Fontys ICT InnovationLab
for Applied Research



Universities of Applied Science have a central role in rendering new technologies market-ready through applied research. Applied research questions bridges the knowledge gap between academia and industry by working closely with research groups and business stakeholders. By working together with students, researchers, professors and professionals, we at Fontys ICT InnovationLab accelerate the development of ICT innovations, using the qualities each participant has to offer in creativity, expert knowledge, and business know-how.

Research groups and student projects for Applied Research

The Fontys ICT InnovationLab is where new innovations are created for ICT, which requires applied research. Partners in Innovation, united in SPARC, work closely with students and researchers, providing the questions and challenges that form research projects for our students. At the same time, applied research is done by our professorships in research groups with our research partners, focused on topics like artificial intelligence, robots, human capital, applied games, data & software services and digital communities. This includes long-term research projects funded by NWO grants and contributions from SPARC members. Working as a researcher at Fontys ICT InnovationLab means sharing knowledge, learning, innovating and creating the future with business and the next generation of ICT professionals.



Discover research developments, taking place at Fontys ICT InnovationLab.

'Flower Power' gives look behind the scenes of Fontys ICT InnovationLab
22 April 2021 'Flower Power' gives look behind the scenes of Fontys ICT InnovationLab

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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets boost from Growth Fund
15 April 2021 Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets boost from Growth Fund

The National Growth Fund announced last week that it will make a quarter of its €4 billion budget available to strengthen research and innovation in the Netherlands. Part of that money will be spent on the key technology Artificial Intelligence (AI).

SPARC - booster for future ICT innovation
1 February 2021 SPARC - booster for future ICT innovation

Early january, Fontys School of ICT made an important step forwards in it's continuous cooperation with the Partners In Innovation, united in the cooperation Sharing Platform for Applied Research Cooperation (SPARC).

Dare the Future during ICT in Practice 2021
15 January 2021 Dare the Future during ICT in Practice 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021, the 4th edition of the Fontys University of Applied Sciences ICT (FHICT) symposium ICT in Practice (IIP) will take place. This is the event for and by students, teachers, lectorates, researchers and partners (Partners in Innovation/Education), where knowledge and research results in ICT innovation are shared. This edition, with the theme "Dare The Future", is entirely online.