University Innovation Fellows

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Welcome to University Innovation Fellows Twente (UIF Twente)

University Innovation Fellows, trained by Stanford's d.school, empower students around the world to become agents of change in higher education. Fellows create opportunities that help their peers unlock their creative potential and develop the design-centred mindset required to take on complex challenges in today’s world. Fellows are students of all majors and academic levels – from freshmen to PhDs – who want to shape the future of education.

We, the University Innovation Fellows of Twente, made it our mission to empower students at our university to make a change in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship ecosystem of the University of Twente.

Find out more about UIF at the About UIF page!

Our team

We are a large team with 43 Fellows from 8 different cohorts. Do you want to get to know us? Check out our UIF Twente family.

Running Projects

Sustainability dialogues

A series of dialogue meetings among different stakeholders within the university. Representatives of the Strategy and Policy, Marketing & Communication, Sustainability & Development and other university departments are involved in this dialogue.


The vision for the project is to have sleeping capsules with a booking system so that students can get 15-30 min sleep within a day in this way 'recharging the brain'. Before purchasing expensive capsules, the cohort tests the hypothesis by building a low-tech version of the nap space that includes 'levitating' beds and space dividers.

Innovate your education

Innovating our educational system and the educational content is something that both students, professors and institutions as well as the society as a whole care about. As an entrepreneurial university, the University of Twente has set innovation in education in the center of its operations, by creating events on building new creating ideas, entrepreneurial and negotiation trainings, taking part in the European Consortium for Innovative Universities and much more.


Student wellbeing and community building are important for a university ecosystem. To develop that feeling, multiple social activities were organized, attempting to bring the students together and to raise their spirit of belongingness among each other. 

Want to see more of what we are working on and what we have done? Take a look at our projects page!


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In case you have any questions, then you can contact us via contact@universityinnovationfellows.nl or reach out to one of our active Fellows. We're happy to help!