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embrace TEC

(technology + entrepreneurship + creativity)

EMBRACE 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/challenges 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.

Eligibility: 3rd/4th year tech and non-tech students

we are enrolling
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Fontys Pulsed engineering prototypes together in the TEC space

first 4 weeks

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

next 16 weeks

Based on the newly gained awareness and your own personal fascinations and frustrations you choose a unique track to realise your own personal project.

one minor. five tracks.

Choose from 5 unique tracks
to launch your professional career.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace track - people and society

people &
society

Create a meaningful
solution that helps
a real group in our
society - elderly,
expats, disabled,
kids, homeless.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace track - entrepreneur and business

entrepreneur
& business

Bring your own
start-up idea to
life. Graduate in
your business via
Fontys entrepreneur
regulation.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace track - personal purpose

personal
purpose

Create an authentic
design that is
fueled by your own
personal desires
and passions.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace track - company adventure

company
adventure

Unite your personal
purpose with a like
minded company and
create a big impact
together.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace track - future stage

future
stage

Share your unique
view on the future
and showcase it
at the future
platforms.

we believe that the
process is more important
than the outcome

that’s why
we have zero exams
or grades

our students
tackle real-design
challenges

design-based challenges

develop social entrepreneurship
through design based learning

Fontys Pulsed Embrace Design-Based challenges - shitty robot

shitty
robot

Create a shitty robot to engage toddlers.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace Design-Based challenges - blue banana

blue
banana

Translate your core values into your message to the world.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace Design-Based challenges - meaningful challenge

meaningful
challenge

Use technology
to improve the life of a user group.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace Design-Based challenges - future solution

future
solution

Design an authentic solution to create
a positive impact.

recognizing technologies

You will visit innovative companies, listen to external speakers and tinker with basic technologies yourself to learn about the endless possibilities technology can offer.

meaningful challenge

You will be working on a meaningful solution to a local problem or challenge while getting familiar with the process of design-based working.

blue banana

The Blue Banana weeks are about stimulating your creativity by stepping out of your comfort zone and finding out who you really are.

future solution

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.

experts & partners

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fontys
students

fontys.nl

non-fontys students

kiesopmaat.nl

exchange students

send an email
Fontys Pulsed Embrace student building a prototype using Lego Mindstorm

got a question?

Connect directly with the Program Lead.

Niels Roelofs
n.roelofs@fontys.nl
+31 620325923

EMBRACE/EMPOWER programs, can now also be followed fully online for 30 ECTS.