with the field


Jolijn gives a concise description of this sub-theme in the video below.

Description sub-theme

Here, we look at who is collaborating within the InnovationLab, the collaboration with the field, how this is perceived and what potential the Brainport Region offers for more collaboration.

Relationship to research question

This theme is linked to the first and second parts of the main question: What impact does the knowledge environment realised by Fontys University of Applied Sciences ICT (FHICT) at Strijp TQ have on the student success and learning outcomes of students and teachers, knowledge creation and knowledge sharing with industry?
This theme falls under research lines A (educational concept) and B (knowledge creation and transfer). There is a lot of coherence with research line C (spatial context).

Target audience

We surveyed all those directly involved in the InnovationLab and the external market on this theme: students, lecturers, researchers, field partners, companies at Strijp T and companies throughout the Brainport Region.

Research methods

We collected both qualitative and quantitative data using the following methods:

  • In-depth interviews
  • Group interviews
  • Surveys
  • Participatory observation
  • Regular educational evaluations
  • Desk research

Insights and partial conclusions

In the InnovationLab, students and lecturers work together with field partners, researchers and lectors. Since its launch in 2019, the partner base has grown to 25 Partners in Innovation, who are members of the SPARC cooperative. The cooperation is perceived as predominantly positive by all involved. Nevertheless, there is still much to learn and good coordination in terms of working methods, division of roles and intended yield between education and business is important. In the Brainport Region, interest in cooperation and knowledge exchange is high and many interesting relationships can still be established.

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