University Innovation Fellows

Think-tank acting independently but in cooperation with the CVB and the rest of the University of Twente

The University Innovation Fellows (UIF) of the University of Twente are a remarkable group of students that have all completed Stanford's d.school UIF program. This program empowers students around the world to become change agents in higher education. 

Our team

Left to right, top to bottom: Sevim Aktas, Mélanie Droogleever Fortuyn, David Goedicke, Rianne Hagen, Arian Hohmann, Wim Kamerman, Sarah Roediger, Lennart van de Velde, Titus Venverloo and Elisabeth de Vijlder

Sevim Aktas                           

ongoing projects

European Meetup

We're organizing a 4-day University Innovation Fellows European Meetup during the summer of 2018! Check out this page for more information on the event, organization, registration and more!

Keep Talent in Twente

In cooperation with the Gemeente (municipality) we're working on keeping talented students in Twente after graduation. 

Internationalisation

We're moving towards a more international university. We asked ourselves how we might be a pioneer in internationalisation by looking at three perspectives: education, housing and activism. We connect people that can make a change and share best practices with other universities.

JobTeaser

The 2nd cohort found the need for an increase in clarity of extra-curricular opportunities open to students on campus. However, they soon discovered that a comparable initiative is already underway, being led by career services and the student union. The university is working with the company Jobteaser for this initiative, which is a website hosting a network of companies offering jobs and internships to students at universities worldwide. Once this platform is implemented and successful on campus, we hope to add opportunities from the university such as student team, research assistant, and project vacancies.

Landscape Canvas

During the UIF training, every cohort must update their campus’ landscape canvas, which is a comprehensive overview of all innovation and entrepreneurship activities taking place on campus. At the UT and in the region, such an overview has shown to be very sought after and valuable. Therefore, efforts need to be made to format this overview in a more clearly structured manner than the excel sheet for training. Once complete, this overview will act as one of our think-tank’s value propositions which we could use as a revenue stream.