InspireU (EN)

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Arrival day: check in
Time:12:00 - 20:00
test label:Sun. 12-08

Arrival day: check-in

Dinner
Time:18:30 - 19:45
test label:Sun. 12-08

After all the early check-ins have arrived, we'll order a bunch of food for all of us to start of our first evening in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Lazy games
Time:20:00 - 22:00
test label:Sun. 12-08

After a long day of travel, we don't want to go too hard on you. We set up a bunch of traditional dutch games to introduce you to some Dutch heritage, but the general theme is to relax and get to know your fellow InspireU participants. 

Campus walk & Activities
Time:14:00 - 17:00
test label:Sun. 12-08

During arrival day, we asked a few University of Twente students to arrange Campus Walks, in which they guide you around the campus of the university and show you the main buildings and their stories. 

Check-out
Time:08:00 - 08:30
test label:Fri. 17-08

Check-out

Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
test label:Fri. 17-08

On this travel day, we'll host a breakfast for the participants that have time for it! 

Check-out
Time:08:00 - 11:00
test label:Fri. 17-08

Check-out

Lunch
Time:12:15 - 13:30
test label:Mon. 13-08

After this informational morning, we'll gather up and have lunch in one of the universities many public food area's. 

Think Tank - Dividing teams
Time:11:00 - 12:00
test label:Mon. 13-08

We'll take an hour to divide the teams, which are made up of members from the different courses. Take some time to get to know each other, and form your first ideas about the case. You might even come up with a bunch of questions, which you can throw at the instructing party right away! 

Lab tours
Time:13:30 - 15:00
test label:Mon. 13-08

Design and discover the future: All the participants that picked "Build your Business" as their course are taken on a tour through the Kennispark (Novel-T), where multiple start-ups and international companies are located.


The intensive lab tour: All the participants that picked the course "Beat of the Body" are being taken on a tour through the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM) on the University of Twente.


Wearable robot lab tour: All the participants that picked "Battle of the Robots"as their course will be taken on a tour through the wearable robotics laboratorium.


The biggest Nano lab tour: All the participants that picked "Biggest Nano Challenges" as their course will be taken on a tour through the MESA+ nanolab on the University of Twente.

Brain games
Time:20:00 - 22:00
test label:Mon. 13-08

After an awesome first day of InspireU, packed with courses and informational goodness, it's time for a bit of community building. In the form of an interactive gameshow (think Mythbusters and Act it Out combined), we challenge the different course groups to battle each other and come up with answers to the many different braincrackers we're offering you. 

Arrival day: check-in
Time:08:00 - 10:00
test label:Mon. 13-08

Arrival day: check-in

Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
test label:Mon. 13-08

On this first real day of InspireU, we're having breakfast with all the participants. 

Think Tank Brainstorm
Time:17:30 - 18:30
test label:Mon. 13-08

Right before dinner, to finish up the day, we've set up some time to meet with your think-tank group again, in order to recap on the day and talk some more about your opinions. Map down and scope the problem offered in the case introduction this morning, and make plans on how to work in the coming days. 

Think Tank Kick-off
Time:10:00 - 11:00
test label:Mon. 13-08

During InspireU, a real life case will set the general theme of the week. During this kick-off, the case will be presented by and nuanced by the instructing party: Het Roessingh Enschede, in an inspirational way. 

Course
Time:15:15 - 17:15
test label:Mon. 13-08

The first classes and lectures of the respective courses take place now. 

Dinner
Time:18:30 - 19:45
test label:Mon. 13-08

After a informative day, we are gathering at the festival tent to enjoy dinner with everyone. 

Bus transfer to city centre
Time:17:45 - 18:30
test label:Tu. 14-08

Taking the bus to Enschede city centre

Course speaker
Time:13:45 - 14:30
test label:Tu. 14-08
Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
test label:Tu. 14-08

A well packed and deserved breakfast after an intense morning to prepare you for this new day. 

Lunch: Food & Science
Time:12:15 - 13:30
test label:Tu. 14-08

During this lunch, a bunch of technical and science demonstrations will be given by Science on Tour. 

Foodhall Experience
Time:18:30 - 19:45
test label:Tu. 14-08

We'll travel to the centre of Enschede to enjoy dinner in one of the most renowned and interesting places the city has to offer: The Twentsche Foodhallen, an international gathering of different food stands where we'll enjoy an awesome dinner! 

Strip the citygame: Enschede
Time:20:00 - 22:30
test label:Tu. 14-08

Strip the citygame: Enschede

Course
Time:10:15 - 12:15
test label:Tu. 14-08

Second batch of course material, depending on your respective courses.

Xcore/burn
Time:08:00 - 08:30
test label:Tu. 14-08

Time to fire up gears a bit! To keep the mental energy stimulated and flowing, we asked a Xcore trainer to light some fire this early morning. In a 30 minute workout, you'll train different parts of your body with various exercises, preparing you for the day to come. 

Course
Time:14:30 - 17:00
test label:Tu. 14-08

The third batch of the course content, varying on your respective course. 

Neil Sheridan
Time:09:15 - 10:00
test label:Tu. 14-08

Neil Sheridan researches entrepreneurial growth, innovation and leadership.  He is co-author of the policy guide “Accelerating Growth:  An Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development Strategy for Michigan.”  Neil is a Board member of the Small Business Association of Michigan and a federal Department of Commerce appointee to the District Export Council in Michigan. He has worked with hundreds of companies on innovation, marketing, financial management, team recruitment, and selling. Neil teaches technology entrepreneurship programs at the University of Twente, the University of Groningen and others.

 

Neil serves as a grant proposal reviewer and instructor for the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Partnerships for Innovation and Industry University Collaborative Research Centers programs.  He was a keynote speaker for the NSF in 2016, speaking at their national conference on his research advised by Drs. A.J. Groen, O. Belousova, R. Harms and M. Ehrenhard.

 

He earned an MBA in Finance at New York University, a Master of Science degree in Information Technology at Kettering (formerly GMI), and a Bachelor degree in International Affairs at Drew University. He is a doctoral researcher with NIKOS / ESIM at the University of Twente.  Neil holds US and EU (Irish) dual citizenship.

Dinner BBQ
Time:18:30 - 19:45
test label:Wed. 15-08

After a day filled with activity and sports, we're organizing a spirited BBQ in order to start the evening with awesome vibes. 

Splash the Poolparty
Time:20:00 - 22:30
test label:Wed. 15-08

Hosted with awesome summer tunes we'll splash a poolparty in the pool on the campus of the University of Twente. 

Course speaker
Time:13:45 - 14:30
test label:Wed. 15-08
Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
test label:Wed. 15-08

Start your day with a good breakfast. 

Lunch & Inspiration Market
Time:12:15 - 13:30
test label:Wed. 15-08

During this lunch, we have arranged a study market The University of Twente's Bachelor programmes are set up to share their information about their respective studies with you, giving you some insight and information about study options at the University of Twente.

Course
Time:14:30 - 16:30
test label:Wed. 15-08

Batch 5 of the respective courses.

B-Kick
Time:08:00 - 08:30
test label:Wed. 15-08

We're kickstarting your day once again with an ultimate workout containing various martial art techniques. It is all in good spirits though, and mainly revolves around having fun on a nice beat. 

Summer Sports
Time:16:30 - 19:45
test label:Wed. 15-08

Bubbleball, slip'n slide and volleyball to have some fun during the barbeque? We think YES! 

Course
Time:10:15 - 12:15
test label:Wed. 15-08

Batch 5 of the respective courses.

Rick Hogeboom
Time:09:15 - 10:00
test label:Wed. 15-08

Keynote Speaker: Rick Hogeboom

Think Tank - The Semi-Finals
Time:15:30 - 16:30
test label:Th. 16-08

During this semi-final, you and your group are presenting in an interactive ways to your fellow InspireU participants and visitors. The group with the highest amount of points gets a shot at presenting in the finals, for an expert Jury. 

Dinner
Time:18:30 - 19:45
test label:Th. 16-08

We are going big on this final dinner, making sure to celebrate our last evening appropriatly! 

U-Nite Forever
Time:20:00 - 23:00
test label:Th. 16-08

After a week full of entertainment and inspiration, we're concluding InspireU with our theme party: U-Nite Forever. Dance to the music, make the most out of the photobooth and share a final evening with your newfound friends. 

Bootcamp
Time:08:00 - 08:30
test label:Th. 16-08

The class in which you run outdoors and perform dozens of strength exercises, using all of the (natural) resources the green campus has to offer. You are led in a group over a route by our BootCampus! instructor. During this class, we challenge you to give your all and to enjoy both the fresh air and all the energy that we generate together!

Think Tank - The grand finale
Time:17:00 - 18:00
test label:Th. 16-08

All the points have been counted, now is the time who is going through to the finals and gets the oppertunity to present for the final Jury. 

Think Tank - Creating Solutions
Time:10:15 - 12:15
test label:Th. 16-08

During this session, you are working with your Think Tank group to create a final solution.

Bart Klaassen
Time:09:15 - 10:00
test label:Th. 16-08

Keynote speaker: Bart Klaassen

Lunch
Time:12:15 - 13:30
test label:Th. 16-08

Time for some lunch!

Think Tank - Building & finalizing solutions
Time:13:30 - 15:00
test label:Th. 16-08

During this time, you are finalizing your solutions for the Think tank, and are coming up with an unique way to present it. 

Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
test label:Th. 16-08

Start your day with a good breakfast after a fun evening and an energetic morning