The symposium will be filled with numerous readings and cases. Take a look at the program.

What you get:

New insights as a Mechanical Engineer in the world of sports and high-performance engineering.
Possibility to get in contact with companies during the market during the lunch
A goodie bag with goods worth more than €7,50
A full-blown lunch
Drinks afterwards


Members of study association W.S.G. Isaac Newton enjoy a royal discount with a ticket price of just €7,50. For others interested tickets cost €20,-. Note: becoming a member of W.S.G. Isaac Newton not only provides you with free coffee in the Horst but is also cheaper than buying a ticket as non-member as a yearly membership is only €4,25.


What: Symposium: “Designing for the Win!” by W.S.G. Isaac Newton
When: 13th of december from 9:00 to 16:00
Where: University of Twente, building the Horst
Costs: €7,50 for members of W.S.G. Isaac Newton. €20,- for others




Mission: We make you faster!

We innovate, design, fabricate, promote and sell sports clothing for cyclists, triathletes, runners, ice skaters and optimise their performance. Winning is a state of mind, thoroughly prepared. Everyone that has his/her sport as a passion is an athlete. Biodynamics, aqua-dynamics, and aerodynamics are co-defining factors in the speed and performance of the athlete. It’s in the DNA of Bioracer to innovate and improve the performance of the athlete.


SciSports makes scientific progress accessible and available for any professional football organization. We advise and build solutions to provide them with the competitive edge they need to maintain or improve their ranking and status. For example: SciSports developed the SciSkill model to determine the value and potential of football players. The SciSkill helps us to find great and/or undervalued players by benchmarking them according to similar players. The SciSkill model is based on the influence of players on their team results. You can find more information about the SciSkill on our blog.

Jasper Reenalda

“Innovations in (real-time) movement analysis of runners.”

Jasper is a movement scientist (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2002) promoted in Biomechanics in Mechanical Engineering (University of Twente 2009) working at Roussigh Research and Development. He is a senior researcher on the research topic of: “Analysis of posture and movement”. The focus of his research is on the analysis of human movement (from both a biomechanical and an exercise physiological perspective in the field of rehabilitation and sport. The central theme is the effect of fatigue on exercise patterns in relation to the development of injuries (mainly on running) and the monitoring, analysis and training of kinematics outside the laboratory with the help of inertial sensors.



”How to control uncontrolled power”

Eaton is a power management company. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services.

“Design for the win” in sports is synonym for controlling power on the edge and sometimes over the edge. In switching and distribution of electrical energy we have to control power in a safe way, but sometimes we have to deal with uncontrolled power. This power is released in the form of an electrical arc leading to an explosion inside the installation. In this case we are looking for means to control this explosion and keep it inside the installation to ensure the safety of people in its vicinity.

Richard van der Sluis

”Methods to speed up ice-skaters.”

In his MSc graduation project Richard did research for faster speed skating suits. For this he examined the question: “Is it correct in the research for faster speed skating suits to assume that a circular cylinder is -aerodynamically- equal to a human arm or leg?” He created wind tunnel setups for measurements of pressure distributions of a cylinder and mannequin leg. Ultimately, these setups have been used to test fabrics used by the national Dutch speed skating team.