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Erik de Bruijn
Attended University of Tilburg, Netherlands
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Erik de Bruijn got his masters degree in Information Management at the University of Tilburg. In the course of his studies he has been implementing the academic teachings into two IT companies, which he co-founded, resulting in dynamic and knowledge intensive companies. The companies almost exclusively profit from use and development of open source software.
Erik has a passion for technology, especially technologies that potentially have disruptive effects. Since early 2008, Erik has been fully immersed in the RepRap project. RepRap is a collaborative, open source effort to create a machine that can create objects of arbitrary shape, including copies of its own parts. In may 2008, Erik was one of the first RepRappers to replicate functional parts and in 2009 to replicate a full machine (RepRap Darwin). The replication and open source aspects serve as enablers for a unique form of distributed innovation that was previously only seen in software and (virtual) open content. Besides being a core developer for the project, he gives lectures on distributed innovation and hands-on workshops on how to assemble your own copy of this machine.
He is currently involved in a research project with Eric von Hippel (MIT) and Jeroen de Jong (E.I.M.) to assess knowledge transfers between actors in the additive manufacturing industry. In 2011 he co-founded Ultimaker BV, a company that develops and sells a fast, large build volume, open-source 3D printer: the Ultimaker.

Talks:
  • 2015 TED Global (or at least that's on my bucket list :) )
  • 2014-09 MakerCon keynote: "The other side of open source", Queens, NY, USA (video)
  • 2014 CUTEC Talk.
  • 2013-01 DLD 2013 in München on "The 3D printing and manufacturing revolution"
  • 2012-04 A talk + demo on: Mass customization (Biel, Switzerland)
  • 2011-11 How Do You Do - STRP Festival (NL)
  • 2011-11 Wikimedia Conference (NL)
  • 2011-10 First speaker at 3D printing event (video)
  • 2011-08 FAB7, Lima, Peru. Together with Joris van Tubergen (presentation)
  • 2011-02 NLLGG meeting (Dutch Linux User group), Utrecht, NL.
  • 2011-02 High-T. Presentation and demo (organised by Fontys and Tilburg University, including an Ultimaker demo)
  • 2011-01 Guest Lecture at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
  • 2010-12 BOTACON, New York City, USA (announced here)
  • 2010-11 Demo'd Ultimaker at TEDxAmsterdam
  • 2010-11 Speaker at Fourth Annual Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit, FSCONS 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden (video, slides)
  • 2010-10-09 "Night of the Nerds" talk and demo at the Nemo Museum in Amsterdam
  • 2010-08 The 6th International FabLab Conference: FAB6, day 4: Acadamic day. Together with Adrian Bowyer (video) and Rhys Jones. More info... Slides. Wednesday workshop: Building a 3D printer.
  • 2010-06 Open Community Camp 2010 (talk and demo)
  • 2010-04 European Space Agency (ESA). Representing RepRap together with Rhys Jones from Bath University. Topic: self-replicating flexible manufacturing tools and Additive Manufacturing and its applications in the space sector.
  • 2010-04 Speaking at SHiFT Portugal. Also hosting a tech workshop. Slides and comments, here.
  • 2010-03 MIT Innovation Lab, Talk on my RepRap and Open Hardware research at MIT Sloan School of Management,Cambridge, MA, USA (slides)
  • 2010-02 FOSDEM 10, Brussels (Demo. Talk by Adrian Bowyer)
  • 2010-01 Guest Lecture at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL.
  • 2009-11 NPOX new media festival (demo), Hilversum, NL
  • 2009-11 Innovation centered conference at Essent, Den Bosch, NL
  • 2009-11 The Emergence of Innovation Communities in Open Hardware, Nottingham University, UK
  • 2009-11 Media Ecologies, Salford University,  Manchester, UK
  • 2009-10 PHILIPS Corporate Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation Masterclass, Deurne, NL (talk)
  • 2009-08 Hacking At Random, On-stage demo during main track. Speakers: Adrian Bowyer and Neil Gershenfeld, Vierhouten, NL
  • 2009-06 Reboot 11 in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2008-11 The Wikimedia Conference (Wikipedia), Utrecht, NL
Interviews / other coverage:
  • 2012-02 Financieel Dagblad (link)
  • 2011-11 Z@PPLIVE TV (video)
  • 2011-10 Eindhovens Dagblad (Ultimaker in renowned Dutch newspaper)
  • 2011-08 EenVandaag (Ultimaker on Dutch TV)
  • 2011-07 NRC (renowned Dutch national newspaper)
  • 2011-07 BNR Digitaal (Dutch national radio, listen here)
  • 2011-07 Linux magazine: Van ontwerp naar 3D-printer
  • 2011-06 Make Magazine (online) and Hack-a-day.
  • 2011-02 Popular dutch TV talkshow, 3D printing live on: De Wereld Draait Door
  • 2011-02 Dutch Newspaper: Het Parool
  • 2010-12 Interview on BNR New Radio "DenkTank" (Dutch) (hier te beluisteren)
  • 2010-11 Interview at TEDxAmsterdam by Business News Radio (BNR).
  • 2010-10 Interview BN De Stem, Eindhovens Dagblad, De Stentor, etc.
  • 2010-10 Interview in VPRO Guide (hardcopy) and on their website.
  • 2010-10 Interview for Kennislink.nl (link).
  • 2010-08 Interview in Bright Magazine: online article (text only)
  • 2010-04 Interview in Dutch radio show "Met 't oog op morgen" (ca. 300,000 audience, weblog, player, mp3)
  • 2010-04 Dutch Newspaper "Trouw": two page article
  • 2010-03 Interview Reformatorisch dagblad (two page article)
  • 2010-03 Omroep Brabant (Hot en Gespot, youtube video)
  • 2010-02 Dutch National news: NOS Journaal op 3 (view it via Youtube)
  • 2010-02 Dutch Newspaper article in NRC and NRC.next (also: video interview on NRC.next weblog)
  • 2009-12 Dutch article in Intermediair
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Cars, car seats, apartments, bedrooms, equipment, etc. All can be shared. And people are also sharing their 3D printing capacity through +3D Hubs​ ! (Such as from an +Ultimaker​ desktop manufacturing tool)
Zipcar’s founder says why the Peer ecosystem will tap incredible abundance
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Nice read ;) and thanks for a mention!
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Check out my video interview of Sprint Performance who use 3D printing on an Ultimaker 2 to enhance performance and reduce weight of a high power moped. They are racing and winning prizes internationally!
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Our friends from #iGo3DRussia made an amazing print with their Ultimaker 2! Great job guys!
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Thinking about a #Mothersday gift? Look no further! Print your own air printed flowers :) Read how and download the files: http://ultim.kr/drooloop
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Awesome steampunk e-Nable had by +Ultimaker​ community member Valcrow.
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+Philips medical and +Ultimaker  #3Dprinting allow going from MRI-data to real physical medical models of a patient. Check out this highlights video the ISMRM medical conference in Toronto http://ultim.kr/1TPXwiP
For background info, see this post: https://ultimaker.com/en/stories/view/16817-organs-visualized-through-3d-printed-mri-scans
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"XYZ Workshop + Ultimaker Stole the Show" +MAKE : http://ultim.kr/LY558T #fashion  
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Nice strawberry printed on an Ultimaker in ColorFabb's Transparent Red
http://colorfabb.com/red-transparent
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3D Printed - Cross
was entirely printed on my personal Ultimaker 2.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/16689501/Unholy-Cross-3D-Printed

Not a bad print
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