Today the sixth annual Dutch Technology Weekwill kick off at the Klokgebouw on Strijp-S. From today, for the next week, the region of Eindhoven will highlight technological progress.
Companies, knowledge-institutions and government have together organised more than 50 activities. Kids will be able to do experiments at all kinds of companies and institutions, schools will visit high-tech companies and there will be the science festival called Night of the Nerds.
At the Klokgebouw, entrepeneurs and executives will have a debate about technological developments concerning health, energy and mobility. The discussion will also focus on the connectivity between the three core economic areas of the Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.
The goal of the Dutch Technology Week is to show the public that technology is accessible, not a distant phenomenon, and that it is an important means to tackle social challenges such as food and energy shortages.
The number of people visiting has been rising each year. Last year the Week had about 38 000 visitors.