A UNIQUE HIGH TECH CONSULTANCY COMPANY
The best tech talents and the most ambitious companies connect at TMC. We are a unique high tech consultancy company. It’s people who drive technology. They bring knowledge to execution and can spark or accelerate innovation. Because we are in the heart of the international high tech industry we know the needs of companies that want to stay ahead. We create the best possible conditions for tech talents so they can add value to ambitious and innovative companies.
WE ARE A SPECIAL BREED OF ENGINEERS
We combine the security of a permanent contract with the passion of entrepreneurship. We are convinced that this puts us in the unique position to focus on continuous development of ourselves, the companies we work for and our industry in general. And our unique model – Employeneurship – offers everything to support that.
PEOLPLE DRIVE TECHNOLOGY
To realize your ambitions as a company in the high tech industry access to knowledge and expertise is essential. It ensures continuity and innovation strength. We meet this need by providing the tech talent you need whenever you need it. But our Employeneurs offer more. Because of their entrepreneurial spirit they see across borders and provide creative solutions to your challenges.
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Application Lifecycle management
• Data Science
• Civil engineering
• Field service & International site management
• Industrial automation
• Life sciences
• Manufacturing support
• New product introduction
• Technology executives
• Test & Integration
Ergon Capital Partners investeert in TMC Groupjuni 21, 2019
Ergon investeert in TMC, een toonaangevende dienstverlener van technische en R&D-expertise met sterke internationale groeiambitie
Vandaag kondigt Ergon Capital Partners IV SCSP (“Ergon”) de overname aan van een meerderheidsbelang in TMC, de toonaangevende Nederlandse dienstverlener van technische en R&D-expertise, van fondsen geadviseerd door Gilde Buy Out Partners (“Gilde”). TMC’s oprichters Thijs Manders en Jan van Rijt en CEO Emmanuel Mottrie zullen, samen met andere leden van het management, met Ergon in de transactie herinvesteren. Lees verder [Bron: tmi.investments]
VOORBIJ GRENZEN EN FUNCTIE-OMSCHRIJVINGENjuni 13, 2019
‘Het gebeurde tijdens een reguliere meeting met mijn Account Manager’, herinnert TMC Employeneur Asterios Pliatskas zich. ‘Ik was er totaal niet op voorbereid. We hadden het net over mijn huidige project bij DAF, toen mijn Account Manager opeens zei: “wacht even, ik heb iets voor je”, en hij deed zijn tas open en haalde er een bronzen Employeneur Award uit.’ Lees verder
TMC Enschede antwoord op toenemende vraag naar technische professionalsmaart 30, 2019
Op 1 april 2019 opent TMC een nieuw kantoor in Enschede. TMC is al in andere steden met een technische universiteit te vinden. Enschede is daarmee een logische aanvulling op Eindhoven en Delft. Bovendien bedient TMC al klanten in deze regio. “Met de opening van dit kantoor kunnen we de relatie met onze klanten en de technische professionals van de toekomst in deze regio versterken”, licht Ronald van Gerwen, CEO TMC Nederland toe. Lees verder
EMPLOYENEURS ALS HYBRIDE DOCENTEN LEIDEN NIEUWE GENERATIE TECHNICI OPmaart 8, 2019
Fontys Lerarenopleiding Technisch Beroepsonderwijs, Kennispact MBO Brabant en TMC slaan de handen in één om met hybride docenten een oplossing te bieden voor het tekort aan goede technische docenten. De drie partijen zijn bezig om wensen en behoeften te concretiseren zodat TMC-Employeneurs als zelfverzekerde docenten de volgende generatie technische professionals te inspireren en op te leiden. Een constructie die past bij de behoefte in het onderwijs én perfect past binnen het arbeidsmodel van TMC. Lees verder
Rob | Employeneur TMC Mechanical x MI Partnersdecember 14, 2018
TMC: ‘Technology can make our world better, but it’s people that drive that technology.’december 6, 2018
One year ago TMC, the Dutch high-tech consultancy firm, moved its Eindhoven office to the High Tech Campus. We asked Ronald van Gerwen, CEO of TMC The Netherlands, about his experiences so far and why TMC’s model of ‘Employeneurship’ is becoming so popular. Read more [source: blog.hightechcampus.com]
THE COMPLEXITY OF BIONIC HANDSdecember 1, 2018
Sometimes, you have to leave the laboratory or the meeting room to find inspiration. At least, that’s how TMC’s Masterclass Team came up with the winning idea for their project. ‘The six of us came together for pizzas and drinks,’ says Employeneur Jeroen Maas. ‘It was all very informal. We talked about our domestic lives and our clients, and before we knew it, we were exchanging ideas for our brand new project.’ Less than a year later, the Masterclass Team is making great progress on new functionalities of bionic hands. Read more
Pizza als secundaire arbeidsvoorwaardenovember 17, 2018
Zo’n drie keer in de week brandt er ’s avonds nog licht in een van de vestigingen van TMC Nederland. Grote kans dat op dat moment collega’s van het bedrijf bij elkaar zijn voor een pizzasessie. Want deze kennissessies zijn populair bij het bedrijf. Vorig jaar werden al 150 van deze sessies gehouden. Lees verder [Bron: technischweekblad.nl]
TMC project 3Beam on International Light Art Festival GLOW 2018november 10, 2018
TMC PROJECT 3BEAM OP INTERNATIONAAL LICHTKUNST FESTIVAL GLOW EINDHOVEN 2018oktober 30, 2018
3BEAM, een lichtproject van een groep TMC Employeneurs is te zien op het Internationale Lichtkunst Festival GLOW 2018 in Eindhoven. 3BEAM is een artistiek en interactief concept waarin lichtkunst en technologie samengebracht zijn in een unieke ervaring. Aan de hand van de projecties van de drie basiskleuren van licht kan het publiek zelf een eigen projectie creëren van kleuren en vormen. GLOW vindt plaats van 10 tot en met 17 november 2018 en is gratis toegankelijk. Lees verder
A ‘GO’ FOR 3BEAM AT EINDHOVEN GLOWjuli 3, 2018
“I feel at my best when I’m working outside of my comfort zone,” says TMC’s Physics Employeneur Viktor Baukh. “Right now, I’m working on a project called ‘3Beam’. It has involved learning a lot of new skills – especially as I’m the project leader, architect and software developer – but I love to develop myself.” Read more
Saving lives with technology: The Throwabotjuni 26, 2018
A lucky chance inspired Employeneur Danny Hameeteman to design a life-saving robot.
“In 2016, after I had gained my degree in Systems and Control, I started working for TMC Mechatronics. Although I did not have an assignment yet, TMC was confident that I would find one,” Danny Hameeteman says. While looking for an assignment that suited him, Danny saw something that inspired his creative curiosity. Read more
MULTI TALENT MARK ROBINSON SHARES HIS SKILLSjuni 19, 2018
“I think it is important to feel free to speak fearlessly in front of a group”, TMC’s Employeneur Mark Robinson says. “During one of my first presentation skill training sessions, a woman broke down crying while giving her presentation. By the end of the day she was confidently speaking in front of the group. This was a breakthrough moment which highlighted exactly why I’m doing this: to empower people to get their ideas across clearly to groups and, in so doing, to fill them with self-confidence.” Although Mark has just started his company ‘Mark Robinson Training’, his talent of making people more confident in their presentation skills has been gathering a lot of attention.
Emmanuel Mottrie CEO of TMC to Students at Fontys | EmbraceTECjuni 13, 2018
CHANGE IN THE EXECUTIVE BOARD TMC GROUPapril 24, 2018
As from today CEO and founder Thijs Manders will be Executive President of TMC. Emmanuel Mottrie, CEO TMC International until now, will take over the role of CEO of TMC Group. No changes have been made in the Non-Executive Board with Chairman Nikolai Pronk. With this executive change TMC enforces the strategy they started four years ago to transform TMC from a Dutch leading high-tech consulting company into a leading international consulting group.
TMC building own office at High Tech Campus Eindhovenfebruari 22, 2018
TMC Life Sciences: a new business cell filled with experience, ambition and idealismjanuari 17, 2018
January 1st 2018 doesn’t just mark the beginning of the new year, but the birth of TMC’s newest Business Cell as well: TMC Life Sciences. ‘As of January 1st, 20 of our Employeneurs will officially be working under the wings of Life Sciences,’ announces Marjolein Berkers, Director Incubators. ‘We’ve brought together a wonderful, enthusiastic team – a great mix of ambition and experience. Over the last few months, we’ve put a lot of energy into building up the new cell – now it’s just a matter of a few finishing touches. We can’t wait for our hard work to pay off.’
GUIDING THE FUTURE OF PROGRAMMINGdecember 13, 2017
‘It’s impossible to predict how the world of programming will change in the next five-to-ten years,’ says TMC Employeneur Lefranc Loupias – ‘but there’s one thing I’m absolutely certain of: we’ll have to find alternatives to the methods we’re currently using. There are better and more efficient ways of programming, more suited to the way a younger generation of professionals thinks. I’m convinced modelbased engineering can be the answer to many of the problems that companies face these days.’
TMC DRONE HACKATHON 2017december 7, 2017
On 27-29 October the first TMC DRONE HACKATHON took place. A group of 28 people, divided in 5 teams had 2 challenges: Recognize a marker, and calculate the distance to the marker 1), and perform obstacle avoidance 2). Basic and advance knowledged people from KU Leuven, TU/e and TMC Drone team attended, which created a nice synergy! Read more [Source: linkedin.com]
BLOG: ‘VAN VEILIGE COCON RICHTING DE WIJDE WERELD’december 5, 2017
Hoewel ogenschijnlijk extravert, heb ik mij professioneel gezien lange tijd in de veilige warmte van een cocon ondergedompeld. Een decenium lang was mijn voornaamste doel om, door keihard te werken, zo snel mogelijk een “vast contract” binnen te slepen. Ik heb in die tijd weinig buitensporige keuzes durven maken die het door mij gewenste carrièrepad zouden kunnen beïnvloeden.
Making waves: a breakthrough in lung diagnosisnovember 21, 2017
Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool for doctors, but there has always been a blind spot for this imaging technology: the lungs. Now, TMC Employeneur Libertario Demi has made a breakthrough that could change that, and his research paper has been published in Scientific Reports, prestigious journal of the Nature publishing group.
BLOG: ‘DO YOU HAVE AN IN-HANDS MENTALITY?’oktober 31, 2017
Over thousands of years mankind has grown from primitive beings to what we are today through our use of tools. Some other species show rudimentary tool use, but we have embraced it to the level that we make tools to make tools to make tools… I have been involved in making a tool to calibrate a calibration tool that in the end allows a big machine to make part of a product. But there is a concerning anti-movement happening as well. In just a few decades, engineering has changed from a physical + mental skill towards a digital skill.
IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS WHILE HAVING LOTS OF FUNseptember 20, 2017
Data Science Hackatons are a great way to learn and improve your skills while having lots of fun. During a hackaton you join a team to compete with others to solve a data related puzzle in a limited time span. Recently, three TMC’ers independently joined the Data Science Hackaton organized by Itility in the Eindhoven area. Two of them ended up joining the winning team!
TMC DATA SCIENCE: DE INGENIEURS VAN DE TOEKOMSTseptember 5, 2017
Vooruit kijken, anticiperen op de toekomst en de kansen op innovatie volop benutten: dat is precies waar TMC voor staat. De Eindhovense detacheerder voor hoogopgeleide, technische specialisten speelt al jaren in op nieuwe niches, in binnen- en buitenland. De oprichting van TMC’s jongste businesscel is daar het meest recente bewijs van. Op 1 september is TMC Data Science een feit. De nieuwe businesscel richt zich op de inzichten die verborgen liggen in grote en complexe datasets. Met de nieuwe informatie helpt Data Science opdrachtgevers hun producten en/of dienstverlening te verbeteren.
A 100-DOLLAR BIONIC HAND: FEASIBLE OR NOT?augustus 30, 2017
Is it possible to create a bionic hand that is available to disabled people in the world, no matter what their socio-economic circumstances are? On 11 July, 25 TMC Employeneurs gathered to find the answer to this question, by sharing their opinions and expertises during an inspiring pizza session.
TMC EMPLOYENEUR AWARDS: ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT REWARDED!augustus 17, 2017
“Like a great leadership guru once said: ‘People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards’. This is exactly what the Employeneurs Awards stand for: stimulating Employeneurs to follow their entrepreneurial spirit, to reward them for their exceptional accomplishments, and to make them feel valued and proud of what they have achieved.”
SHARING IDEAS AND ACCELERATING INNOVATIONaugustus 8, 2017
‘The recent Nanovations session was a great positive surprise to me,’ says FutureChemistry’s Dr. Kaspar Koch. ‘I was particularly amazed by the drive that the TMC Employeneurs showed. The plan was to have an informal brainstorm session, but within minutes, they’d jumped onto the project like it was their own. You could feel their motivation and energy, their can-do mentality. It’s a breath of fresh air if people are willing to help you like that.’
TMC EMPLOYENEUR AWARDS: TURNING CHAOS INTO A CLEAR STRUCTUREaugustus 1, 2017
“Roger has made a very useful contribution to our project. He built, maintained and improved an excellent interface with our suppliers. Because of his teamwork and ownership, he is recognized as a valued project member and has grown into the role of the main interface.” With these words, client ASML expressed their appreciation for the good work of Employeneur Roger Raemaekers. ASML’s testimonial was so convincing that the jury of the Employeneurs Awards decided to reward Roger with the Bronze Employeneurs Award.
TMC EMPLOYENEURSHIP #DUBAIjuli 26, 2017
TMC Employeneurship model with all our offices around the world.
AFTERMOVIE SUMMER BBQjuli 19, 2017
Two times wonderful weather, two delicious barbecues and two times fantastic people during our annually Summer BBQ in Nieuwegein and Eersel. In Eersel we were also honored with a visit of colleagues from TMC France and TMC Italy.
TMC’s Employeneurs Awards: a great reward for qualityjuni 20, 2017
Quantity is important, but quality comes first. That has always been one of TMC’s guiding principles. Examples of it can be seen throughout the company – for instance in TMC’s Employeneur Awards, which are handed out twice a year to people who have been nominated for their exceptional work.
TMC zet groei door in Nederlandmei 17, 2017
De opening van de nieuwe vestiging in Delft is voor het technische consultancybureau TMC het startschot om verder Nederland in te trekken. Dichterbij de klant is het adagium.
Op dit moment loopt de schilder nog rond in het Delftse pand van TMC, maar in de loop van deze maand gaat de locatie, gevestigd op het kantorenpark Whitepark, open. Lees meer [Bron: https://www.technischweekblad.
TMC: ‘Een deel van de winst is voor ons’mei 4, 2017
De Eindhovense technisch detacheerder TMC omarmde het idee van ondernemerschap en gaat met het ‘employeneurship model’ nog een stapje verder. De ingenieurs en andere gedetacheerden die echt ondernemer willen worden, krijgen niets in de weg gelegd. Sterker, daarvoor heeft TMC het Entrepreneurial Lab ingericht. Lees meer [bron: linkmagazine.nl]
TMC CEO Nederland Ronald van Gerwen treedt toe tot Raad van Bestuurapril 25, 2017
TMC, de Eindhovense Technology Consulting Company voor hoogopgeleide technische specialisten, is al enige jaren bezig aan een grootschalige internationale uitbreiding. TMC’s Werkondernemerschapsmodel, dat de zekerheid van een vast contract combineert met het avontuur van het ondernemerschap, heeft België, Frankrijk, Spanje en Italië inmiddels al veroverd. In de coulissen wordt er ondertussen hard gewerkt om vestigingen op te zetten in andere landen.
TMC BELGIUM: A SUCCESSFUL YOUNG GRADUATES PROGRAMapril 20, 2017
MEET OUR VERY OWN BELGIAN YOUNG GRADUATES PROGRAM
The YGP is a highly selective recruitment process dedicated to students about to finish their studies. It is divided in 3 main phases:
TMC: HELPING CLIENTS TO SOLVE COMPLICATED PUZZLESapril 11, 2017
How do you completely rebuild a company’s infrastructure, compliant with today’s standards for the medical industry, while keeping the production running? This was the challenge faced by Rudy Krebbekx, TMC Employeneur and Senior Project Manager at Philips Healthcare. Over the last twenty months, Rudy was responsible for merging the two separate factories of Philips MR in Best into one building. ‘It has been a highly complicated, very challenging puzzle,’ Rudy says, ‘but we managed to stick to our plan. Everything turned out really well.’
TMC Employeneurshipapril 8, 2017
INGENIEURS OP AANVRAAGfebruari 7, 2017
Ingenieurs worden almaar schaarser en de technologie almaar complexer. Dat geeft verhuurders van ingenieurs de wind in de zeilen.
The importance of IP | E3januari 18, 2017
OFFICE ROBOT OBI | E3december 23, 2016
TMC Masterclass: Succesfully meeting market needsdecember 15, 2016
Sometimes, inspiration can be drawn from surprising sources. From a colleague’s Romanian father-in-law who works as a bee-keeper in his spare time, for example. That’s what happened at the most recent TMC Masterclass. A simple remark led to the bRemote project, which is now close to realizing an innovative system in bee-keeping. Pieter Jansen, TMC Employeneur: ‘The Masterclass really expands your view in lots of ways – creating new systems is just one part of it.’
AFTERMOVIE E3 | ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE EVENTdecember 1, 2016
We proudly present E3 | Entrepreneurial Experience Event aftermovie!
A very successful first edition. See you next year!
Meet The Service Managernovember 15, 2016
De wereld van Field Service is verre van eenvoudig. Vakkennis is vanzelfsprekend, wat zouden we zonder moeten? Machines en productielijnen moeten tenslotte altijd hun werk doen, stilstand is verlies. Maar dat moet in deze zeer internationale omgeving ook nog eens gebeuren in gebieden waar niet alles voorhanden is, onder omstandigheden die bij lange na niet altijd ideaal zijn.
CSi Industries en TMC New Product Introduction versterken samenwerkingnovember 10, 2016
CSi Industries BV is een bedrijf dat volledig geïntegreerde material handlingsystemen levert en hiermee high tech oplossingen biedt voor grote producenten in de Fast Moving Consumer Goods- en de verpakkingsmiddelenindustrie. “Het bedrijf is de afgelopen jaren enorm gegroeid. We waren dringend op zoek naar kandidaten voor de functie van System Integration Engineer, met als doel om onze klanten over de hele wereld te faciliteren”, aldus Chris Snijders. “Als manager ervaar ik hoe lastig het kan zijn om de juiste professional voor een dergelijke functie te vinden. TMC heeft op creatieve wijze hierop ingespeeld.”
Experiencing culture and hard work in Las Vegasoktober 13, 2016
“I was just three days into my first assignment, when I traveled to Las Vegas,” Kevin Reynders says enthusiastically. Since the beginning of September Kevin has been an Employeneur at TMC Field Service detached to the company SPGPrints in Boxmeer as a Field Service Engineer. “I have always wanted to travel to the United States. That my dream came true due to my assignment at TMC is very special.”
Working at TMC: independence, excitement and stability!augustus 31, 2016
The biggest advantage of working at TMC versus working as a freelancer? TMC Employeneur John van Rooy doesn’t need much time to think of an answer: ‘At TMC, you still have a lot of independence, but there’s a whole team of inspiring colleagues behind you, a lot of knowledge and experience you can benefit from. It’s so much easier to improve yourself, to find solutions you couldn’t have thought of just by yourself – and you can help your colleagues in the same way, too.’
Finding solutions while expanding networksaugustus 10, 2016
‘The most brilliant solutions are often the simplest ones’, says TMC Employeneur Cameron Riley, ‘but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to come up with. Sometimes it really helps to have an outsider’s perspective, preferably from someone who works within your own field.’ And that’s why TMC’s New Product Introduction (NPI) Cell recently held an inspiring meeting at Objexlab in Eindhoven. ‘It’s a great and easy-going way of expanding our network and helping each other succeed in our projects.’
Laten we het hebben over je plan als ZZP-erjuli 15, 2016
TMC uit Eindhoven levert hoogopgeleide technici met social skills, Ronald Timmermans vertelt hoe …juni 10, 2016
De jacht op sociale technici is geopend. Uit onderzoek van de High Tech Campus blijkt dat meer dan de helft van de bedrijven op zoek zijn naar sociaal vaardige professionals. Ronald Timmermans van TMC komt uitleggen hoe hij ervoor zorgt dat zijn technici ook social skills hebben.
Better Performance, Higher Paymei 4, 2016
Employeneur and software designer Vincent Berendhuysen has worked for various technology companies over the past fifteen years. ‘Philips, Océ, ASML, to name a few. Each time a new challenge, that’s the beauty of being a Employeneur at TMC. Companies hire your specific knowledge and expect at the same time that you think along and come up with solutions. It’s never the same and always interesting.’
3D printing: investing in the futureapril 27, 2016
After having studied Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design in his hometown of Valencia, Josep Garces Pellicer moved to The Netherlands. ‘I was looking forward to working abroad in Research and Development. Two years ago, TMC gave me the opportunity to do so.’
The Members Cradle – Together we innovateapril 19, 2016
The Member’s Cradle:
TMC Employeneurs stand at the cradle of many (technological) innovations. Our customers, co-workers and competitors know that TMC Employeneurs are the people who make a difference in the creation of many cool and useful innovations.
PROJECT ‘ECOTWIN’ CHALLENGES EMPLOYENEURS @TNOapril 12, 2016
What do Jeroen Karregat, Jeroen Maas and Wouter Koningsberger have in common? They are all ambitious TMC Employeneurs and work closely together on the multidisciplinary project ‘EcoTwin’, “a consortium of DAF Trucks, TNO, NXP and Ricardo, in which each party brings in its own specific knowledge and experience”, TMC’s Mechatronics engineer Jeroen Karregat explains.
The Orbserve: a unique graduate research projectapril 7, 2016
Since the beginning of the invention in the 20st century, unmanned aerial vehicles – also known as UAV’s or drones – have become very popular in the field of aerospace.
Mark Kroon winner of the Gold Employeneurs Awardmaart 21, 2016
‘I’m very honoured to win the award and proud of this achievement. It shows that with my work I actually add value to both the client and TMC and that I successfully display my employeneurial spirit to the world.’
Conquering the world while expanding at homemaart 15, 2016
‘Sometimes people ask me if TMC International isn’t growing too quickly. If we are still able to manage it. I strongly believe we are. We very consciously aimed for start-ups with a manageable, autonomous growth, instead of acquiring larger existing companies. And we always start with finding a local CEO who knows the market and the right people.’
Simuleren moet je lerenmaart 11, 2016
Op de TU Eindhoven heb ik projecten gedaan waarbij de nadruk de ene keer op experimenten lag en de andere keer op het modelleren van materiaalgedrag. Tijdens mijn afstuderen en de laatste tweeënhalf jaar bij TMC heb ik me vooral gericht op het modelleren en numerieke analyses, omdat ik het leuk vind om de vertaalslag te maken van tests/experimenten naar goede computermodellen.
High-tech sector is flexfebruari 15, 2016
In de hightech bewegen flexondernemers zich ergens op het grote grijze vlak tussen
consultancy, projectmanagement en detachering. In het landschap van open innovatie,
waar onderzoek en bedrijfsleven samenwerken, liggen volop kansen voor flexondernemers.
TMC Masterclass: Educating the system architects of the futurejanuari 22, 2016
“System architects, or system engineers, are scarce in today’s labour market in the Netherlands. It’s a discipline that has emerged in companies over the last five years, ” says Richard van Lieshout, system architect and co-creator of the TMC Masterclass.
TMC OPENS THREE OFFICES IN ITALYjanuari 18, 2016
After the successful launch of TMC in Belgium and France, TMC is again expanding its horizons with the launch of TMC Italy. In January, TMC Italy will start with three offices in the cities of Milan, Turin and Rome. We talked with Emmanuel Mottrie, the CEO of TMC International, and with Antonio Abadessa, the new CEO of TMC Italy, about the introduction of the Employeneurship model to Italy.
TMC: Investing energy in original thinkersjanuari 13, 2016
‘Ten years ago, there were five or six people working in the office, and 100 Employeneurs at customer sites. Right now, we have circa 900 people working at TMC. The scale of the company has increased dramatically, but the intimate atmosphere hasn’t changed. We still learn from each other. How? By constantly keeping the conversation open, constantly sharpening each others’ talents. And just by doing really cool stuff.’
Successful “Renewable Fuels” workshopdecember 18, 2015
Renewable electricity is a hot topic in the world of sustainable technology. More and more industrial parties as well as universities and research institutes are looking for methods to convert (excess) renewable electricity into fuels.
Masterclass: Seeing a technical project from all sidesdecember 4, 2015
The TMC High Tech Systems Creation Masterclass of 2015 is already well underway. Fifteen Employeneurs come together for two days every month to broaden their horizons and gain better insights into other disciplines. Carolien Lamers was a participant of the first class of 2012. She was an Employeneur from 2007 until 2014 and is now working for the startup company SeeCubic: “I immediately joined the first Masterclass because I’m not only interested in the technical side of projects but also in the whole business that surrounds it.
TMC Employeneurs help develop breakthrough Philips Minicare Acute systemnovember 14, 2015
Philips Handheld Diagnostics is developing the breakthrough Minicare Acute system, which will deliver lab-comparable blood test results within minutes at the ‘point-of-care’, right besides the patient’s bed. Recently we talked to Michel Werts, who is one of the seven TMC Employeneurs working on the project. Four of them are working in the Process Development group at Handheld Diagnostics, which is run by Team Leader Femke de Theije. We asked Femke about the set-up and development of the project, and her experience with TMC.
Agile: the iceberg versus the treenovember 9, 2015
More and more organisations are changing their method of working in order to apply an Agile methodology. Yet success can not be taken for granted. Companies regularly become disillusioned and slip back into their old way of working. Unnecessary and a shame, according to Jos de Bel and Arnold Houwing of TMC.
Solar Team Twente finishes second in the World Solar Challenge 2015oktober 27, 2015
After a 3,000-kilometre race, the TMC-sponsored Solar Team Twente finished second in the World Solar Challenge 2015, only 3 minutes and 35 seconds behind the winners of the challenge, Solar Team of Delft. The ‘Red One’, as the car was called, was 4 hours faster than the Twente team at the last World Solar Challenge in 2013.
TMC Group changes organizational structureoktober 13, 2015
With the future in mind TMC has made a number of significant changes to its organizational structure. By doing so, the next big step has been taken with regard to the international expansion of TMC.
You’ve got to listen to the people to change the companyseptember 22, 2015
“The key to improving is to make problems smaller, and I mean that literally. When, for example a customer has a complaint, the human tendency is to try and solve the whole problem at once. But most often, that’s not the fastest way to help a customer. When you split the big problem into little problems, then maybe some of those small problems are easy to fix, and thus you can help the customer very quickly. And more often than not, when all the little problems are solved, the big problem isn’t so big anymore. It sounds really simplistic, but it works, and your customer satisfaction rises.”
The High Tech Systems Centre and the engineers of the futureseptember 6, 2015
“We need to design the next generation of high tech systems to stay competitive in the Netherlands. The machines of the future. Machines that are intelligent, precise, adaptive and ground-breaking. In order to make that happen we need highly skilled engineers who can excel in multidisciplinary settings,” says Katja Pahnke, Managing Director of the High Tech Systems Centre at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e HTSC).
Intellectual Property: a hidden treasure in many companiesaugustus 31, 2015
TMC recently partnered up with Intellectual Property (IP) law firm Pronovem to offer companies a new IP management service. “We help companies to identify their IP and show them how they can maximise its potential,” says Rekha Raveendran, technical IP-facilitator at TMC.
A great first year for TMC Belgiumaugustus 11, 2015
“We are well on track,” says Nassim Daoudi, Director of TMC Belgium. “Our goal for this first year was to use our employeneurship model to quickly establish a position at the top of the innovations and technology market in Belgium. After one year, we have experienced a growth in every aspect of our organisation.
On the way to become the World Solar Champion 2015!augustus 6, 2015
149 kilograms heavy, 4,5 metres long, 1,8 metres wide and 1,1 metres in height… meet the “Red One”, the solar electric car, designed and build by the Solar Team Twente. For almost one and a half year 19 students have worked dedicatedly on the realization of their own solar electric car at the Technical University of Twente. Their mission? Competing ánd winning the World Solar Challenge 2015, a prestigious 3.000 kilometres long solar race held in the Australian Outback. As one of the partners, TMC is sponsoring the Solar Team Twente in their ambitious dream to build the world’s fastest solar car and becoming the champion of the World Solar Challenge 2015!
Creating interactions between machinesjuli 27, 2015
“The beauty of this job is that I take a dead piece of metal and then I do my thing and slowly all the parts of the machine start to move, all the components working together exactly the way I want them to.”
Thijs Nijpjes (37) has been with TMC and LAN Handling Systems since February. He studied Mechanical Engineering and later specialized in Industrial Automation.
TMC frontrunner in Agile and Scrum software developmentjuli 15, 2015
“Companies often struggle with managing software development projects. It’s simply not as visual as, say, building a house. As a result, they don’t know what timeframes to expect, and where current or potential problems are. Developing software using an Agile method like Scrum or Kanban addresses these issues, making the process more visual and effective, and increasing customer satisfaction,” says Jos de Bel, consultant at TMC software.
Emmanuel Mottrie: “Engineers are underpaid”juni 25, 2015
“Engineers are underpaid”, the title of an interview in Trends magazine in which Emmanuel Mottrie (CEO TMC International) explains the success of the TMC business model in Belgium. To read the full interview (in dutch), please follow the link: Trends – Emmanuel Mottrie; Engineers are underpaid
TMC introduces employeneurship model to Francejuni 4, 2015
Fifteen years after the launch of TMC in the Netherlands, and the birth of the employeneurship model, TMC is now introducing its pioneering philosophy to France. The first TMC France office opened its doors on 1 June 2015 in the city of Rennes, adding to TMC’s existing offices in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Vortex Project wins TMC Employeneur Awardmei 6, 2015
Twice a year TMC awards the Employeneur Award to several people or projects that display the employeneurial spirit of TMC. Last week, the Vortex Project, an initiative of eight Employeneurs from the Entrepreneurial Lab, won the Employeneur Award 2014. This award rewards the proactive attitude of the group over 2014 and the invention of a Vortex Cannon for entertainment purposes. The group won €1.000,-, which can be spend on the further development of the product.
Axxicon & TMCapril 30, 2015
Axxicon has a background in producing injection moulding moulds for the optical media industry and is nowadays focussing on injection moulding optical and micro structured plastic products. An important project is to enable the large scale production of the Point Of Care microfluidic disposable for the Portuguese Biosurfit. The micro- and nano structured polymer lab disc substrates are produced by Axxicon. The final cartridge is bio-functionalized and assembled by Biosurfit.
Programmable Logic Control specialism for CSi Packaging industryapril 20, 2015
‘Creating installations for industrial automation in the field of mechatronics is becoming more dependent on increasingly advanced software. This is the part where I come in. With experience not only in industrial automation, but also in higher level software development, I am keen on creating solutions for motion control, machine safety and vision with great success!’
Guustaaf Savenije CTO at VDL-ETGapril 7, 2015
For Guustaaf Savenije CTO it is absolutely clear: “Innovations in the high-tech industry result from in-depth cooperation.” To him the application of a systems’ approach is key to create new types of customer value.
More import of knowledge workers due to shortage of technologistsmaart 26, 2015
For years now, The Netherlands have faced a lack of technical personnel, especially real technical specialists. Dutch technical companies have seen an increasing number of expats over the years. According to most experts, this is a positive development, but mainly if one is able to bind both technical expats and students to our country. ‘The international knowledge worker leaves hearth and home, so we must offer something as well.’