Pizza session at DesignLab, University of Twente in the Netherlands

Pizza session at DesignLab, University of Twente in the Netherlands

The University of Twente

The University of Twente, one of the university partners of EIT Digital, invites all EIT Digital Master School students studying in the Netherlands for a pizza session at her Design Lab. The students will join workshops and discussions and as the name suggest: eat pizza.

In the The DesignLab a variance of disciplines meet each other and work together. These disciplines are for example engineers, technicians, artists, philosophers, ethicists or psychologists. “Working with different people gives you a better idea if your technical solutions will be embraced into society or not”, says Iddo Bante, Business director CTIT of the University of Twente and former Action Line Leader New Business Creation at EIT Digital. According to Bante the DesignLab is a new instrument for creating new businesses. He says the university has brought forward a lot of successful new business like, Xsens, and Scisports. Bante thinks this place fits perfectly to the learning goals of the EIT Digital Students considering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students of the EIT Digital Master School in the Netherlands who want to take this entrepreneurial journey, should register before Wednesday February 8, 2017. They have received an email with the registration link.


February 15, 2017


Design Lab University of Twente

The Gallery

Pinetumweg 500

Preliminary Programme:



16:30 hrs.

Arrival and registration Design Lab, UTwente

17:00 hrs.

Welcome and introduction by Peter Apers - Dean faculty EWI and board member of EIT Digital plus

17:10 hrs.

Workshop Science2Design4Society: developing creative and disruptive solutions for grand societal challenges. - by Daphne Karreman


Interactive session valorisation - by Iddo Bante and Kees Eikel. Eikel is director Strategic Business Development University of Twente and former director Kennispark Twente

19:00 hrs.

Pizza and drinks / networking

20:00 hrs.

End of programme

More pizza sessions

The CLC Eindhoven often organises pizza sessions at one of its partners. Students can get a look at these companies and will learn about the business they might end up in. Also the companies get to see what talents are being educated at the EIT Digital Academy.  Another reason to this is that the students already start increasing their network by meeting the business partners and the EIT Digital international students in the Netherlands from several universities.

The former pizza session was at Bosch Security Systems. The students were lead to the most secret parts of the company: the testing departments.  Also the international students residing in the Netherlands had a company visit at TomTom, Philips LAC and amongst others Océ.

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