Fontys ICT InnovationLab
Fontys School of ICT students enter the Fontys ICT InnovationLab during their third and fourth year. At the Lab they join experienced business professionals and researchers to work on applied research projects straight from the work field. As junior-researchers, students gain direct experience as ICT professionals, learn business soft skills, and experience working alongside various stakeholders. But it's not just a learning exertion; students imagine, create and design the ICT innovations of tomorrow.
Develop future ICT innovations as student at Fontys ICT InnovationLab
As a Fontys School of ICT student, your learning process is not about sitting in classrooms and following lectures. You're in charge of your own learning goals, which you pursue while working on partner projects. At the Fontys ICT InnovationLab, you become a junior ICT professional, working side-by-side with experienced work field professionals with various backgrounds in research, business and other disciplines. Your projects come directly from our Partners in Innovation, leading companies in a variety of industries. This helps you prepare for your future as an ICT professional with the ability to keep learning and imagine new possibilities. It also provides you with the skills needed to function in diverse and international organizations, where presenting, reporting and collaborating are part of your daily tasks. Studying at Fontys ICT InnovationLab prepares you for a future in ICT.
Explore student news from Fontys ICT InnovationLab.
Just imagine standing there... Presenting your project to representatives of the Ministry of Defence, the army, US Army and NATO. This is how the semester ended for Fontys students ICT & Technology Daan van Knippenberg and Wouter Pennings. With their team, they worked for the Ministry of Defence on the project 'Smart Tactical Robot', which they were allowed to present and demonstrate to the aforementioned audience.
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.