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High Tech Campus visiting AIST in Japan to further empower collaboration

May 31, 2018 5:21:38 PM. By: Ingelou Stol

High Tech Campus Eindhoven and the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) have been visiting the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. Last year the High Tech Campus and AIST concluded a memorandum of understanding. They joined hands to accelerate open innovation utilizing industrial networks which both institutes have. The High Tech Campus and the BOM visited AIST for two days to further empower this collaboration. 

Cees Admiraal, director Business Development, was present on behalf of the High Tech Campus.'The first day of our visit started at the Development Bank of Japan. There were more than one hundred Japanese companies. It's great to see how this collaboration inspires companies.'

0e916e19-a45e-42c4-ad7e-3a8aea8d814aCees Admiraal, director business development High Tech Campus Eindhoven

50967dd5-a81e-49f2-8c67-89a5d48f8c9aFrits Hoeve, Brabant Development Agency (BOM)

Startups from the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven presented themselves in Japan. Like Amber, a startup which is working with development partners TomTom, KPN, NVIDIA, Microsoft, and the local Dutch municipalities of Eindhoven and Helmond to be the first in the world to implement self-driving cars for commercial use in 2018.

Also present in Japan: HighTechXL. Betsy Lindsey told the Japanese companies about their 3 month acceleration program specialized to support hardware startups to go from prototype to market. HighTechXL empowers those within or outside of a company to turn their ideas into a reality - to make an impact. 

84c94ca5-2901-41f1-bd66-2ad27eb5d1b1Betsy Lindsey, HighTechXL


Frank Poort, startup Amber

Cees Admiraal: 'The second day of our visit we went to Tsukuba, to see the AIST capabilities, labs, projects and startups.'


The next meeting between High Tech Campus and AIST will be in November 2018 in Eindhoven. 


AIST, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Development Bank of Japan

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Ingelou Stol
Ingelou Stol

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