The interactive evening programme includes brief updates from the universities followed by a short talk by TU Delft and ETH alumnus Chester Houwink about his journey from Tesla and Rocket Internet to co-founding Zurich based 9T Labs – a company pioneering industrial 3D printing of carbon fiber composites that last year raised $4.3 million in seed financing.
Per tradition, our gathering concludes with a virtual borrel (BYOB) where you and fellow alumni living in Geneva, Zurich and other parts of Switzerland will be mixed with each other to maximize interactions and stimulate conversations. Make sure to also bring some snacks and drinks for the borrel!
Chester Houwink - 9T LabsAdvancements in materials and robotics allow us to set audacious goals for our physical world. Surgical robotics, electric aircraft, smart wearables and space equipment will define the future of climate, our health and our social interactions. As a co-founder of 9T Labs, Chester is making the manufacturing of these structures possible by utilizing 3D printing. In his talk, he will share his insights of building a hardware start-up, the digitization of the global manufacturing landscape and new design latitudes.
DEAN staat voor Dutch Engineers Alumni Network en is het Nederlandse netwerk voor ingenieurs van TU Delft, UTwente, Wageningen University & Research en TU Eindhoven. De eerste activiteiten begonnen in 2014 en inmiddels zijn er actieve groepen alumni in Australie, Frankrijk, Duitsland, Scandinavie, Spanje, Zwitserland en de Verenigde Staten. Gezamenlijk heeft 4TU meer dan 280.000 alumni, waarvan 60.000 in het buitenland.