HighTechXL’s March events: Internship Casting Day, Mentors Reconnect and more

Now through 11 April is an incredibly busy time at HighTechXL, the Netherlands’ premier deeptech accelerator, with three major events at High Tech Campus Eindhoven even before Beyond Tech, one of the biggest tech conferences of the year.

Each event is an opportunity to become deeply embedded in Eindhoven’s ecosystem, which includes the most advanced tech companies in the world. At HighTechXL, we search for the latest deeptech, working with CERN, other advanced research efforts and tech companies. Then we build ventures around their technologies and take them to market. We’re looking for hard-driving people of all ages, and from all disciplines and backgrounds including students.


We developed the HighTechXL Internship Program, a personal and professional development program for university students in the 3rd-year or final year of their physics, innovation sciences, engineering or business programs.

Interns will work with startup teams on diverse assignments, giving them an in-depth view of deeptech in our accelerator program. In addition, you might be involved in other projects such as organizing events, supporting corporate projects or working on tooling development. Interns will also visit some of Eindhoven’s industry-dominant tech companies for day-long immersion in their corporate cultures.

We assign a mentor for valuable one-on-one personal development guidance, and we pair you with a HighTechXL buddy who will help you feel at home on our diverse, multicultural team.

The paid internship lasts three to six months, and interns work a minimum of 24 hours per week.

‍Who we’re looking for:

  • Technology-driven 3rd-year or final year university students with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Students focused on innovation and making a social impact
  • Ambitious people with agile, independent working styles
  • Deep-thinkers open to cross-discipline assignments
  • Personalities who are happy on a dynamic, multicultural team

What’s in it for you:

  • Introduction to CERN technology and other tech sources
  • Close-up view of innovative cultures: startup, corporate, deeptech
  • An engaging learning environment that allows you to become the professional of the future
  • The opportunity to advance from the internship program to the traineeship program
  • A paid internship
  • A cool workplace: High Tech Campus, the smartest square kilometer on earth
  • A stand-out addition to your CV

Casting Day is set for Friday, March 15 from 13:30-17:00 at High Tech Plaza, Building 27, on High Tech Campus.

Send your CV to [email protected]

Here’s the full description of the internship job description.

HighTechXL and High Tech Plaza are part of the Netherlands’ largest integrated startup hub.



March 18: Mentors Reconnect

We are revamping our mentor community and program and will have a mentor briefing at HighTechXL on March 18. Interested in working with startups? Come to the event on March 18 and learn more.

You can register here.

March 25: SmartConnect

Every two months, HighTechXL opens the door to help startups in all domains. The event is done in roundtables by subject, and entrepreneurs get 20 minutes per roundtable session with HighTechXL and community experts on finance, IP, business plan, storytelling/pitching, marketing, etc. It’s a free event and all startups are welcome.

You can register here.

April 11: Beyond Tech

This is our biggest event of the spring, a high tech conference. It will be a day of matchmaking investors and corporates with startups, 25 expert sessions, a massive pitch competition and a lot of networking. You can sign up as a startup wishing to be matched with investors and corporate partners, an investor or corporate partner wishing to be matched with startups, an attendee or a student volunteer.

You can register here.


HighTechXL is the Netherlands’ premier accelerator and is focused on deeptech. HighTechXL is an initiative of the Eindhoven Startup Alliance with ASML, Philips, NTS Group, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, ABN AMRO Bank, Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM), Brainport Development and EY as its members.

HighTechXL works with some of the smartest people in the world with some of the boldest projects. Currently, CERN. HighTechXL teams are working with CERN, the world-famous particle research effort in Switzerland to take cutting-edge CERN technology to market. You can read more about that here.

Since its founding in 2013, HighTechXL startups have an incredible survival rate of 73 percent and have raised more than 60 million euros.

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