ISP innovation and entrepreneurship processes 2022-2023 semester 2

About the course

ISP innovation and entrepreneurship processes (1ZM150) aims toward challenge-based, project-based learning in interdisciplinary student teams, working on open-ended assignments in close interaction with high-tech companies and societal organizations. The course combines the design and engineering of a product/service/system and new business development.

The course involves no lectures, but studio style group work, self-study and personal and team development. Several out-of-the box workshops will be given (effectual cooking, survival game, Woensel West validation, visual thinking, book-a-ton, pitching training, dare-to-fail workshop, and tools workshop). Students are in the lead in their learning processes. The course is part of educational innovation in TU/e innovation Space, which is modelled after Aalto University’s Design Factory, Parsons Paris' Makelab and Civic design lab, Stanford University’s D. School, and MIT’s Media Lab.

Schedule & registration

  • This course (1ZM150) is a semester course in timeslot D.
  • The lessons take place on Wednesday (13:30-17:50h) and Friday (09:00-12:30h).
  • The course starts in Q1 and Q3.
  • The subscription deadlines are similar to the ones of other courses.
  • Subscription for 1ZM150 is possible on Osiris.

Want to know more about this course? Sign up for the ISP Info event on 20 Dec 2022 before 17 Dec 2022.

ISP Challenges 2022 - 2023 Semester 2

Scroll down for an overview of the challenges that TU/e innovation Space offers during semester 2 of the academic year 2022-2023. 

1. Uber Health

Challenge owner: AAG

Summary: Home care is currently organized in a very suboptimal way. Because of this, travel times for care workers can be substantial, and those in need of care are not flexible in choosing the right care worker for their specific context. Can you develop a (business) concept that allows for more flexibility in unplanned home care? What would the pros and cons of your concept be, and how should it be implemented?

2. Robotizing the repair process

Challenge owner: ABS

Summary: The car repair process is a handmade job. Nowadays and in the future there will be a tremendous lack of technicians. We think that a part of our repair process can be done by robots. Car manufacturers have a lot of robots in their process. Is it possible to do the sanding(or the painting) of the repair by a robot?

3. Smart inspections of public space

Challenge owners: Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) in collaboration with Velotech Solutions & Team IGNITE

Summary: Velotech Solutions specializes in detecting multiple objects in the public space at once. Site inspections are conducted by bicycle, video & LiDAR camera’s as well as Artificial Intelligence. Current solutions include inspections of public lighting, roads, traffic signs and litter in the city. We are interested in extending the functionality of our bike inspections, as well as new applications that contribute to social and traffic safety. 

4. Complex data visualization with Simulated Reality 

Challenge owner: Dimenco

Summary: Dimenco specializes in immersive (3D) visualization technology without the need for wearables (glasses, HMD, gloves, controllers, etc.). A potential application area of Dimenco’s technology is in the field of complex data visualization and analysis. This form of visualization can help a user to easier and faster understand the complexity of the data or object. Examples are scan data in the oil and gas industry, medical imaging, and molecular modeling. By using Dimenco’s technology complex data can really ‘come to live’ for the user. 

5. A sustainable data management ecosystem

Challenge owner: Medicine for Business B.V. (MfB)

Summary: Current BMs have shortcomings for innovators who promote their expert consultancy services. Particularly in data-management/analytics, this is even more challenging because of ever-changing expectations due to large-scale digitalization and products-to-service transformations. In this project, students are encourages to develop & test CVPs in the field of data & analytics consultancy (within healthcare). Ideally, the CVPs offer a powerful tool for successful service-focused consultancy work. 

6. Shape the future with Photonic Integrated Circuits 

Challenge owners: EHCI (Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute), PhE (Photonics Society Eindhoven)

Summary: You can see in your daily life that we are not sustainable enough. However, you notice that each day companies demand faster communications. What would you say if I stated that new technology exists to achieve both? Photonic Integrated Circuits is a technology that harnesses the power of light to create energy-efficient, faster, and more accurate microchips. It enables new functionalities to achieve a more sustainable world. Do you want to be part of this revolution applying this to Smart Cities? 

7. Football Pitch of the Future

Challenge owner: PSV Eindhoven

Summary: One of the core values of PSV Eindhoven is innovation. PSV is always looking for smart ideas and possibilities to develop and be one step ahead. This is why the PSV Academy has created an Innovation Pitch where the newest state of the art tools and training methods will be developed and tested. Together with Innovation Space, PSV is looking for these smart and “out of the box” ideas to help to reach their goals on their own way. 

8. Moving Towards Sustainable Travel

Challenger owner: TU/e

Summary: Lots of our research at TU/e champions sustainability! But what is the carbon footprint of this work? The Low Carbon Travel Initiative needs your help! We challenge you to create a decision-making support tool that can assist academics to make low-carbon choices when travelling for work. Join us and help make TU/e work travel more sustainable!