Embrace Technology, Entrepreneurship & Creativity
- September, February
- 20 weeks
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- 20 - 25 per week
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MINOR - EMBRACE TEC
technology + entrepreneurship + creativity
EMBRACE is our flagship minor program that runs twice a year, in one of the smartest regions in the world - Brainport Eindhoven. Twenty power-packed weeks of raw action. During the program you will undergo a diverse set of activities/challenges that you face either individually or in a group. Learn by Doing, Solve Meaningful Challenges, Design Real Prototypes, Take Field Trips, Connect with Industry Experts, Work in Multi-cultural, Cross-disciplinary teams and transform into a Self Directed Professional.
Eligibility: 3rd/4th year tech and non-tech students
The EMBRACE program can now also be followed fully online for 30 ECTS.
We train self-directed professionals who should be of value to different companies and across industries. Because we have multidisciplinary learning groups in all programs, we also like to visit different business contexts. We want you to discover what these companies do in the field of technology, creativity and (social) entrepreneurship.
In the educational programme, we often work together with young entrepreneurs. They are starting their own company and can share their fuck-ups with you and of course they can inspire you to start your own company. Some of them started their own business during the Embrace TEC program.
INSPIRING TEC EXPERTS
Who is more up-to-date than an expert who helps organisations all over the world in their field of expertise? Indeed, our TEC fellows! These experts are nationally or internationally acclaimed experts who will give you in-depth workshops in our programme.
What we expect from you
- We expect you to enjoy working on challenges. These challenges lie in the field of cooperation with people from other disciplines and backgrounds, but also with contexts and users for whom you are going to design.
- You want to proactively take control of your own professional future. We take you with us to numerous innovative organisations around technology, creativity or innovative forms of business making.
- The moment you integrate your fascinations and hobbies with our education and are open to making mistakes and learning from them, we know for sure that this is going to be a crazy time.
What you can expect from us
At home feeling
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.
Students are taking a break in between the hard work at our chill area.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
One of the coaches of Pulsed is talking about a project with a student in a one-on-one feedback session.
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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