July 2014 Yesterday the first stone was laid by Richard van de Sanden, Director of DIFFER, and Rector Magnificus Hans van Duijn for the new institute DIFFER. Both men are listed on the stone; Richard van de Sanden as current director and Hans van Duijn as initiator to bring DIFFER from Nieuwegein to the campus of the Technical University of Eindhoven. The institute is looking with this move for closer connection with the academic world and is located on the campus exactly between the university buildings and the commercial buildings that will appear in the coming years.
Construction of the 12,000 square meter office and research building for the Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research is going smoothly. Facades and roofs are almost wind and waterproof. As planned, construction will be completed later this year.