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!
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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!

Friday program:

10:00-10:30 – Welcome@DAF

10:30-10:45 – Introduction to DAF

10:45-11:30 – Excursion to production facilities

11:30-12:30 – Presentation / Case Introduction

12:30-13:00 – Lunch

13:00-13:45 – Transport to Automotive Campus

13:45-14:00 – Welcome @ Automotive Campus

14:00-1600 – Excursion

16:00-16:30 – Transport

16:30-16:40 – Welcome / DAF “look and feel”

16:30-17:30 – Working on Case

17:30-18:30 – Pitch and Borrel

19:00 – Transport back to Hotel

Friday program:

9:00-10:30: Bus transport to project De Grensmaas

10:45-11.30: Presentation with company movie

11:30-12:30: Site visit (with bus)

13:00-14:00: Lunchbreak

14:00-14:30: Q/A

14:30-16:00: Bus transport to Headhunters Eindhoven

16:00-18:00: Workshop + drinks @ Headhunters Eindhoven

18:00-18:15: Return to Hotel

Friday program:

09:00-10:30 – Presentation and Q&A @Smart Robotics Office

10:30-11:45 – Demonstration at Smart Robotics Innovation Center

11:45-12:15 – Transport to NTS

12:15-13:00 – Lunch

13:00-13:45 – General Presentation and Q&A

13:45-15:15 – Guided tours

15:15-16:00 – Parallel Technology Sessions + Brainstorming

16:00-16:45 – Wrap up

16:45-17:15 – Transport to TMC

17:15-18:00 – Pitch by TMC + Speed Dating

18:00-18:30 Drinks@TMC

18:30-19:00 Transport to Hotel

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”

08:00-08:30 – Registration at Hotel (Pre-registration also possible on Thursday evening 20:00-21:00)

08:30-09:30 – Transport to company visits

09:30-17:00 – Company visits

17:00-18:00 – Drinks

18:00-18:30 – Transport to Hotel

19:30-00:00 – Meet-up for dinner at TU Eindhoven Campus (Not part of the official program)

Saturday – Development Day

“Think about the future society, improve your skills”

07:00-08:00 – Breakfast at hotel

08:00-08:30 – Walk to venue

08:30-09:00 – Registration for Day Guests

09:00-10:00 – Welcome and Plenary session

10:00-11:30 – Workshop session 1

11:30-11:45 – Break

11:45-13:00 – Workshop session 2

13:00-14:00 – Lunch Buffet

14:00-15:30 – Workshop session 3

15:30-15:45 – Break

15:45-17:00 – Workshop session 4

17:00-18:00 – Drinks and Snacks

18:00-19:30 – Free time

19:30-20:00 – Apéritif

20:00-23:00 – Gala Dinner

Sunday – Cultural Day

“Enjoy society of today”

11:00-12:30 – Closing Ceremony

12:30-14:00 – Free time (Lunch, self-organized)

14:00-17:00 – Optional cultural activity (Bicycle tour)

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 – SOLD OUT

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 – WAITING LIST

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



Getting there:

From trainstation to hotel: 450m walk

From airport Eindhoven to hotel: 30 min by bus

Websites that help for transportation in the Netherlands: www.9292ov.nl (public transport) and www.ns.nl (trains transport).


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 partners, sponsors and benefactors of the conference are listed in this section.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event please get in touch with the conference organizers.



Breedveld Interim & Project Management





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).