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TU/e and Eindhoven Airport to join forces

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The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Eindhoven Airport are soon to collaborate on projects designed to further optimise airport processes. The partnership officially began on Thursday 28 February. This joining of forces and sharing of expertise is consistent with the quality improvements Eindhoven Airport is driving, with the objective of improving airport processes and ultimately enhancing the service passengers receive. Through the collaboration, Eindhoven Airport is also establishing links with key players in the region. Knowledge and experience will be exchanged on both sides.

The first concrete project to take place under the partnership involves five TU/e /SURE Innovation students researching how Eindhoven Airport could deploy the latest technological innovations to make the flow of the various passenger types waiting to go through security quicker and easier.  The project will run for ten weeks. The aim is for the project outcomes to be implemented in practice. The students involved are studying Psychology & Technology, Human Technology Interaction, Industrial design, Operational Management & logistics and Innovation Management. 

TU/e SURE Innovation and Eindhoven Airport are proud of the partnership. Steef Blok, Director of Innovation at the TU/e: “We can use Eindhoven Airport as a testing ground for developing knowledge into products and services. In doing so, we are gaining new insights.” Joost Meijs, Managing Director of Eindhoven Airport, views the partnership largely as a reflection of the quality focus the airport is driving: “We are making improvements to our airport processes and are deliberately seeking out ties with icons in the area, such as the TU/e.”

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Eindhoven Airport is the second largest airport in the Netherlands with over 6 million passengers in 2018. The airport serves Brainport region and connects it with Europe and makes the region internationally accessible in balance with surroundings. The convenience for the passenger comes from the airport Álways Easy’ strategy. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 80 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. With 2000 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. Business responsibility is part of our DNA. Continuously we pay attention to the balance between international connectivity, the environment, sustainability and the quality of live. The owners of Eindhoven Airport NV are the Schiphol Group, the province Noord-Brabant and Eindhoven city.

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