The Embrace TEC minor can be attended by students with a background in both technical and non-technical bachelor programs. The content of our program builds on the idea that disciplinary, cultural and intellectual diversity, combined with a creative and open mind-set, drives successful (societal, business and technological) innovation.
During the Embrace TEC minor you will develop into a self-directed professional who is able to work creatively with people from different professions and disciplines. This program is a varied set of different activities, it consists of different challenges that you face individually or in a group. Find your own rhythm and achieve cool stuff!
Guided by one of our coaches you learn to identify and use your unique talents to continuously improve yourself. To keep track of this, you will create a Pulse map in which you document your learning process. During the minor we will assess your personal growth and progress based on this map. We believe that the process is more important than the outcome. That is why Embrace TEC has 0 exams!
In the first eight weeks, the challenges in the minor are designed to help you develop your skills in the areas of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity. You can choose from a variety of workshops and courses. In addition to that we will have several field trips and visit companies and communities throughout the program. By doing so, you will become more aware of your identity and fascinations. Based on this new awareness, you will execute your very own project for the remaining 12 weeks.
The different tracks you can choose during your very own project are:
– realize your own purpose-driven future solution
– work on a design challenge in collaboration with a (innovative) company
– start up your own business
You will visit innovative companies, listen to external speakers and tinker with basic technologies yourself to learn about the endless possibilities technology can offer.
The Blue Banana weeks are about stimulating your creativity by stepping out of your comfort zone and finding out who you really are.
You will be working on a meaningful solution to a local problem or challenge while getting familiar with the process of design-based working.
In the Future Solution you will design a solution for a global challenge of your choice. Following the steps of the design process you will develop a product that creates impact on the target group.
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.