Eindhoven, September 23, 2023  

The Eindhoven Maker Faire, a celebration of creativity and innovation in knowledge, technology, and material development, proudly announced the winners of the Innovation Awards 2023 this afternoon during a public ceremony at the Eindhoven City Hall. The Best Product 2023 award was presented to Limosjiene, the unique lemonade mixing machine by Jan Enning. The Best Maker 2023 award was given to Maurits Brock, Jorg Duitsman, Kim Duitsman, and Wiljam van der Put for their creation, Mars-chine, where music and technology create rhythms.

The Innovation Awards, one of the highlights of the Eindhoven Maker Faire, recognize the most innovative and promising makers and products. The prizes, consisting of a cash award and a prestigious Makey Trophy, were made possible through the generous sponsorship of Rabobank and GBO Helmond.

This year, 11 outstanding nominees were evaluated by an expert jury consisting of:

  • Jaques Gramser, Director of GBO Helmond
  • Ella Hueting, Director of Fontys School of Engineering
  • René Kivits, Director of Insurance at Rabobank
  • Bert-Jan Woertman, Director of Mikrocentrum

The nominees represent a wide range of innovative projects and ideas, from technological marvels to creative concepts. 

The winners of the Innovation Awards 2023 are

Best Product 2023: Limosjiene – Lemonade mixing machine for everyone

Maker Jan Enning has won the Best Product Award with the lemonade mixing machine, also known as Limosjiene. This innovative machine allows users to choose from 8 different flavors for their personalized lemonade. Whether you prefer exotic combinations or classic flavors, Limosjiene has it all. The machine is equipped with impressive technology, including a Pico Pi, a custom-made 128-bit shift register, 8 pumps, and much more. All parts are carefully printed on the world’s best 3D printer, the Voron 2.4.

Best Maker 2023: Mars-chine – Creating rhythms with music and technology

The Best Maker Award went to the team behind Mars-chine, namely Maurits Brock, Jorg Duitsman, Kim Duitsman, and Wiljam van der Put. Mars-chine creates rhythms with music and technology. During this activity, participants can experiment with a range of open materials and mechanisms to create unique sound patterns. By adding or removing pins from a motorized pinwheel and placing instruments, participants can generate rhythmic beats and unusual patterns. This open set of materials offers endless possibilities for individuals and groups to collaborate and improvise, creating unique sounds.

The Innovation Awards 2023 of the Eindhoven Maker Faire highlight the boundless creativity and groundbreaking innovations that characterize the Maker movement. These winners represent the future of making and inspire others to embark on their own creative journeys.

The jury was nearly unanimous in awarding these two exceptional creations and creators. “Best Maker has shown a unique combination of making music, making technology, and making something together. It fits perfectly with Eindhoven and the region, as technology seduces you to make music, so you also learn from music and technology. Brilliant!” said enthusiastic jury member Bert-Jan Woertman. “Best Product is a perfect example of the two pillars of the city of Eindhoven: design and technology coming together to create a product where everything has been carefully considered. Limosjiene brings everything together in a product. It is user-friendly, works wonderfully, and is simply outstanding. It can easily be scaled up as a product for the market,” Woertman concluded.

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The Maker is a pioneer in knowledge, technology, and material – analog and digital – development and construction, finding solutions to challenges of today and tomorrow.

We provide physical and digital makers, as well as hybrid pioneers, with a platform to showcase themselves at the Eindhoven Maker Faire, engage with the audience and fellow makers, inspire, and share knowledge.

Innovation Award

For our most innovative Makers, there is the Innovation Award as part of the Eindhoven Maker Faire.

 

This prize consists of a monetary reward and a Makey Trophy. The winners are announced through a public ceremony at the Maker Faire and via press releases, the website, and social media. The award and nominations serve as an international showcase of the makers of the future, with a professional jury recognizing the most innovative and promising maker and product.

 

There are two cash prizes of 500 euros each:

Best Maker 2023 sponsored by Rabobank

Best Product 2023 sponsored by GBO Helmond

 

Eleven Makers are nominated in advance and their names are published on the website. The winners are announced at the Eindhoven Maker Faire by the jury.

Winnaar Best Maker 2022: René van der Weerd – Hahaho Makers Lab

The jury

The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, at 12:00 PM in the City Hall of Eindhoven – Stage Hall of 100.

 

The jury consists of:

Jaques Gramser – Director of GBO Helmond

Ella Hueting – Director of Fontys School of Engineering

René Kivits – Director of Rabobank Insurance

Bert-Jan Woertman – Director of Mikrocentrum

Nominations Innovation Award 2023

The following makers and products have been nominated: 

 

574 Brick Art Stories Jordy Koevoets https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/574/ 

596 Humanoid robot… show some emotion! Matthijs Van De Schaft https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/596/ 

606 in/out machine Albert Epping https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/606/ 

607 Algorithmic Art: Make a Single Line Selfie Roland Blok https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/607/ 

634 Spelend leren door fantasierijk hergebruik Ilona Bijsterveld https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/634/ 

639 Junai Nedji Yusufova https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/639/ 

The makers can be found at their booths starting from 10 o’clock at the Maker Faire.

 

643 Soft Circuits Toolkit Katrien Van Riet https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/643/

649 Torren van Ko Keever Jack Vreeke https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/649/

668 Limosjiene Jan Enning https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/668/

671 Ritmes maken met muziek en techniek Jorg Duitsman en Maurits Brock https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/671/

679 Wouter’s werkplaats Wouter Klop https://eindhoven.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/679/ 

Unique Premiere: Screen Dress by designer Anouk Wipprecht exhibited.

On September 23rd and 24th, it’s finally here. The 10th edition of the Eindhoven Maker Faire. With a premiere: the unique mind-controlled 3D-printed dress by FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht will be shown for the first time in the Netherlands.

FashionTech is what's happening

FashionTech is a combination of technology and fashion. ‘Electronics are integrated into clothing and the body, creating various effects. These effects include light, moving parts, and video,’ says René Paré, director of the Eindhoven Maker Faire. This results in a technology fashion show featuring renowned designers.

The highlight of the FashionTech exhibition at the City Hall in Eindhoven during the Eindhoven Maker Faire will be a remarkable mind-controlled 3D-printed dress with displays that respond via a brain-computer interface on the first floor.

Anouk Wipprecht, FashionTech expert


 

This groundbreaking creation is the work of Dutch FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht, who has leveraged the latest technologies to create a unique fashion experience. The dress, designed using Onshape design software and manufactured using HP Inc’s 3D-printing technology, represents a captivating synergy between fashion and technology.

What sets this dress apart is its real-time measurement of cognitive load. This means the dress visually displays how much sensory input and information the wearer is processing at any given moment. The result is stunning and sheds a fascinating light on the activity of the human mind.

Anouk Wipprecht, the talented designer behind this innovative creation, explains: ‘With the ongoing miniaturization of electronics, the possibilities at the beginning of this century have become limitless. What I’ve been striving to achieve over the past 20 years is to establish a connection between our bodies, electronics, robotic (fashion) designs, and wearable interfaces. But what does it mean when we can connect technologically expressive clothing to our bodies, bodily signals, and even emotions? What dialogues can we initiate? This is what I’m exploring with designs like this.’

The FashionTech exhibition in the City Hall provides a fascinating insight into the world of fashion and technology, where creativity and innovation converge. Visitors can admire this remarkable dress, along with other striking creations that push the boundaries of fashion and technology.

FashionTech: a must-see!

At the Eindhoven Maker Faire, FashionTech is a prominent theme this edition, and the entire Council Chamber (on the first floor of City Hall) is dedicated to this unique intersection of technology and fashion. A permanent exhibition of designs is on display, showcasing the latest developments. Interactive clothing and dynamic fashion installations alternate with presentations by designers. A must-see for anyone who loves Fashion or Tech.

Creative Director René Paré is enthusiastic about this edition, ‘There’s something for everyone; the Maker Faire is an accessible way to learn something new. This edition offers a diverse range of new creative activities, such as workshops, demonstrations, and presentations,’ says Paré. Hackers, artists, software developers, futurists, recyclers, and more are present. Discover, play, and be amazed!

So, hours of entertainment await you at the Maker Faire on September 23 and 24. The festival takes place at City Hall, on City Hall Square, and in the surrounding area. Tickets are available on the website, and for students and young people up to 23 years old, they are only five euros.


 

Who will win Best Product or Best Maker?

We know that the Eindhoven Maker Faire, on Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, is a gathering of the coolest creations, the most remarkable inventions, the wildest technical gadgets. It’s the place where the world of tomorrow is conceived and created. Therefore, it’s also the ideal location to present the Innovation Awards.

There are two awards in particular: the GBO Innovation Award for Best Product and the Rabobank Innovation Award for Best Maker. This challenge consists of a selection of innovative and creative makers who are emerging as promising startups in the new world of tomorrow. It’s an international showcase of the creators of the hybrid world of tomorrow, with a professional jury awarding prizes to the most innovative and promising makers and products.

Jury

The jury consists of:

  • Jaques Gramser, Director of GBO Helmond
  • René Kivits, Director Verzekeren Rabobank
  • Bert Jan Woertman, Director of Microcentrum
  • Ella Hueting, Fontys Hogescholen

The Innovation Awards for Best Product and Best Maker will be presented on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The jury will assess the 11 nominees that same morning. After the jury deliberation, the award ceremony will take place at 12:00 pm in the Town Hall on the stage!


Foto: Max Kneefel

The Eindhoven Maker Faire organizes a spectacular parade full of bizarre and artistic creations from all over the region. This spectacle will take place in the heart of Eindhoven on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September.


Can you imagine a steampunk rocket? Or maybe a robot car, an imaginative soap box or a pedal cart? Are you going to make such fantastic creations this summer? Then we are looking for you! We are especially looking for the craziest crafts and constructions…

 

We offer creative support for artists and designers, an accompanying budget and free advice.

 

Please contact us to discuss ideas and possibilities at info@eindhovenmakerfaire.nl (René Paré).



 

The Eindhoven Maker Faire is a melting pot of technical play, creative discovery and amazement about ingenuity. It is a celebration for makers where imaginative and inquisitive people of all ages are welcome.

Makers are ready to share their knowledge in an interactive way. From designers to hackers, artists to developers and from futurists to recyclers. Build your own racing car, program a robot, learn to 3D-print and let yourself be enchanted by gigantic robots and artful installations.

So be there and experience it for yourself!

Photo: Max Kneefel

The Eindhoven Maker Faire is looking for volunteers for the new Maker Faire on saturday 23 en sunday 24 September 2023. Every year a lot of people vist the Maker Faire. With your help we can make sure everyone has a great Maker Faire.

Would you like to help us, get to know the makers or scan tickets at the register? We have tasks fit for everyone in our team. So sign up and become part of the Maker Faire team!

You can find the signup form here

maker with 3D printed hand

Registration for Makers for the Eindhoven Maker Faire 2023 is open!

Go directly to the form or check this website to learn about the greatest Maker festival.

Do you know about Makers that can not be missed here pass it on!

In 2014 the first edition was at Klokgebouw Strijp-S in Eindhoven, and in 2023 we celebrate the 10th edition!

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