not a minor
a major leap

minor program | Embrace TEC

Lex Beusink presenting during the minor program of Embrace TEC
A student working during the minor program of Embrace TEC
Peter Biekens presenting during the minor program of Embrace TEC
Two students working during the minor program of Embrace TEC

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minor program | Embrace TEC

Embrace TEC: Technology + Entrepreneurship + Creativity is our flagship minor program that runs twice a year, in one of the smartest regions in the world - Brainport Eindhoven. Twenty power-packed weeks of raw action. During the program, you will undergo a diverse set of activities that you face either individually or in a group.

Learn by Doing, solve meaningful challenges, design real prototypes, take field trips, connect with industry experts, work in multi-cultural, cross-disciplinary teams and transform into a self-directed professional.

All 2nd and 3rd year students are welcome.

first 5 weeks of the minor embrace

You will detox! Get raw and dirty with new emerging technologies and creative tools. The challenges are designed to develop your skills in design, technology and entrepreneurship. They help you uncover your true identity and fascinations.

next 15 weeks of the minor embrace

Based on the newly gained awareness and your own personal fascinations and frustrations you choose a unique track to work on your personal goals. Also, you will team up to achieve a meaningful goal together with the complete minor group during the Pulsed for Good challenge.

we believe that the
process is more important than the outcome …

… so that’s why
we have zero exams
or grades …

… instead, our
students tackle
real challenges.

one minor,
two tracks.

Choose from 2 unique tracks to launch your professional career.

Read more about
the Track Ambassadors

business &
entrepreneurship

Bring your own start-up idea to life or develop your existing business further.

personal
purpose

Derived from your own personal desires and passions you create an impactful solution for a real and specific target group.

intrigued
+
interested
+
students
A student presenting during the minor program of Embrace TEC

design-based challenges

shitty
robot

Create a shitty robot to engage toddlers.

blue
banana

Translate your core values into your message to the world.

meaningful
challenge

Use technology to improve the life of a user group.

future
solution

Design an authentic solution to create a positive impact.

Gert van der Stelt

embracetec@fontys.nl
Fontys Pulsed Embrace student building a prototype using Lego Mindstorm

got questions about our minor program embrace tec?

Connect directly with the Program Lead.