The 1st edition of Congress The Journey of the Needle was held in Maastricht the Netherlands 8-9 Oktober 2016. TJotN objective is to focus on the use of acupuncture needles in Healthcare.

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evoluon eindhoven

The choice for this years congress venue Evoluon Eindhoven hasn’t been accidental. The dutch Evoluon is the iconic place to be in The Netherlands when it comes to sharing of (scientific) knowledge and innovation.

Read here some of its history.
During the past decades, The Dutch Evoluon Eindhoven has had various destinations. In the first place, dr. Ir. Frits Philips (from Philips* company) had in mind a permanent exhibition space for the general public.
Years later, the Evoluon got a new destination. The futuristic building started to function as the Philips Competence Center. From this capacity, the Evoluon has grown to the multifunctional conference center and event location that it is now.

Opening Evoluon Prins Bernhard, Philips FJ, 24-9-1966 Left Prince Bernhard, right Frits Philips
“It would be wonderful if the Evoluon became a meeting place where people can share and exchange their knowledge, experiences, enthusiasm and inspiration in a way that pays off on multiple fronts, socially and economically.”
Frits Philips
CEO of Philips 1961-1971
Visionary & initiator Evoluon


*Philips is a Dutch technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting. It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891, by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik. It is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and employs around 105,000 people across more than 60 countries. Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s lives and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum.

The Philips Company was founded in 1891, by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik. Frederik, a Jewish banker based in Zaltbommel, financed the purchase and setup of an empty factory building in Eindhoven, where the company started the production of carbon-filament lamps and other electro-technical products in 1892. This first factory has been adapted and is used as a museum which might be of your interest to visit