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Summer school: Leaders of Innovation and Impact

want to be able to make an impact or improve your skills in doing so? 

Do you want to make a mark on your university? Do you want to innovate new technologies that can change thousands of lives? Throughout this track you will discover and develop your creative skills to become a leader in this ever changing world, where students are gaining a stronger voice in the challenges of tomorrow. These challenges require students to lead innovation and entrepreneurship that has a positive impact on the future of our planet. By integrating the technical and the social, this track will dive into the tools you need to affect change.

This track is designed by students for students, where we can share our experiences, get out of our comfort zones and start learning new things and developing our skills together. The track features company visits where you meet leaders in the industry, and talks by young entrepreneurs who will tell you about the do’s and don'ts of kickstarting your entrepreneurial journey. You will talk with influential local stakeholders who will teach you how to be strategic in your communication. You will explore sustainable development in the region as well as innovation and entrepreneurship practices in some of Europe’s leading companies. You will use design thinking to understand stakeholder needs and develop sustainable solutions. Let’s join forces and develop our generation into the leaders that our future deserves!  

For impressions of last year, check out our aftermovie !

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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Day
Meet your Buddy
Time:20:00 - 21:30
Day:Sun. 12-08

Meet your CuriousU buddy!

Jogging & sightseeing campus
Time:15:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both! Jogging around campus will start 15:00 and 17:00


Don't want to do some sports, but you do want to see some cool locations on campus? During the sightseeing activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide. Tours start at 16:00 and 21:00.

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Lunch: Lab tours
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch you can go an our famous (university) lab tour. You can do one of the following lab tours: Behavioral Management and Sciences Lab, Wearable Robotics Lab, combined tour in AeroAcoustic WindTunnel & Rapid Prototyping Lab, NanoLab or the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast & keynote: Parya Pasha Zade Monajjemih
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speaker Parya Pasha Zade Monajjemih over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. Parya Pasha ZadeMonajjemih. Parya Pasha Zadeh Monajjemi, a Geoinformatics engineer specialized in spatial data management and GIS analysis with a keen interest in geo-visual analysis of movement data for understanding human behavior in the context of modern cities.  

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

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and have some discussion and exercises on the topic.

Beach volleyball tournament & BBQ
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

Together with your team you can join the Beach volleyball tournament!

Dinner: BBQ buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

We serve you a fantastic BBQ!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day.

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Check-out
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

Have a breakfast first.

Lunch: happy as a child
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch you can be a child again and hit each other with water pistols! A famous CuriousU event :-)

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Escape rooms
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

Play a games in our fascinating escape rooms!

Breakfast & keynote: Stefan Kuhlmann
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to Stefan Kuhlmann over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

We will serve buffet tonight!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Grolsch Summer Sounds - City centre
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Th. 16-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment @Grolsch summer sounds

Lunch: C- your future & pinatas
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.During this lunch you'll get introduced to the programmes (MSc and BSc) that are being teached at the University of Twente. Furthermore you will have the chance to experience a latin american tradition by breaking a pinata! 

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Th. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast & keynote: Jochem Godlberg
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Th. 16-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Th. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Dinner: Happy Italy
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Th. 16-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Band night & Karaoke
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent!

Lunch: Dutch olympics
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

During this lunch you'll do some typical Dutch games.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast & keynote: Sofie Berghuis
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Pubquiz
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

We will host a cool pubquiz.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 18-08

Have a breakfast first.

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Lunch: dancing
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can join a dancing workshop.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Movie night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

Breakfast & keynote: Edwin Dertien
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspiration speaker over breakfast. 

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch: Blind tasting & VR Parachute
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can try the blind tasting activity and of course the VR parachute is simulation activity. 

Lean simulation game
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing a lean simulation game and VR Parachute.

Breakfast & keynote: Bart Klaassen
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspiration speach!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Closing ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2018 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Breakfast & keynote: Neil Sheridan
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

Lunch: graffiti workshop
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During that lunch break you also have the chance to do some graffiti!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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 course aims

  • Identify opportunities for positive change and innovation
  • Understanding the organizational conditions and system of your university and its main stakeholders
  • Develop critical reflection skills
  • Add creative value to a team
  • (Further) develop creative and design thinking skills
  • Develop prototyping skills to better communicate your ideas
  • Designing and implementing approaches to bring your ideas into reality
  • Becoming aware of relevant go/no go criteria for innovation
  • Be inspired by (reflections on) best practices
  • Be able to present your ideas through convincing pitch

COURSE CONTENT

  • Inspiring presentations of young entrepreneurs who will honestly reflect on the do’s and don’ts of their innovation approaches
  • Series of workshops that will train your skills regarding
  • Identifying stakeholder needs
  • Design thinking
  • Critical reflection and reframing
  • Skills on how to turn your ideas into reality
  • Prototyping
  • Pitching your ideas 

Course leader

Mascha van der Voort Professor Human Centred Design

 COURSE DETAILS

  • Target group: advanced bachelor students
  • Course leader: Mascha van der Voort 
  • Credits: 2 ECTS for successfully completing the summer school

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you need to know more, we have information available about the fee & programme, an admission checkregistration & paymentvisaaccomodation and the terms & conditions.