Philips and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have announced a strategic cooperation aimed at accelerating the exploration and development of digital innovations in healthcare, lighting and data science.
The two organizations are to set up a joint Digital Innovation Program. Researchers will work together to develop new digital technology in real life settings. The list of challenges includes affordable access to high-quality healthcare, energy-efficient lighting solutions for densely populated cities, the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and the treatment of various forms of cancer.
This partnership will allow the TU/e to provide positions to over 70 additional PhD candidates, whose research projects will be used for both scientific and educational purposes. In total, over 200 researchers, professors, doctoral candidates and students will work in close collaboration.
"This initiative is the latest in a long tradition of partnerships in this region. It is the task of the TU/e to provide scientific training, to develop new knowledge and to educate the engineers of the future," explains Jan Mengelers, chairman of the TU/e’s Executive Board. "We draw on our internationally recognized core areas of expertise in our search for societal solutions, in close collaboration with the business community. Philips’ presence in the United States, Asia and South America will ensure that our joint efforts make a global impact."
High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) supports this initiative and would support it financially through the TKI (Top Consortia for Knowledge and Innovation) scheme.
Philips and TU/e will also work closely together with other local partners such as the Maxima Medical Center, Kempenhaege (Center for epileptology and sleep medicine), and the Catharina Hospital.