EuroTeQ Collider: Entrepreneurship & Innovation


About this course

During this innovation-learning journey to enhance your understanding of the societal challenges we face, you will co-create solutions towards a sustainable future.

The Collider is the signature challenge-based co-creation activity of the EuroTeQ project that occured for the first time in Spring 2022. The Collider is based on a process of selecting and working with multi-stakeholder driven ideas and challenges within a selected theme. More information about the specific challenges will be published online via:

The structure of the collider will allow one to form and participate in interdisciplinary – international teams consisting of students and in collaboration with lifelong learners. Together you will work on open-ended challenge-based projects while developing a broad set of skills aiming at improving your capabilities to: a) offer an innovative and entrepreneurial solution that is not only technically et; b) address uncertainty and acting while being out of your comfort zone. At the end of the collider all participants will pitch their results in a European context and have a chance to join the EuroTeQaThon in June. The ultimate goal of these events is to collectively develop solutions and actionable opportunities to create sustainable futures.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Select and apply appropriate design, engineering and business approaches and tools to create an innovative and science-based solution to a real-life challenge.
  • Develop a profound interpretation of a complex, real-life problem and it’s context using a system-thinking approach, taking into account multiple perspectives.
  • Develop a problem-driven, creative and integrative design, demonstrated by a (tangible) prototype harmonizing social desirability, technical feasibility and entrepreneurial viability.
  • Use disciplinary knowledge and expertise in an inter-disciplinary team to develop an innovative and scientifically sound solution in a European context.
  • Communicate your ideas, at different levels of elaboration, via several mediums in an international context to a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Define and regularly reflect on personal and team development.

Required prior knowledge

You must meet one of the following collections of requirements

  • Collection 1
  • Completed Final examination Bsc program
  • Completed none of the course modules listed below
  • EuroTeQ Collider: E&I (1ZVETU10)
  • Collection 2
  • Completed Pre-Master
  • Completed none of the course modules listed below
  • EuroTeQ Collider: E&I (1ZVETU10)

Link to more information

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  • Start date

    3 February 2025

    • Ends
      6 April 2025
    • Term *
      Block GS3
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    • Register between
      15 Nov, 00:00 - 5 Jan 2025
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