You color the city of tomorrow! You are now acquiring new knowledge and expertise that matters, with which you can make a difference. We want to unlock that. That is why the EnschedeLAB offers an environment in which you learn to collaborate with others to arrive at innovative solutions for issues in the city.




About the Enschede LAB

The EnschedeLAB offers opportunities to work together on social issues. One way we do that is by organizing a ‘nano-challenge’ every quartile. Such a nano-challenge (see also the page ‘about us’ ) takes four to six half-days, spread over four to six weeks, in which you learn to work in a multidisciplinary team in a group of 4-6 students from different institutions. We offer you a ‘crash course’ of design thinking, according to the Responsible Futuring approach of the DesignLab of the University of Twente. You will also learn more about the issue at hand and how to get things moving. And you get to work yourself, to arrive at some well-considered solutions. In the ‘real’, with the involvement of the people involved – and a real problem owner.

On the challenge page you can see which issues we have tackled so far, and which are open for the coming period. Do you want to tackle such a challenge outside of a nano-challenge? That too is possible! Some of the issues are suitable to tackle as a project, or to be part of an internship, minor project, graduation assignment or honors track. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the possibilities.


What can you mean?

As a student of the AKI, Saxion, ROC van Twente and the University of Twente, you can participate in the EnschedeLAB. In principle, it is for students who have completed their first year, but there are exceptions.

You can participate in various ways, within a participating study program (some study programs offer the EnschedeLAB as a project), as an internship or as a graduation. It can also be done alongside your studies or through another route.

The aforementioned ‘nano-challenges’ take place every quartile and take four to six half-days of your time. It is up to you to determine how this fits in with your own training.

There are many options and there is a contact person for each institution who can help you on your way. They know how it works from an organizational point of view and whether and how you can get credits for it. Please contact your institution’s contact person.

Would you like to know how such a challenge works, or would you like to view the project manual? Then take a look here, then you can view the full program. If you would like to participate anyway, please fill out the form below.

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