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High Tech Campus attracts 40 new tech companies in corona crisis

Yesterday we read the High Tech Campus article showing that in the past corona year over forty new tech companies have started at the beautiful High Tech Campus. Some names include Keyence, Perpetum, Etteplan, CGI, PhotonFirst and Fontys Colleges. Within Twice hubs Beta and Mu on the High tech Campus, among these 40 newcomers last year are PayAccept, Synergy Solutions, Compen Embedded Software, Conoscenza, Ghysels, ProContext, Lake3D, Master Next Talent and ZCAN Micro electronics Technology Europe. 

Recent trend reports show that many companies are rethinking their workplaces. By corona, working from home has often taken on a permanent role and the office is increasingly becoming a flexible meeting place. While many regular business parks have faced terminations over the past year, the High Tech Campus is as popular as ever. "The workplace has to be better than home. Employees no longer want to go to a boring business park, but rather to a Campus with lots of greenery, amenities and vibrant events," said Hilde de Vocht, director of communications and marketing at the High Tech Campus.

Inspiring environment  

According to De Vocht, the Campus is attractive to companies because of the complete picture the location offers. "Employees can develop their innovations in an inspiring environment with lots of nature, where you can network and relax. Think of the many restaurants and our Conference Center. There is also the possibility of using technical facilities such as clean rooms and laboratories, something you cannot achieve at home." Finally, the Campus also stands out for its many innovative hubs and initiatives. "Like the Workplace Vitality Hub, where research is being done on the future of healthy working. Another great example is HighTechXL, where the new successor to ASML is being built."

Certain vibe 

"The High Tech Campus has a certain vibe," says Bram Berden, regional manager of the Finnish company Etteplan, which recently moved into a new sustainable office on the Campus. "We are in a brand-new environment here, and that is pleasant for both our customers and our employees. When I look out the window at my office, I get a vacation feeling from all that greenery."

Perpetum 

The Perpetum company from Belgium also recently moved to the Campus. Vahid Kharidar, general manager in the Netherlands, certainly sees the added value of the Campus: "The High Tech Campus is a perfect location for an innovative high-tech company. There are so many companies here with interesting technologies. This creates a very productive energy and atmosphere. I see a lot of potential for our company, also to join forces with other Campus companies."

Corona Time on Campus

In corona time, the Campus has not been idle. As recently as April, the Campus was the main stage for Koningsdag, where the royal family was allowed to get acquainted with Eindhoven. Several tech conferences, a triathlon, the Women's World Cup and the cultural GLOW Festival are still on the schedule later this year.

Also opened this year is the AI Innovation Center, where major tech companies and startups share knowledge about artificial intelligence and where the Campus plays a supporting role to encourage and accelerate AI adoption. "The Campus is so much more than a landlord of square footage," Hilde de Vocht says. "We play a role as a partner in key innovation projects."

 Sustainability Strategy 

Finally, de Vocht also cites the Campus' sustainability strategy as a pillar of its success. The High Tech Campus wants to be the most sustainable Campus in Europe by 2025, and this is reflected on the grounds. Grazing sheep mow the grass, there are thousands of solar panels on the roofs, employees are given Campus compost made from coffee grounds to take home, and near the nursery a 'Discovery Forest' has been built, where children can also learn more about sustainability.