Systems engineering at DIFFER

Ratio is supporting the Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research ( in creating a conceptual design and gathering, quantifying, and specifying the requirements for a new Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) facility. The IBA facility is to be used for fundamental material research. For example, to investigate and develop materials to allow for more efficient solar Read more about Systems engineering at DIFFER[…]

The Eindhoven metropolitan region supports Ratio in software development

The Eindhoven metropolitan region (MRE) aspires to further develop the Brainport region in its role as an economic world player. Therefore the MRE board strategically sets out subsidy for promising small businesses in, or near, Eindhoven. Keywords here are; collaboration, innovation, and local economic benefit. Ratio satisfied the requirements for claiming this unique subsidy by Read more about The Eindhoven metropolitan region supports Ratio in software development[…]

Startups to watch at the Gerard and Anton Award

27-6 was a buzzing day, on this day Innovation Origins selected the 10 most promising start-ups located in the Eindhoven region. Ratio was listed and applauded for their innovative character and promising business plan. This was the six-time in a row that Innovation Origins put down a list like this, also known as the Gerard Read more about Startups to watch at the Gerard and Anton Award[…]

Ratio wins Golden Lightbulb challenge

The first edition of the Golden Lightbulb Challenge could count on lots of enthusiasm from numerous young entrepreneurs. On the 29th of April, the Ratio team celebrated their first prize with all the participants, audience and organizers of this groundbreaking challenge. Golden Lightbulb challenge – the gift that keeps on giving The Golden Lightbulb challenge Read more about Ratio wins Golden Lightbulb challenge[…]

Tim concluded his Ph.D. research

On the 28th of November 2018, Tim Wilschut received his Ph.D. degree after presenting his thesis and answering the committee’s questions. In the four years prior to this event, Tim wrote several articles for reputable journals and gave presentations at subject-related conferences all around the world. The thesis is well received by the committee, the Read more about Tim concluded his Ph.D. research[…]

High-tech challenges

When one wants high-end solutions for high-tech problems, synergy is key according to Guustaaf Savenije and Ton Peijnenburg in Link Magazine. In the Link Magazine news article, these high-tech enthusiasts explain how working together and sharing knowledge contributes to better products, enriching insights and a fair contribution to the relevance of the region (i.e. the Read more about High-tech challenges[…]

Ratio wins TU/e contest

Ratio has won the annual TU/e contest 2018 in the category prototyping. During the TU/e contest, young innovators were given the opportunity to present themselves and their innovative idea, prototype, business plan, or research project, in front of potential business partners and experts. About 120 teams entered, and more than 350 students took part. Eventually, the judges selected Read more about Ratio wins TU/e contest[…]

Ratio receives innovation award from De Breed & Partners

Ratio competed in the TU/e contest. In this contest, young innovators had the opportunity to get in touch with relevant and up-to-date business partners, consultants and financiers. This led to interesting conversations and more sight on the opportunities that are created especially for start-ups (for example, subsidies, etc.). Consultants of De Breed en Partners were also Read more about Ratio receives innovation award from De Breed & Partners[…]

Ratio runner-up in the Philips Innovation Award Final

The finals of the Philips Innovation Award were grandly announced and the whole evening lived up to the expectations. All the hard work from the Philips Innovation Award organizers was reflected in the outcome; a dynamic evening with interesting speakers and much interest from the press. In the end, the jury explained they had trouble selecting Read more about Ratio runner-up in the Philips Innovation Award Final[…]