The EnschedeLAB is there to bring city and student together. With real issues that live in Enschede, we challenge students from the University of Twente, Saxion Hogeschool, ROC van Twente and AKI/ArtEZ to collaborate across the boundaries of their institution on innovative solutions that help the city move forward.

About the EnschedeLAB
The Enschede LAB has three target groups
Of course: students! They can participate in the nano-challenge that we organize every quartile, or help solve EnschedeLAB issues through their own training.
Some as an instructor or supervisor, and almost any because you can delegate students. And because our issues may fit well with existing courses and study programmes.
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We can’t do anything without good questions. And an issue without an owner will not progress either. That is why an important target group for us is also: clients.
We work with real challenges
The EnschedeLAB works with challenges/issues. On our Challenge page we present which issues are open, which ones we are working on – in what way – and which challenges have been completed and what the results were. Below three of the examples, from completed to yet to be addressed, and below that a button to the page with all challenges.

Operation Clean (Outstanding)

In quartile 4 we would start with the nano-challenge “Operation Clean”. The challenge was canceled, but the question remains: “How do we avoid generating so much waste in our operating room?” The Medisch Spectrum Twente is very curious if you can help them with this!

View of the Road (Continued)

In quartile 3 we started the nano-challenge “View of the Road”. To increase the quality of life in Enschede, the municipality wants to eliminate parking spaces within the city center. Students set to work to find ways to give the parking spaces a new, sustainable function. The results are now on the challenge page.

Nuisance from Smokers (Completed)

How can we limit the nuisance caused by smokers in neighborhoods around educational institutions? Four groups of students came up with solutions, including “Meuk” a smart waste bin and a 30-day challenge.

Blog & News

500,000 euros from the state for EnschedeLab

Knowledge institutions get to work on urban challenges in Hengelo and Enschede EnschedeLab has reason to cheer as it successfully applied for the City Deal Knowledge Making (CDKM) 2023 grant and is among the 12 honored pathways. This means that the coalition of...

Nano-challenge: City Student Together

In the last quartile of 2021/22, we will organize another nano-challenge on social cohesion in neighborhoods where many students live.

Looking back on two years of EnschedeLAB 2.0

EnschedeLAB 2.0 was a project that ran until mid-March. In the attached talk sheet we summarize the activities of the last two years.

‘Relay baton’ EnschedeLAB transferred

After being coordinator for two years, Wiro hands over the baton to Stephanie.

Plan EnschedeLAB Community Space completed!

A physical, student-run place: EnschedeLAB Community Space. The plan for this has been delivered!

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