also present and they told me there was one medical start-up that could be interesting for me: Bambi Medical. Very quick after the event, I got an interview and basically, I could start right away! Fabio, the CEO of Bambi, actually asked: can you start tomorrow? But I was here only for two weeks and still had a lot going on in Italy. I decided to go for it, packed my things in Italy and moved in with my boyfriend in Eindhoven. It was a big step: a new job in a new country, living together. But I’m very happy I did it. Of course, I have a lot of contact with my family. They visit regularly.”