EYE@Eindhoven 2019

Shaping Future Society



Young KIVI Engineers



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EYE welcomes you in the Netherlands!

Mark your agenda, EYE@Eindhoven19 is coming up! We look forward to welcoming you to Eindhoven, the Netherlands, from 10-12 May 2019 for the 25th anniversary of EYE. Eindhoven is a city in the south of the Netherlands. Known for being a technology and design hub, Eindhoven is the perfect spot for another great edition of a European Young Engineers conference.

To give you the opportunity to get to know typical Dutch engineering we provide you with 3 tracks for this conference.


10. – 12. May 2019

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What will a truck in 2050 look like? What features will it have?
Get a sneak peak of the automotive future with our automotive track!

Dutch people have water in their genes, being their friend and foe.
Learn more about this special relationship and the dutch art of water management.

High tech made in the Netherlands –  high  complexity  systems  that  achieve  high  end  performance.
Sign up for the high tech track to learn more!
  • The City
  • Tracks
  • Agenda
  • Prices & Packages
  • Locations & Directions
  • Sponsors
  • Meet the team

Find out more about Eindhoven on www.thisiseindhoven.com and learn about the variety of activities this city has to offer.


Water management

High Tech


Over 200 trucks per day are manufactured in Eindhoven, the Netherlands has a strong innovative automotive industry. For this track the exploration day will be held at the headquarters and main production plant of DAF Trucks! This central question for this track will be, the truck of 2050. How will it look like? What features will it have? How will it impact our society?

Dutch people have water in their genes, being their friend and foe. Having three major rivers (the Rhine, the Meuse and the Scheldt) running through our country and relatively long coastline (Wadden sea/North Sea) the Netherlands is connected to water everywhere you look. Due to this landscape the Dutch are well know for our water management skills. Some of the world’s best engineering firms in the field of dredging, land reclamation, coastal engineering and other water technology areas can be found in the Netherlands. For the exploration day one of these leading companies will be visited.

It is remarkable that Dutch companies past years have been able to compete globally in manufacturing despite high costs due to extensive regulations, labour and facilities. One of the reasons why can be found in high tech industry around Eindhoven. To differentiate on the global market manufacturing companies have focused on the volatile development and flexible production of high complexity systems that achieve high end performance. Thanks to an ecosystem raised on the foundations of the former Philips imperium tremendous economic growth has taken place and is still going strong. Subscribe to the High Tech track to find out all about it!

The preliminary agenda below will give you an overview of the planned activities. It is subject to frequent changes while we confirm specific workshops and speakers.


Friday – Exploration Day

“Explore society shaping industries, improve your knowledge”

  • Registration
  • Track excursions
  • Onsite sessions
  • Get-together drinks

Saturday – Development Day

“Think about the future society, improve your skills”

  • Opening ceremony
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Young KIVI meetup
  • Council Meeting
  • Gala Dinner

Sunday – Cultural Day

“Enjoy society of today”

  • Closing Ceremony
  • Optional: Cultural programme
  • Optional: Work groups

Premium package

  • conference participation
  • track excursions transportation
  • lunch during the conference days
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday
  • 2 hotel nights (shared room, incl. Breakfast)

Regular price Premium Ticket

member: 199€ (*)

no member: 249€ (**)

Basic package

  • conference participation
  • track excursions transportation
  • lunch during the conference days
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday

Regular price Basic Ticket

member: 125€ (*)

no member: 175€ (**)

* Member of the EYE member organizations. An extensive list can be found here. Proof of membership will be required.

** No member of any EYE member organization or EYE itself. Contact your national engineering association to become a member!


AG  Zaalverhuur Eindhoven

Parklaan 93

5613 BC Eindhoven




Holiday Inn Eindhoven

Veldmaarschalk Montgomerylaan 1

5612 BA Eindhoven




Arrival by plane

Within central Europe you can comfortably travel to Eindhoven by train.

If your home country is further away, you can fly to one of the shown airports by plane and take the train to Eindhoven.

The following train connections are available:

Schiphol Airport (Netherlands) – Eindhoven: ~ 1h 30 min

Dusseldorf Airport (Germany) – Eindhoven: ~ 2h

Brussels Airport (Belgium) – Eindhoven: ~ 2h

Tickets can be purchased on the homepage of the Dutch or German Railways.
Another possibility to travel to Eindhoven is to get on a coach like Flixbus.

The conference EYE@Eindhoven 2019 still has to announce the sponsors.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Event please get in touch with the conference organisers.

Karsten Hoekzema


Toon Lamers


Leon Jetten


Merlijn Chardon


Jorrit de Vries


Chris Waters


Frederik Schulze Spüntrup


Victoria Fiebach



The EYE@Eindhoven 2019 conference is organized by the Young KIVI Engineers and the Task Force of the European Young Engineers. It is financed entirely via the non-profit organisation European Young Engineers MTÜ (registered in Estonia). The program of the conference is subject to changes. In case of unforeseen circumstances (breach of sponsorship contracts or insufficient registrations) will be canceled and the ticket fee will be refunded (reduced by the transaction costs).

Peer report about the EYE conference in Bristol

By Orsolya Nagy

Would you like to build international relationship with engineers from foreign countries? Have you ever wondered what kind of research young engineers are involved in in European countries? Would you like to join a foreign spiritual community? Would you like to travel good places where you can enjoy programs that are both technical and cultural at the same time? Would you like to participate in international projects during or after university?

Dear Young Engineers,

The answer to all the above mentioned questions is the European Young Engineers community abbreviated EYE. EYE was founded in 1994 to bring together young engineer organizations, chambers and specialized colleges all around Europe. In this community, engineers can share knowledge. It is great to be a member of EYE because it supports you to be prepared for the rapidly changing European market and to increase international cooperation. Currently, EYE consists of 22 engineering colleges/chambers and more than 150,000 young mixed engineers in the age between 20 and 35 years: civil engineers, supply chain engineers, aircraft engineers, process engineers, IT engineers, and many more. EYE organizes two 3-day conferences each year, which are held each time in another country. The conference is organized jointly by young engineers and national training colleges/national engineering associations in their country, where 80-300 engineers participate.

Ideas are international

The conference in 2017 was from 16 to 18 June and took place in Bristol, England. The motto of this conference was called “Ideas are International”.

On the first day of the conference, we could choose from four different company visits. These included Airbus, where we gained insight about different aircraft units. GKN Aerospace has also shown its operation as the world’s leading technology manufacturer on the aircraft market. The National Composite Center presented the research and development of composite materials, and in Bristol Robotics Lab we gained a brief insight into robot technology research.

© English Heritage/Arcaid Corbis.

The visit was followed by an opening ceremony at the At-Bristol Science Center. The opening ceremony started with the history of the 412m long Clifton Suspension Bridge construction by Civil Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel opened in 1864.






After the ceremony, we went to the huge grey globe of the museum, where we watched the planets and stars of the galaxy through a virtual tour.





On Saturday, we started the day in the Engineering House in Bristol. The daily event was opened by the award-winning engineer Jessica Leigh Jones. The speech was extremely inspiring for me.




After that, we could choose from several interesting workshops. Piero Vitelli, the English Master of Presentation, helped us solving the problem of how to make effective presentations. In the BIM workshop- Building Information Modelling – we discussed in smaller teams the future potential of today’s technology with Maggie Brown. We heard a presentation about Design Thinking from Rhys Phillips and Mind Mapping from Ruth Walker.

After lunch, we walked across the 150-year-old Clifton Suspension Bridge. In the afternoon, we learned about the impacts of lightning on aircrafts. We were also taught how to represent ourselves during the presentation of Petros Kkolas’s Self Branding for Engineers.





During the afternoon, we were able to join two new start-up projects of our Belgian and Irish colleagues. Within one of this start-up projects, we discussed how to expand the EYE community to collaborate with Asian young engineering societies. In the other start-up project, we discussed how to expand and support the Engineers Without Borders community.

The professional lectures were followed by a gala dinner at the Grand Bristol Hotel Mercure. The evening was opened by a professor from Bristol University. With some magical spells he introduced the beauty of process engineering.

Finally, our Scottish engineering friends teamed up all the participants to dance. For me learning several famous Scottish folk dances was one of the best parts of the evening.

These three days once again gave us unforgettable knowledge, experience and relationships. I would like to thank Chris Waters and the English engineers for the great event.

Finally, dear reader, I would like to summarize the purpose of presenting the organization and the Bristol conference. I would like my generation and the “Z” generation to join and participate in the European Young Engineers organization and events so that you can bring the cross-cultural knowledge to your home.

If you are interested to join EYE, please get in contact with your local engineering society or via our webpage eyengineers.eu.

Orsolya Nagy MSc. Structural Engineer

About the author

I, Orsolya Nagy, am a highly motivated Engineer from Hungary. Over my Engineering responsibilities I support women at my workplace and I am passionate about CSR.

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