The city of Eindhoven forms the heart of the Brainport region, a global hotspot for technology and design. Together with Amsterdam (Airport) and Rotterdam (Seaport), Eindhoven’s Brainport is an essential pillar of the Dutch economy. In recent decades, Eindhoven has evolved from a company town to a modern urban ecosystem that breathes creativity and innovation. Eindhoven houses over 1,000 startups within its city limits, as well as giants like Philips and ASML. High-tech companies, designers, knowledge workers and students from all over the world are attracted to this region’s capacity for transforming ideas into reality.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU / e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. TU/e is internationally oriented and at the same time strongly rooted in the high-tech ecosystem of the Brainport Eindhoven region. Since 2015 the Faculty of Architecture houses Europe's largest concrete printer. The concrete printing research group, led by Professor Theo Salet, explores and develops the possibilities of printed concrete, in close collaboration with companies and other knowledge institutes.
Van Wijnen is more than just construction. We help people and society to create buildings that increase the quality of living, working, caring, learning and recreation. We do this with 1,700 committed and passionate professionals from 24 locations in the Netherlands. We develop, build, maintain and manage. We believe that cooperation, a pro-active attitude and sharing knowledge are the keys to success.
Vesteda is an enterprising investor that focuses on real estate sector 'homes' in the Netherlands. Vesteda invests funds from institutional investors, such as pension funds and insurers. The total real estate invested capital amounts to € 4.5 billion. The rental portfolio comprises approximately 23,000 homes. Vesteda's homes are mainly located in the core areas of the Randstad and the Brabant Cities Row. In the first half of 2017, Vesteda achieved a total result of € 325 million with approximately 200 employees.
Weber Beamix is always looking ahead. In 2005 we already printed a stable wall of concrete mortar with a hand operated 3D printer, taking only 1 work shift. A world’s first. It took another 10 years before the time and market was ready for this innovative technology. Since 1965 Weber Beamix has built a reputation as leading producer & supplier of dry mortarproducts and solutions for residential & non-residential construction, the industry and civil construction. In addition to the well-known yellow-green bulk silos on the construction sites, our products can be found in packaged form in the building materials wholesale and in “Do-it-yourself”-stores. In 2008 Weber Beamix became part of Saint-Gobain, the largest and oldest producer and distributor of building materials in the world.
Witteveen+Bos provides consultancy and engineering services in the areas of water, infrastructure, environment and construction. With over 1,000 employees, the firm focuses primarily on complex projects requiring high-level knowledge and an integrated approach. Witteveen+Bos applies a multidisciplinary approach, in which there is intensive cooperation between and with specialists from different disciplines. Witteveen+Bos is at the forefront of 3D concrete printing. Since 2013, the company has been involved in the development of 3DCP, including in the cooperation programme with TU Eindhoven, in which the engineers and constructors are responsible for the design and engineering. Several projects have already been realized in various collaborations.