Eindhoven   |     |   Partner event

Building future earning power for the Netherlands and Europe through technology-driven transitions

Eindhoven University of Technology’s Opening of the Academic Year, in media partnership with Science|Business (Livestreamed here. September 415:00-16:30h)

Science|Business is again the media partner of Eindhoven University of Technology’s Opening of the Academic Year (OAY). After last year’s keynote speech by Thierry Breton, this year’s OAY once again has an exceptional line-up of speakers and will be live-streamed here.

Livestream, 15:00-16:30h, Sep. 4 - with speeches by:

  • Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet EC VP Frans Timmermans
  • Marieke Blom, Chief Economist, ING Group
  • Peter Wennink, CEO, ASML

The world is facing significant transitions, with the climate and energy sectors presenting the most pressing challenges. However, these transitions also present a unique opportunity to achieve future earning power, with a strong competitive position and numerous high-quality jobs. We need to achieve a balanced earnings model, prioritizing environmental, social, and societal responsibility. But how can we realize this in time without disrupting our prosperity? This question will be at the heart of the Opening of the Academic Year in Eindhoven, with special attention for the role of the Brainport Eindhoven region, the main innovation ecosystem of the Netherlands.

The keynote speeches will be followed by a panel discussion with experts.


15:00 Opening by TU/e president Robert-Jan Smits

15:05 Speeches by: 

  • Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet EC VP Frans Timmermans, 
  • Marieke Blom, Chief Economist, ING Group 
  • Peter Wennink, CEO, ASML 

15.35 Panel discussion, including Robert-Jan Smits 

16:00 Chair of the Future

16:10 Official opening of the academic year by TU/e rector Silvia Lenaerts

16:30 end