Innovator in the Spotlight

Ayda Golahmadi EngD trainee Smart Cities and Buildings

Improving indoor air quality in schools in the Netherlands

My research is focused on improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools in the Netherlands as part of the ECOS-IAQ project.

Eindhoven Engine appoints Supervisory Board

With great enthusiasm and ambition, the Supervisory Board of Eindhoven Engine B.V. began its duties on 1 December last year. We are convinced that the set-up and working methods of Eindhoven Engine are fully in line with the Brainport region’s strategic objectives: playing a prominent, leading role at the cutting edge of high-quality, innovative and sustainable technology while also searching for solutions to societal issues that the modern world craves.


With Eindhoven Engine, we are creating a dynamic platform that evokes Natlab – the cradle of so many great successes within the Brainport region – while simultaneously being tailored to the knowledge and involvement of the right partners from the worlds of education, science and business. These partners are working in harmony to be able to deal with multidisciplinary issues and to sustainably strengthen our economy in the process.

The Brainport region is in a unique position to manage complex, idiosyncratic products and processes through the collaboration of many stakeholders and project partners. Thanks to strong players in the field of science and education, deep-rooted knowledge in institutions and companies, and our understanding of open innovation and international focus – as well as the tremendous support from the facilitating public authorities – we can ensure that the chain of innovation and the market introduction and implementation of new products run smoothly and at the right pace.


The complementary development of innovation is the future! Eindhoven Engine offers a wonderful model of harmony from fundamental to applied knowledge, driven by both supply and demand. Within this model, all disciplines and knowledge sectors work together on the desired products of the future. Nor are there any borders between the worlds of high-tech, energy, agricultural development, life sciences, data, artificial intelligence and design, for example, nor between the worlds of alpha, beta and gamma.

Through open innovation and strong chain partners, we can also quickly scale up and roll out, thus creating great and faster opportunities for success with fewer risks!


As the Supervisory Board, we are looking forward to the great projects that will be realized in the coming years via the OpenCalls, and we will monitor the strategic progress together with board of directors.

We wish the directors, Maarten Steinbuch and Katja Pahnke, every success in this wonderful, challenging task and, of course, we wish the same for project applicants and all others involved.

Let’s turn Eindhoven Engine into Natlab 2.0 and accomplish valuable projects together!

On behalf of the Supervisory Board,
Jan Mengelers
Guustaaf Savenije
Arnaud de Jong
Staf Depla

Bert Pauli