Engineering and Technology in Practice
The fourth edition of the semi-annual Engineering & Technology in Practice symposium had the distinction of being the first online edition. More than 50 student groups from Fontys University of Applied Sciences Engineering presented, via a virtual event platform, the research projects on which they have collaborated with companies in recent months.
The Fontys Centre of Expertise HTSM rewarded the best project with the HTSM award. The symposium brought a mix of presentations and interactive sessions. During short live presentations, the teams shared the results of their challenging projects with industry, teachers, lecturers and a professional jury. Visitors were able to put together their own program and switch rooms and presentations at any time, as five parallel presentation rooms were used. Over 405 people attended the symposium.
A three-man jury had appointed four nominated teams before the event, who had a chance of winning the HTSM Award and the accompanying cheque worth 500 euros. The jury judged the projects on, among other things, technical content and innovative character. The project team that took home the first prize after careful consideration was the project: Improving the tensile strength Z-direction of 3D prints. A research project that improved the strength of 3D prints in the z-direction in an eco-friendly way. The award was presented by the director Ella Hueting of Fontys Hogeschool Engineering and Kees Adriaanse, program leader of the Fontys Centre of Expertise High Tech Systems and Materials, which had made the award available.
The student teams created short video pitches about their research project. Watch them on YouTube!