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 further.

About the EnschedeLAB
Het EnschedeLAB heeftthree 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 every one because you can delegate students. And because our issues may fit well with existing courses and study programs.
Andrei and Arie Fokkink
We will not start anything without good issues. And an issue without an owner does not progress. 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 issues 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 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 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 located around the grounds of educational institutions? Four groups of students came up with solutions, including “Meuk” a smart waste bin and a 30-day challenge.

Blog & News

Nano-challenge ‘Events in Nature’ leuker dan gedacht

Elf studenten namen deel aan de nano-challenge ‘Events in nature’. Hun ervaringen delen ze in deze blogpost.

The physical location of EnschedeLAB is approaching!

An 'EnschedeLAB Community Space': what could it look like? This is being investigated, and in this blog the project team shares their progress.

Nano-challenge: events in nature

In the months of October and November, we will be working on a new nano-challenge on six evenings about how you can organize events in or near nature reserves in a sustainable way.

Keeping Talent in Twente – Student Housing Challenge

EnschedeLAB and Keeping Talent in Twente are organizing a walk-in Challenge Student Housing on September 24 and 25 and invite you to participate!

The Rain Tower: smart rainwater supply and talent engine

The idea of the 'Ensketon' was already born in 2016: a “smart rain barrel”. In the meantime, that idea has degenerated into a network of rainwater buffers, but also into a talent engine. And the end is not yet in sight…

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