Embrace Technology, Entrepreneurship & Creativity

September, February
20 weeks
Contact hours
20 - 25 per week
  • About us
  • Our program
  • Minor orientation
  • You and us
  • How to apply
  • Contact us

Join Embrace TEC minor programme at Fontys Pulsed!

Embrace TEC stands for technology, entrepreneurship, and creativity. It is a challenge-based minor programme for discovering your purpose and talents, or possibly even bring your business idea to life. You get to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary groups in an innovative learning environment at Fontys Pulsed.

During this minor, you solve meaningful real-life challenges, connect with industry experts and develop skills that make you a front-runner in the professional field. You learn about design-based working, and you have an opportunity to explore diverse technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting, AI, and VR (no prior experience required).

Come and experience our unique approach to education!

How it works?

The first five weeks of the minor are called detox weeks, during which you learn out of the traditional way of education and set clear learning goals for the rest of the program. After the detox weeks, you choose the main track: business and entrepreneurship or personal purpose.

Our approach to education is radically student-centered, which means that you can influence what you get out of the minor program. You set your learning goals and focus, and we offer you the tools, platform, and support.

How do we educate you?

We believe the learning process is more important than the outcome, so we spend time working on meaningful real-life challenges instead of passively teaching from textbooks and measuring your learning process with exams.

At Pulsed, we understand and value your free time. We have three contact days at the location during this minor, and how you spend the rest of the days is up to you.

Come and experience our unique approach to education!

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(Online) Minor orientation week

Right now there are no events planned.

But let's have coffee together! You are always welcome to visit us. Find us in R10, first floor (Fontys Rachelsmolen).

What we expect from you

  • You are open to discover your personal and professional purpose
  • You are keen to learn what are your top talents and how to best use them
  • You have an open mind to jump in a programme where your perfomance is not measured with exams and grades
  • You can take responsibility in a return for freedom and flexibility we offer

What you can expect from us

  • We make you part of a multicultural and multidisciplanary group of students
  • We provide you with meaningful real-life challenges to work on during your minor
  • We offer a lot of personal and professional coaching possibilities
  • We take you in our strong community where you can feel like home

What is it like to study at Fontys Pulsed?

We believe it is important to create a dynamic and open learning environment in which students from different cultures, nationalities and disciplines come together. A place where everyone feels at home. In order to achieve this, we (re)shape and (re)create this unique and modular/flexible environment together with our students.

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Students are taking a break in between the hard work at our chill area.

Fail forward

Failing forward requires support, guidance, and most importantly, the time and space to reflect on you fantastic fails. This subtle shift from failure to failing can reduce the fear of failure that discourage students from exploring.

 “We want you to revise and iterate based on what you learned from failing – all on a path to real success.”

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Laure explains design-based working and teaches students how this method helps to fail forward.

Spark your fascination

We believe that good ideas start with your own fascination. This creative spark can start from empathy, but sometimes It is also the problem or the process that is close to you that gets you started.

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A modular pedal board for guitarists, which is the result of a project that started from someones fascination with guitar playing and the struggles with existing pedal boards.

Personal coaching

As a student you will have your own personal coach during this educational programme. We believe that if you are comfortable with yourself, you will achieve and learn more. Together with your coach you will work on discovering and forming your personal identity.

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One of the coaches of Pulsed is talking about a project with a student in a one-on-one feedback session.

The student experience

Watch the videos to get a feel of how it is to study at Pulsed. You will also learn why love to wear slippers in our Pulsed space!

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    How to apply as an exchange student

    Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. Please take a look at  this website to see how it works. 

    How to apply as a Dutch student

    Dutch students, apply for this minor via https://www.kiesopmaat.nl

    How to apply as a Fontys student 

    You have to register yourself for the minor in Progress.

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    AddressRachelsmolen 1, 5612 MA Eindhoven
    ContactGert van der Stelt

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    Name: Gert van der Stelt
    E-mail: embracetec@fontys.nl
    Website: https://www.fontyspulsed.com/

    Great Minds Wanted

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    Meet Our Experts

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