The ROC Tilburg, Fontys, the University of Tilburg and Persgroep work together in an innovative centre that focuses on the human side of (media) technology. The old train workshop 'building 70' in De Spoorzone is the inspiring place where all this will come together in 2021. MindLabs is already operational from the Deprez building in De Spoorzone in Tilburg.
Tilburg is a testing ground for numerous initiatives, with both economic and social added value. Businesses, government and education find each other in innotive hubs and help each other further. Often from the bottom up and thus initiated by business and education. A co-operating government then ensures that the hubs get a successful start.
The link between modern industrial activity and excellent distribution networks is what makes Tilburg distinctive. This link creates special economic opportunities with high added value as a result. Companies such as Agristo, BOA Netherlands, CAPI, P. van der Wegen Gears, Bierens, Tesla, Standard Aero, Group of Butchers and Art Group already work closely with logistics partners and form crossovers to be able to switch quickly.
In this living lab all knowledge, data, network and sounding board possibilities find their way to start-ups, growers and smart SME's through a strong programming. From inspiration sessions and lectures to workshops, network meetings, entrepreneurial tables and entrepreneurial safaris.
The Fuji Open Innovation Hub is located in the production and R&D center in Tilburg. In this hub, Fujifilm invites partners to work together to find solutions for technological challenges. After Japan and the US, this is Fujifilm's third Open Innovation Hub worldwide.
The Open Innovation Hubs are designed in such a way that partners can become acquainted with Fujifilm's most important technologies and products. The goal is to search together for opportunities and to create a basis for future collaboration. With the existing fundamental technologies presented in the European Open Innovation Hub, Fujifilm develops a wide range of products for various markets. The markets represented in the Open Innovation Hub Europe are healthcare, energy & environment and industry & solutions, areas in which Fujifilm is a leader in technological innovation.
"Our mission at Fujifilm is to connect with the innovative society and then work together on solutions to technological problems. This allows us to bring new values to society," says Takaaki Kurose, president of Fujifilm Europe. "This new facility increases Fujifilm's presence in Europe and underlines our commitment to the area where we have been doing business for 50 years.
In the decades of research and development for photographic film, Fujifilm has developed many unique and patented technologies. Examples are high precision coating, nano-dispersion, grain formation and functional polymers. Fujifilm also applied these technologies in non-photographic areas and the company's activities now cover a much wider area, so that new markets are becoming increasingly diversified. These technologies include medical and pharmaceutical applications, high-performance semiconductor materials, photovoltaic applications, wastewater treatment and gas separation applications.
In the new European Open Innovation Hub, customers and new partners can enter into a constructive dialogue with leading Fujifilm technical experts. Using the latest technical tools in the hub, a creative process is stimulated, which accelerates the creation of new ideas to solve technological challenges. The new Open Innovation Hub has four spaces where the latest Fujifilm technologies come to life for the visitor: the spaces 'encounter, 'learn, 'touch' and 'create'.
More information: https://www.fujifilm.com/about/research/oih/