Fontys ICT Innovationlab
Businesses and higher education are facing a challenge. ICT as a field of work is developing at an accelerating pace, making traditional methods redundant. Yesterday's knowledge is soon outdated, professionals and students need a new skill set for lifelong learning and development. Fontys ICT InnovationLab is a hybrid learning environment, where co-creation and cooperation facilitate broader knowledge creation and transfer, but also fulfil personal learning goals through shared learning.
Fontys ICT InnovationLab: the hybrid learning environment for ICT professionals
By stimulating research project-based learning in teams that consist of students, teachers, professors and business partners, we are creating a unique open learning environment that enables knowledge to grow. In this hybrid learning setting, each participant is able to form his or her own learning goals and work towards enhancing and expanding their expertise. By experimenting with novel methods, like shared learning teams, we strive to create the possibility for ICT professionals, regardless of their work field position, to keep learning, growing and innovating.
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On Wednesday 7 July representatives of the Ministry of Defence will visit the Fontys ICT InnovationLab. For their visit, they've also invited a delegation from the US Army. This visit to the Brainport region will be about the cooperation in the development of robotisation and autonomous systems, on which a lot of applied research is done within Fontys.
On May 31, 2021, European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel visited Eindhoven together with Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven and State Secretary Mona Keijzer. In her closing speech, Ms Gabriel expressed being impressed by the work of the institutions: "We want a more inclusive programme, and here we have a great example of how to work together with companies, researchers, professionals and young people."
On 31 May 2021, Fontys University of Applied Sciences will be welcoming EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Dutch Minister of Education Ingrid van Engelshoven for a visit to the Fontys ICT InnovationLab. This is the first visit the Commissioner makes since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, on the invitation of minister Van Engelshoven.
During King's Day 2021, Fontys ICT InnovationLab will show how they can measure and monitor biodiversity using drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the 'Flower Power' project. Fontys lecturer AI Gerard Schouten will discuss this from 14:00 - 14:30 with a number of ICT students who have made contributions to the project in various semesters.