All posts by Christian Jakob

Social Media Manager at EBV writing about news, trends and hot topics. Stay also up-to-date with the other EBV channels Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube or LinkedIn.

Lighting Academy Cover
Maybe it was just a coincidence that summer solstice occurred concurrently with the EBV Lighting Academy 2017. The conference was the place to be for experts and enthusiasts of lighting technology, who wanted to learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry. The EBV Lightspeed segment invited top-level speakers from renowned research institutes and established companies to share their expertise with the conference participants from June 20th to 21st in Berlin. But during the event it was only partially about natural light as the Sun produces every day,Read More
Innovation Worldcup Infoshare Gdansk
It has been one of the many thrilling moments at Mobile World Congress (MWC) when the winners of the last Innovation Worldcup competition were announced at the beginning of March in Barcelona. The jury awarded awesome ideas, prototypes and applications with the potential to disrupt the IoT market. This year participation makes even more sense, because another special prize is waiting for one of the best and most innovative ideas – The EBV IoT Hero. Making Innovation Visible As already reported EBV started the collaboration with Innovation World Cup SerieRead More
light lighting academy
It’s a phenomenon that people take for granted every single day. We are surrounded by it in every situation and use it constantly to illuminate our apartments, when using our smartphones or driving car. Light is being used everywhere and has a tremendous impact on us, even though we do not realize it a lot. It can be harmful to us but can have very positive effects too. That’s why researchers spend a lot of effort to analyse the nature of light. From a physical point of view, light isRead More
StartMeUp event Amsterdam
About a year ago EBV started to invest in an initiative that is aimed to provide start-up companies and electronic newcomers a platform that supports them in creating electronic products and applications. The EBV StartMeUp was born. With professional know-how gained through decades of experience the team helps companies to get started and accompanies them until their products are being brought to market and further. Since then a lot of things happened within the last year. The EBV StartMeUp team attended several events, trade fairs and conferences to raise awarenessRead More
gilrs day
There’s still an imbalance between women and men working in technology professions, although much has happened during the last years. Initiatives like the Girls Day contribute to the change that more and more women make career in professions that for a long time were occupied by men. More and more women hold significant positions in high-tech companies. No matter if Facebook, IBM or Microsoft, many global corporations trust in the skills of women. However, there is still this old idea in people’s heads that engineering is a men’s world. AndRead More
electric vehicle charging
No question: Electric mobility is still not at the status as it could be. Beside low range of current e-vehicles, for many people the insufficient charging infrastructure is one of the core reasons not to invest in an e-car yet. Fully understandable! Because what could be more annoying than being stranded on the motorway with an empty battery? But new technology and standards promise improvements. About one million e-cars are supposed to be underway on the streets until the year 2020 in Germany. Whereas the registration hybrid cars in 2016Read More
TQ of Robotics
For many people it is still a freaky imagination that robots will penetrate more and more areas of daily life. Others are convinced that the robotics industry in general is going to see a real boom in the upcoming years. In fact, over the last 50 years it has changed a lot in the field where machines take on tasks to support human beings in many ways. And the end of the road has not been reached yet. The new issue of our knowledge magazine “The Quintessence” (TQ) addresses theRead More
Tapdo smart button
Smart home technology and connected devices are penetrating more and more areas of our daily life. Smartphones play a crucial role here, but also remote controls and other interfaces control lighting, heating, music systems, and other connected devices. But what if there was only one device that is able to control everything? There might be relief for you soon. Let’s introduce Tapdo! A team of entrepreneurs from the German university town Münster, consisting of physicists, developers and designers had the idea to create a smart button that lets you controlRead More
Le Connected Camp startups
It’s always the smallest problems that drive us nuts sometimes. People – and you are probably one of those – are frequently confronted with situations when they say: ‘One should indeed invent something for this!’ Who hasn’t yet thought of being an inventor who solves a problem of millions of people with a small but brilliant idea? But in the overwhelming majority of cases it remains only a thought. Does that sound familiar to you? Not as like with the startups we’d like to introduce here in this article. HumanRead More
IoT hero innovation world cup series
Entrepreneurship and Innovation belong to the core values EBV Elektronik stands for and that drive our business and people forward every day. Since many years already we’ve been working on topics, which can now be allocated to the Internet of Things (IoT). Whether sensor technology, connectivity or security, EBV has been continuously active in all these areas for over a decade. Thus, it makes sense then and it is consistent that we started the collaboration with the Innovation World Cup series just recently. More than 10 years ago, Navispace broughtRead More