19 June 2020
Brainport Eindhoven: from health crisis to innovation in medical technology
- Additive Manufacturing
We need energy for almost everything we do. Of course, we have been working on innovations that make fossil fuels obsolete for years. Innovations, such as the most state-of-the-art solar panels on the roofs of our houses or fully hybrid cars. To be able to sustain our world, we need to be more sustainable when it comes to the use of energy. We need to generate, convert and store the energy in a sustainable way and develop products that deliver maximum performance with as less energy as possible.
In twenty years, thousands of cities will be fully sustainable and carbon free. And 75% of our energy will be generated decentrally through solar energy. Users will only pay the amount of energy they use from the energy network. Any surpluses will be stored by energy systems or supplied to regional or national grids with a shortage of energy. Only large-scale industry will still use the centralized energy parks that are slowly disappearing from our landscape.
From bio dynamic light systems that are simulating natural sun light to lithium-ion batteries for the automotive industry; our sustainable future starts in Brainport Eindhoven.
The manufacturing industry of Brainport Eindhoven is working hard to develop tangible products that are fully sustainable and carbon free.
We ourselves have a considerable influence on our future. By setting ourselves Sustainable Development Goals, we can make a concrete contribution to the world we want. The UN has established the SDG Charter Network to help organisations and companies to do this. There are 17 SDGs that make up our 'to do' list. For energy, these are the following objectives.