Introducing Rewind & Fast Forward: 25 Years of High Tech Campus


2024 marks 25 years since the start of High Tech Campus Eindhoven. At High Tech Campus, we are good at looking ahead – laying the foundation for the future is what we do best. Now we have the opportunity to look proudly over our shoulder to past successes, surprises and secrets. But when we look back, we do so in the context of the future. We rewind time to reflect on our history and fast-forward in time to contemplate the future. Looking back and moving forward. A lot has happened in 25 years, but we have so much more to come. Let’s celebrate all of it together in 2024!


 

High Tech Campus CEO Otto van den Boogaard: Celebrating 25 Years of Turning Technology into Business

"In a high-tech environment like ours, we naturally tend to look only forward. But a moment like this can help us pause and realize where our roots lie. Forward-thinking guides us all here, but we do come from somewhere."


Read the exclusive interview with High Tech Campus Eindhoven CEO Otto van den Boogaard on our 25 year anniversary!

Summer Tent

Want to be part of the celebration? We invite you to book your spot at our Summer Tent from May 7th – July 5th 

To set the stage for a year of Rewind & Fast Forward, we’re introducing a Summer Tent at the event square on High Tech Campus. For two months this summer, the Summer Tent will be the prime spot for organizing events on Campus. The tent will be a unique and flexible space where both business and casual activities can be organized, including:

  • Seminars
  • Networking
  • Product launches
  • Breakfast meetings
  • Parties & anniversaries
  • Music events
  • Team BBQs and picnics
  • Create your own Summer Tent event

Fill out the form today to secure your spot at the tent this summer!

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Rewind & Fast Forward: share your story!

2024 marks a significant milestone for us at High Tech Campus Eindhoven – 25 years of innovation, collaboration, and progress. As we reflect on our journey, we invite you to be a part of our celebration by sharing your unique story.

Your story is an integral part of our collective narrative. Whether you've been with us from the beginning or have recently joined our community, your experiences, insights, and memories contribute to the vibrant tapestry of High Tech Campus. Your voice matters, and we can't wait to hear from you.

Share your story
Open Day 2024

High Tech Campus Open Day 2024 was an amazing day to celebrate technology and innovation, one for the memory books! On June 8, thousands came to HTCE to see technologies of the future as we celebrate 25 years of open innovation at Campus with our anniversary campaign: Rewind & Fast Forward. 

Photos Open Day 2024

Save the date: June 17, 2024 at The Strip...

Join us on Monday, June 17 at The Strip for a FREE LUNCH at the longest picnic table in the world! 

This Monday, June 17th marks the 25th anniversary of High Tech Campus Eindhoven. To thank Campus residents for being part of our community, we invite you to a very special event.

📅 Date: Monday, June 17
⏰ Time: 12:00 PM
📍 Location: The Strip, High Tech Campus Eindhoven
🍓🍴 Join us for a FREE lunch at the longest picnic table in the world! No registration required – just come. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Blast from the past: Opening of Campus 1999

Check out some historical images from "Festive opening of Campus," the article written by Karen Mauve (in Dutch) on 02-07-1999, the opening day of Philips High Tech Campus.

"With fireworks and the sound of trumpets, the construction of the Philips High Tech Campus by Minister Jorritsma and Arthur van der Poel, member of the Board of Management, was officially launched."
 

 

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We have exciting things planned for this festive year!

Summer Stage

To make this summer a festive one, we’re unveiling a special Rewind & Fast Forward venue: the Summer Tent!

From May 7th to Jul 5th, the Summer Tent will be at the event square on High Tech Campus, offering a prime spot for organizing events on Campus. The tent will be a unique and flexible space where both business and casual events can be organized.

Let’s create a unique program together to commemorate this 25-year anniversary! Learn more about the tent and submit your company’s event below.

Register today
Open Day 2024

The Open Day is back! Join us on June 8th for a high-tech festival like no other. This year, High Tech Campus Eindhoven is once again a hotspot on the High Tech Discovery Route, kicking off the Dutch Technology Festival.

Learn more
Rewind & Fast Forward Storytelling

2024 marks a significant milestone for us at High Tech Campus Eindhoven – 25 years of innovation, collaboration, and progress. As we reflect on our journey, we invite you to be a part of our celebration by sharing your unique story.

Share your story

Discovering Rewind & Fast Forward: Behind the scenes

While looking for some interesting High Tech Campus history for a blog post, our marketing & communications team stumbled upon a dated YouTube video titled “Opening High Tech Campus 17 juni 1999,” published by Henk Hagenbeuk. They watched the retro graphics introduce the opening of the “Philips High Tech Campus” and footage of the festive opening ceremony, complete with an opera singer and fireworks.

At first, we were only amused and fascinated by the sight of a young High Tech Campus, but then it clicked – this will be 25 years ago in June, 2024! To share this milestone with you and ensure we can celebrate with everyone on Campus, we developed Rewind & Fast Forward: our campaign to commemorate all the past and present achievements of the Campus community, and to share all of our ambitions for the future of High Tech Campus Eindhoven.

Check out the original opening video for a step back in time!

Henk Hagenbeuk has an incredible website dedicated to collecting and archiving the history of Philips, Philips Nat.Lab, Utrecht and his own family. His YouTube channel also provides a collection of archival Philips and Philips Nat.Lab material. Big thank you to Mr. Hagenbeuk for his hard work, for without him we may have missed this incredible opportunity to celebrate our 25 years of High Tech Campus.