16-21 August 2018. University of twente. the netherlands

With this 4-day meetup, you will experience the University of Twente’s way of working, thinking and producing solutions and ideas. Using design thinking methodologies developed by our DesignLab, you will be equipped with artifacts and skills you can use immediately  when you return to your own university!

The University of Twente has been awarded the classification of best technical and the most entrepreneurial university of The Netherlands in 2017. As we have an amazing campus where students are encouraged to think out of the box and into the future, we have become Europe’s leading university in innovation and entrepreneurship. With our motto of High Tech, Human Touch we have a successful record of student driven real-world impact. This is due to the university’s extensive Innovation&Entrepreneurship ecosystem. From our student-run makerspaces, to our startup incubators, to our executive board, they all share the value of student driven change. The UT has developed many innovative approaches to education, innovation and entrepreneurship, and we'd love to share this knowledge with other University Innovation Fellows.


An overview of the program can be found in this PDF :)


The UIF European Meetup fee is €100. This covers accommodation, food and the full program. More information about the accommodation can be found here. The only additional things you need to pay are your travel costs (plane & train tickets) and personal costs such as your travel insurance.

Additionally you can combine the UIF Meetup with CuriousU, a one-of-a-kind combination of a summer school and a festival. For an additional €450 (regular tickets starting at €675!) you can join the CuriousU program as well. CuriousU starts August 12, which means you can spend 10 days at our campus, everything included, for €550. Check out this page for more information on CuriousU or watch the aftermovie below.

The following infographic shows what a combined program (UIF Meetup + CuriousU) would look like. 

Faculty Sponsors can join as well. However, we can’t offer funding for them. Please contact us (meetup@universityinnovationfellows.eu) if you are a faculty sponsor (or a representative) for more information.

After registration, we will open our payment platform mid-March. You pay either €100 for the UIF European Meetup, or €100 + €450 for The UIF European Meetup and your CuriousU program. Sounds good?! Then go get your funding all sorted out and register as soon as possible!


Housing is arranged in collaboration with CuriousU. A tent is included in the standard price, but upgrades are available. You can find more information on CuriousU housing here. Of course you're free to organize your own accommodation as well. Please let us know if that's the case. 


Please register at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/9IJfp99GDsiul0q53. Only 30 students can join so be sure to sign up fast!