Application of photovoltaics in the built environment
The attention for aesthetically pleasing solutions for solar energy incorporated in the envelope skin of buildings like roofs, skylights and facades is increasing very fast. Photovoltaic elements are already replacing conventional building materials, but the road towards energy neutral and even energy positive buildings is still long and challenging. To get a better view on this topic and share the newest insights, TMC Renewables in collaboration with Solliance and the Solar Energy Application Centre (SEAC), organised an inspiring workshop on the application of photovoltaics (PV’s) in the built environment. On June 23, around 160 guests gathered at the Solliance building…Read more...
Emmanuel Mottrie: “Engineers are underpaid”
“Engineers are underpaid”, the title of an interview in Trends magazine in which Emmanuel Mottrie (CEO TMC International) explains the success of the TMC business model in Belgium. To read the full interview (in dutch), please follow the link: Trends - Emmanuel Mottrie; Engineers are underpaidRead more...
Building a demonstrator
The SKF Insight® Story On a Tuesday afternoon in November, I got a call from Rob Hendrikx, Head of the System & Product Development group at SKF Engineering Research Centre in Nieuwegein. He asked me if we would be interested in developing and building an interactive demonstrator for the new SKF Insight project: a real-time, cloud-based monitoring system for multiple bearings in a mechanical system that combines sensors, wireless technology and a micro generator inside a bearing. The demonstrator would be needed fast, for the Hannover Fair in just four months’ time. We had been working for SKF on and…Read more...
Cell: Civil Engineering
TMC back to high school again this year
For the third time running, at the request of the Griftland College in Soest, TMC introduced some 40 fourth-year pupils of pre-university education to the world of engineering again this year. Ron van Nuss (TMC Civil Engineering), the instigator of this annual event, Rob van de Pijpekamp (TMC Mechatronics) and Nao (the special guest of the day) once again gave a terrific talk on engineering. Fourth-year pupils find themselves at that crossroads in life when they have to make choices for the future. These pupils have already elected to take engineering classes, but engineering offers such diversity in job opportunities in…Read more...
Guustaaf Savenije CTO at VDL-ETG
For Guustaaf Savenije CTO it is absolutely clear: "Innovations in the high-tech industry result from in-depth cooperation." To him the application of a systems’ approach is key to create new types of customer value. It is well known that all of the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) try to take more responsibility for their customers and create additional value. This raises issues like the control over the total cost of ownership and the management the life cycle of their products. In Savenije's view this inflicts the delegation of more functionality from the OEM to their suppliers. "This delegation" he states, "can…Read more...
TMC Race Toto: and the winners are…
Jun 25 2015
Niels Langeveld is on fire! After six races in the Benelux Clio Cup, Niels is first in the overall standings with 136 points. We have a few winners of the TMC Race Toto. Congratulations and well done to Michiel Coenen, Rense Morssink en Jeroen Maas! You all will receive your prizes very soon! [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://tmcporch.com/assets/TMC-TOTO-Rense-en-Michiel.mp4"][/video] [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://tmcporch.com/assets/TMC-TOTO-Jeroen-Maas.mp4"][/video]Read more...
TMC Race Toto: We have a winner!
Apr 8 2015
We have a winner of the TMC Race Toto! Congratulations Jurgen Wouters! You will receive your prizes very soon. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://tmcporch.com/assets/TMC-Toto-01-2015.mp4"][/video]Read more...
Quiz Night XL 2015 The Master Challenge
Jun 4 2015
Quiz Night XL is an official part of the Dutch Technology Week, during which about 1250 people, in teams of 5, participate in a Science & Technology quiz while competing for wonderful prizes. Quiz Night XL offers an evening full of fun entertainment with a quiz and live acts. This year Quiz Night XL challenges you to take part in The Master Challenge. Sponsor TMC has already selected its 'dream team'! We expect the same of all tech companies in and around Eindhoven, and of you as well! Gather your very best quizzers and join us during this fun…Read more...