The world we live in is evolving every second. Our society is being changed fundamentally by the impact of the internet, connected economies and disruptive technologies. But the institutions supposed to prepare the youth for this quantum shift - our schools still seem to be stuck in the status-quo.
That’s why we were born.
Through our immersive educational programs, hackathons, workshops and expeditions, we create ambitious learning environments to help students, educators and professionals unleash their full potential.
Our curriculum is never finished.
We don’t obsess about passive text-book teaching. We practice design-based learning. We believe in radical collaboration, open-ended challenges, practice based research, rapid prototyping, failing forward and agile working.
Education is our passion.
Design is our process.
We are a team of interdisciplinary, international education re-designers at Fontys based in the Brainport region, known as the world’s cradle for innovation.
Meet the family.
cross-industry expert & idea DJ
A renowned innovation consultant and an international speaker, Ramon is the author of 3 books on Business Creativity. An acting senior advisor to NASA, he has delivered inspirational keynotes at organisations such as Nike, Volkswagen, TEDx, Siemens, Rabobank & Audi. Read more at: www.ramonvullings.com
strategy expert & keynote speaker
Author, lecturer and a renowned speaker, Camilla has over 20 years experience in leading business strategy. After stints at Accenture, Andersen and Deloitte,she currently heads the strategy consulting firm Sturrm. More about her at camillavandenboom.nl
future technology expert & detoxer
Yori is among the select list of people considered essential to the Dutch start-up ecosystem. Awarded as FutureMaker50 (2018),101Greatest Nerds in the Country, Futurist of the Year (2013), he has mastered the art of founding start-ups. A renowned speaker on AI, Yori spends most of his time at ITvitae - a social venture committed to training people with autism to become IT Experts.
social entrepreneur & field guide
Nienke aims to blend the outside world and higher education. She developed the centre of expertise for social innovation and was the program manager for “Mentors of Rotterdam” - which grew to become one of the biggest mentoring programs in the Netherlands.
technology philosopher & lecturer
Rens is on a mission to help students, teachers and companies understand the impact of technology on our society. He is the author of “Smartphones are the New Smoking” and a renowned columnist for online journals such as cio.nl, bron.fontys.nl,emerce among many other platforms. Read more at technofilosofie.com
entrepreneurial expert & advisor
Director of the TMC entrepreneurial lab, Lotte is an eternal optimist with a passion for turning ideas into businesses. As an innovation architect, she develops future-oriented strategies, and is fully committed to building ecosystems for a better tomorrow.
brand & marketing expert
A multidisciplinary creative director with roots in copywriting, design and narrative media, Chirag has spent a decade+ leading brand comms for some of the biggest clients at top network agencies. Besides an obsession for detail and a yearning for slow-life, he’s known to possess a ridiculous propensity for soup. Read more at slowman.co