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.
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.
Collaborating with industry is nothing new for FHICT. "We've been doing that for about 13 years with our Partners in Education," said Suzanne van Kuijk, Program Manager of the InnovationLab. "That enduring collaboration ensures informed feedback on the curriculum and keeps us up-to-date on what's going on in the corporate ICT landscape. So that we can respond well to the ever-evolving market."
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.