Since 2019 the TU Delft Impact Contest has offered students the opportunity to further develop their own, ingenious ideas, prototypes and research projects into business plans. The main purpose and mission is to challenge students to create great, out-of-the-box thinking innovative solutions for societal problems and translate them into real products and business plans, while interacting and making use of the expertise from our innovative and very knowledgeable partners.
The contest is an entrepreneurial and innovation competition for all students at TU Delft. TU Delft Campus is using the contest as a means to bring the academic institution, students, government institutions, companies and organisations together in a community where innovation, entrepreneurship and co-creation are key. Students at all levels of TU Delft (Bachelor, Master, PhD’s, PDEng’s) are encouraged to pitch their creative ideas and projects and further develop them into a feasible concept. Community building and co-creation with the business community is essential for this and of great added value for students at TU Delft as well as for companies and organisations belonging to the TU Delft Impact Contest’s partner network.
In a 4TU context, the format of the TU Delft Contest will be used in 2021 to organise similar competitions at all 4 technical universities (TU Delft, University of Twente, Wageningen University & Research and TU Eindhoven). The entries of these competitions have the chance to compete in Q4 of 2021 in the ‘Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge’. More information about this challenge can be read on the website (www.4tuimpactchallenge.nl) and social media channels.
Do you have an idea or even a prototype? Create an account and start making use of the platform. You can participate either alone or in a team. Interact with the network, visit workshops and events. Show off your idea or prototype and test your business model with experts and potential lead customers. The winners per category receive an impressive amount of money to help them make the next steps in their journey.
CHALLENGING BUSINESS CASES
After the TU Delft Impact Contest our partner network has the opportunity to invite you to work on a business case of their own. Helping a company find a solution is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and fresh insights. These business cases will be solved by a team of selected students within one day in an online environment or if possible at the location of the partner.
Are you looking for an internship, traineeship or perhaps a job? You can easily make this known to the diverse network of the TU Delft Impact Contest by uploading your C.V. and share it directly with partners of your own interest, while being notified about interesting career opportunities.
Besides online and offline coaching of our business network, developing your personal skills and many opportunities for networking, there are of course also great prizes to win! There will be one prize per category: €2.500,- for the Ideation Category and €7.500,- for the Advanced Category. Next to those, the Audience Award, worth €1.500,- is received by the team with the most votes during the Grand Finale. Moreover, all winning teams will have guidance by TU Delft Campus and Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship to further improve their projects.