Last Tuesday 1200 persons witnessed the honouring of the Solar Team Eindhoven by Mayor Rob van Gijzel during The New Horizon in the Evoluon in Eindhoven. The students were honoured because of their immense achievement. With their family car on solar energy: Stella Lux, the students won the World Solar Challenge in Australia. Earlier in 2015 they also won the Crunchie. According to teammanager Tom Selten their performance illustrates the power of the Brainport region. "The power of the network in this region is great and the readiness and ability of companies to help us, is huge. I don't think we could have achieved this result anywhere else in such a short period of time."

The Stella Lux is one of the answers to the central question during the evening: ‘What’s Next?’. Of course there also was plenty of opportunity for visitors to meet acquainted business-relations and make new contacts during the third edition of the New Year’s meeting of the Brainport region. For the first time we reached the maximum number of guests allowed in the Evoluon. 

CEO Jan Mengelers of TU/e was very proud of his students. And he is quite certain that the Stella Lux is going to be our future: "not exactly in this form and not tomorrow, but we are all going to drive in this type of cars."

Weren’t you able to attend? Or would you like to look back? Then you can find a photo and video impression of the evening on  

Until next year at The New Horizon!

Photo-impression 5 january 2016

Tuesday 5 January Photos by Bram Saeys

Video-impression 5 january 2016

Tuesday, January 5



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