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.

What is needed for succesful hybrid learning?
2 December 2021 What is needed for succesful hybrid learning?

Een fysieke locatie voor samenkomen lijkt erg belangrijk te zijn voor het succes van een authentieke, hybride leeromgeving. Althans, zo blijkt uit de resultaten van het doorlopende onderzoek naar de impact en ontwikkeling van het Fontys ICT InnovationLab tijdens het voorjaarssemester 2021, waarin na corona lockdowns weer (deels) fysiek onderwijs mogelijk was.

Does music help you run better?
23 November 2021 Does music help you run better?

Running is one of the more popular sports in the Netherlands. While running, we listen to music. Special playlists and apps support you. We collect data with wearables; soles, smartwatches and phones, but none of it really helps you to run better. What if we used all this data to help you run better and without injuries?

Are we ready for care robots?
18 October 2021 Are we ready for care robots?

On Wednesday 13 October, De Heer Medicom visited the Fontys ICT InnovationLab to talk about robotics in healthcare. The company has a long history in automation within healthcare institutions and has been exploring the possibilities offered by domotics robots for some time.

Fontys unlocks digital twins for SMEs with Digital Twin Academy
8 September 2021 Fontys unlocks digital twins for SMEs with Digital Twin Academy

Digital twins are revolutionising the manufacturing industry. They make it possible to produce more efficiently and to offer better maintenance and service (also preventively). The technology is there, but the study of its application in the field is in full swing. Fontys University of Applied Sciences ICT participates has joined the international partnership Digital Twin Academy as a research partner. The aim of this joint project is to make the knowledge and applications of digital twins available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).