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.

Insights on the spatial context for the Fontys ICT InnovationLab
9 May 2022 Insights on the spatial context for the Fontys ICT InnovationLab

It is not without reason that the Fontys ICT InnovationLab is located at Strijp T, in the middle of Eindhoven and the beating heart of the Brainport region. The choice for such a location has everything to do with the changing role of education, in connection with the professional field and society. In order to map the effects and development of this, ongoing research is being done into the spatial impact of this unique hybrid learning environment on the users, but also on the neighbours. This is showing many positive signs, and there are also opportunities here.

How do you create a Smart Industry Twin?
31 March 2022 How do you create a Smart Industry Twin?

What can a digital twin mean for an industrial process? The Smart Industry Twin project makes this clear for SMEs. Students built a digital representation of an automated production process in the Smart Industry Twin case study of the project. Teade Punter, work package leader and High Tech Embedded Systems (HTES) lecturer, and Mark Stappers of the Mechatronics & Robotics share insights.

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?