Make the Future – Internet of Things



Rapidly increasing applications of new technologies have a major impact on social and societal developments. Artists as well as scientists anticipate on this with skeptical as well as innovative solutions and daring concepts. In the framework of Make the Future the innovation clusters “Digital Life” and “Life in Creation” are at two ends of a spectrum in which Internet of Things is key.

3-11 October – Van Abbehuis

Live Lab by MAD emergent art center
The concept of Internet of Things is central during the first two weeks of October in an experimental and educational setup; a live lab voor research and inspiration.

17-25 October – VDMA MATCH

From October 17, the results of the lab are presented as part of the event/exhibition Dutch Design Week / MATCH / MAD Make the Future / IOT (@VDMA Garage). Here a mix of design, art and culture is presented in the unpolished industrial environment of VDMA.

24-25 October – AEC Hack TU/e

The hackathon on innovations in the built environment is powered by challenges that emerge from the encounters of Digital Life and Life in Creation during the lab, event and exhibition.


Exposition from 3 – 25  october Van Abbehuis, Bilderdijklaan 19, Eindhoven


From May 22 – 24, the exhibition to celebrate 20 years of MAD took place. From 3 unil 25 October this wonderful event will be revived: you can take another stroll through MAD’s history and reflect on exciting projects realised over the past 20 years.Take your friends and familiy to this amazing MAD 20 event in the Van Abbehuis.

Highlights of this exhibition are excerpts from the legendary Image Radio Festivals, PULS, Hacking the City, Play the Future and a great number of art installations. The exposition is a trip down memory lane but MAD offers a glimpse on future technologies with the Make  The Future : Internet of Things lab/expo.

Internet of Things – open network

We have started to create an Internet of Things – Open Source Sensor Data Network.

The network is building upon The Things Network that launched in Amsterdam mid-2015.

The network uses a technology called LoraWAN, that enables to transmit small packages of data over long distance, at very low energy and money cost. Coming weekend there will be a hackathon from 13:00 – 18:00 as part of the Make The Future – Internet of Things exposition. This dynamic event is the first hands-on event with a LoRaWAN network in Eindhoven!

More information can be found below:


Eindhoven Internet of Things

Eindhoven, NL
127 Members

This a group for anyone interested in building, designing, sharing and making the Internet of Things. Aiming to meet at least once a month to introduce inspiring practitioners…

Next Meetup

LoraWAN IoT special Technical Hackathon

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015, 1:00 PM
1 Attending

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  • Super Meetup IoT Eindhoven: 21 October , Wednesday evenening there will be a very large IoT event as part of MATCH DDW. More info will be soon available!

The Things Network

GOGBOT / Future Theories


GOGBOT Festival 10 – 13 september

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edition 2015 the internet of things

SATURDAY 12 sept

MadClass 12.30 – 15.30

Valery Vermeulen – Create your own music from (deep)space or wall street
Did you ever wonder how the universe would sound like if you could hear it, what sounds can bederived from our financial markets and if it is possible to make music with them and if so how this can be practically done? In this workshop you will learn all about it and much more.

Dave Borghuis – How to hack your own smart device
What are the risks of IoT devices? How can users protect themselves against evil hackers? Ethical hackers of TkkrLab will teach you how easy it can be to hack some IoT devices.

Sander Veenhof – The Internet of Anonymous Things
During the workshop, smart devices will be linked in the custom of a ‘Lauf Der Dinge’ installation.

Mark van der Net – OSCity/ Smart Urbanism
With open source as inspiration, architect, urban designer and programmer Mark van der Net will introducethe concept of smart urbanism on the example of OSCity and invites participants to think and do, in orderto consider possibilities for spatial planning of the future.

MadTalks 15.30 – 17.00

Panel discussion with Rob van Kranenburg, Rosa Menkman, Dave Borghuis, Sander Veenhof, Valery Vermeulen, Marc van der Net

Rob van Kranenburg
Sander Veenhof


Be surprised!

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Come to the Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire and experience, discover and enjoy creative technology, durable innovations and artistic creations.

The Maker Faire is a day full of family friendly things to enjoy. Be inspired by art, handicraft, engineering, science and technology from the Makers from Eindhoven and far beyond.

Presentations – Demonstrations – Workshops
A dynamic group of over 80 makers will showcase their interactive arts and amaze you again and again.
Both young and old can participate in the challenging demonstrations and workshops.
Amongst new presentations there are: 3D-Foamcutter, building a synthesizer, learning how to program with marbles and DATA-Glove (A glove which can be used to control a game with your own hands).

InMoov robot
Amongst these flavors are two amazing international Makers.

InMoov  is a 3D printed Open Source Robot from Paris. Everyone in the world can contribute to the design of the InMoov robot and print out it’s models.


Robotband playing the greatest hits
TeamDARE will been performing as robotband live many times. The robots will be playing these hits without any human interaction.
A small team of enthusiastic engineers from Eindhoven developed TeamDARE and brought it international fame. 


Win a free ticket
Win a free ticket by participating in our selfie-event. For more information, check out

Come to the new event-location VDMA in the heart of Eindhoven, between Heuvelgalerie, Cocagne hotel and De Groene Toren / Pathe cinema. Saturday 29 and sunday 30 of august between 11 AM and 6 PM! 

All the information can be found on the website:

Call for Volunteers for the Eindhoven Makerfaire

Volunteers Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire wanted!

We are looking for people who want to contribute to two amazing days at the Maker Faire.  Tasks are i.e. welcoming  the Makers at  the Maker Faire, constructing and deconstructing the faire,hosting the Maker Faire  diner and  breakfast. As a way  of  saying  thanks  we will spoil you: all-you-can-eat, drink and a t-shirt! Besides these fun  things you  will get inspired by the creative Makers community.

If you have any questions regarding volunteer work please contact:

Justin van der Woude (Project assistant / Volunteer-coördinator)
Phone: +06 52 08 60 37


René Paré (Director)
Phone: +06 51 05 86 44

Below you will find the registration form. To open the form in a separate page please click here.


AG Food & Health Challenge

opportunities, knowledge and practices

Agriculture, Food and Health are facing fundamental changes in the age of digitization and data networks, but also are crucial to human and planetary wellbeing now and in the future.

To identify challenges, hack new solutions, start endeavours; a tentative program is devised. We bring together engineers and artists; developers and experts; scientists and marketeers in an adventurous “innovation vortex”.

Agriculture, Food and Health

AGFood is a world in itself. And so is Health. But that is not a solution for the observed need for more than one Earth if we continue how we are living now. In fact in observing both worlds may be found keys for new solutions: to recognise more the fact that the mega sectors like AGFood and Health are strongly interrelated, we may find groundbreaking insights, solutions and implementations.

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AG & Food Tech Safari Silicon Valley

MAD is participating in an innovative mission to  Silicon Valley, supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Dutch Embassy Consulate in San Francisco. After co-developing innovation programs connecting Agri-Food and Tech, Design and an Ethical Hackers and Critical Artist approach (PolderHack; Flora Fauna Hack; Food Waste Hack) we anticipate further Disruptive Innovation development in the Agri-Food & Tech field.

Engaging in the international community of brave innovators and passionate developers, we expect to discover new perspectives for MAD and the Eindhoven eco-system. Specifically we are interested in the relation between the world of Agri-Food and the world of Health in the age of uprising technology. An exploring hackathon confronting Health and Agri Food is planned for October 2015 during Dutch Design Week 2015.

“Agriculture, the world’s oldest industry, is ripe for disruption. Silicon Valley took note and has worked up quite an appetite for Agricultural Technology during the past two years. Investors, hedge funds, startups, and incubators have been proliferating, ramping up total investments in the Food & Ag space to $1.4 billion in 2014, investing in everything from Smart Farming practices with drones, sensors and the Internet of Things, to tech-driven food innovations.

Climate change, feeding an ever-growing global population, food shortages, and droughts are some of the societal challenges that have been plaguing the agri-food industry. Silicon Valley, with its IT innovation ecosystem, is poised to effect innovative change in the agri-food industry in order to continue to feed people safely and sustainable, while also taking into account rising awareness and changing consumer demands.

These opportunities are not limited to Silicon Valley. In the Netherlands, data and tech driven innovation also holds the potential for new revenue and business models, especially in the intersection of Dutch agri-food champions, design creatives and tech talent. Plugging into the nascent ecosystem in Silicon Valley is key in kick-starting our crucial network building and sparking connections. To this goal we organize the first Silicon Valley Ag & Food Tech Safari. To view the entire tentative program of the Safari, please click here. The Safari coincides with the Food IT Conference held at Stanford on June 24th, as well as FoodBytes! on June 25th, hosted by SF New Tech.”

More information on the website of Dutch Basecamp.

Call for Makers – Eindhoven Maker Faire

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The Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire welcomes you as a Maker on her second annual faire August 29 and 30, 2015.

What to do?

The Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire is a unique and accessible event for creative people!
Are you a creator, inventor, hacker, artist, robot-builder, Arduino specialist, hobbyist … This is your place to perform!

Join the Maker Community!

Show your creations, demonstrate your making-process, give a workshop, inspire the public, sell homemade products, do something special! We are curious to hear about your cool and exciting project and ideas!

Read more and apply here: