Festival programme

Our summer camp is not only a study camp, we believe you participate best if you combine this with a lot of fun. 

Next to our summer camp courses you can enjoy our festival programme built around the courses. The festival programme includes keynote speakers, entertainment and social activities!

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Inspire-U Main Schedule

Day
Lazy games
Time:20:00 - 22:00
Day: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. 

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

Arrival day: check-in

Dinner
Time:18:30 - 19:45
Day: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. 

Campus walk & Activities
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day: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
Day:Fri. 17-08

Check-out

Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
Day:Fri. 17-08

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

Check-out
Time:09:15 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Check-out

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

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

Think Tank Kick-off
Time:10:00 - 11:00
Day: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. 

Lab tours
Time:13:30 - 15:00
Day: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.

Think Tank Brainstorm
Time:17:30 - 18:30
Day: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 - Dividing teams
Time:11:00 - 12:00
Day: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! 

Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
Day:Mon. 13-08

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

Brain games
Time:20:00 - 22:00
Day: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. 

Lunch
Time:12:15 - 13:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

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

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

Arrival day: check-in

Course
Time:15:15 - 17:15
Day:Mon. 13-08

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

Neil Sheridan
Time:09:15 - 10:00
Day: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.

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

Taking the bus to Enschede city centre

Course speaker
Time:13:45 - 14:30
Day:Tu. 14-08
Foodhall Experience
Time:18:30 - 19:45
Day: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! 

Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
Day:Tu. 14-08

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

Course
Time:10:15 - 12:15
Day:Tu. 14-08

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

Course
Time:14:30 - 17:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

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

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

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

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

Strip the citygame: Enschede

Xcore/burn
Time:08:00 - 08:30
Day: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. 

Dinner BBQ
Time:18:30 - 19:45
Day: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. 

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

Keynote Speaker: Rick Hogeboom

Course
Time:10:15 - 12:15
Day:Wed. 15-08

Batch 5 of the respective courses.

Splash the Poolparty
Time:20:00 - 22:30
Day: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
Day:Wed. 15-08
Course
Time:14:30 - 16:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Batch 5 of the respective courses.

Breakfast
Time:08:30 - 09:15
Day:Wed. 15-08

Start your day with a good breakfast. 

B-Kick
Time:08:00 - 08:30
Day: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. 

Lunch & Inspiration Market
Time:12:15 - 13:30
Day: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.

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

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

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

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

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

Time for some lunch!

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

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

Bootcamp
Time:08:00 - 08:30
Day: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
Day: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. 

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

Keynote speaker: Bart Klaassen

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

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

U-Nite Forever
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day: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. 

Check out our Keynote Speakers!
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ACTIVITIES

During InspireU, every day is different. We put a lot of effort in making sure that your experiences during our summer camp are memorable, and we believe that adding a large diversity in the programme plays a large role in achieving that. We don't want you to be bored, but we don't want you to feel overloaded with activitees and schedules either.

The silver lining: everything is possible, nothing is compulsory. Would you rather crash down in a comfy bean bag on the festival site after a tough course and spray your friends with a Super Soaker? Go right ahead! Are you not the type to sit still and do you want to be as active as possible? We've got you covered as well, with activitees to participate in during all times of the day! There is something for everyone. 

Below, you find an example of what an unique day during InspireU can look like. For the specific details, check the general schedule above! 

Breakfast and Sports

The key to waking up effectively and kickstarting your day is excersise. For those up for the challenge, we've organised different workout sessions every morning. A good breakfast is invaluable in this process, making sure you start of the day just right!

Keynote Speakers

During the course of InspireU, we've invited multiple inspiring figures to share their stories. Their respective fields overlap with the different InspireU courses, guaranteeing a story or talk that matches your own interests. Go to the Keynote Speakers.

Courses and Lab tours

Every day, you take part in your respective courses. Next to these courses, tours are organized to the innovative labs of the University of Twente. Check out the labs.

Summer Sports and Barbeque

Good music, good food and good people make up for an excellent afternoon/evening, allowing you to relax and have a great time over food and fun. The festival area is going to be lithered with fun attributes for you to fully exploit! 

Enschede Citygame

Discover the city of Enschede during an exciting city game. In groups you will explore Enschede during a game. Want to know more about Enschede?

Thinktank

InspireU will start with a challenging case on Monday from a real health organization. This health organization will state a modern problem for which a multidisciplinary solution is needed. Therefore you will be divided in a group of four people, which consists of one member of each course. More information about the ThinkTank.

A taste of InspireU!

Get an inmpression of the InspireU activities like the Think Tank, beach volleybal, poolparty, barbecue, visiting the city centre of Enschede and more!