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TU/e Contest

The TU/e Contest is an initiative of TU/e innovation Space. It is a contest for entrepreneurial engineers with international ambitions. As a contestant you are standing on the shoulders of the innovation Space network. You get to know successful entrepreneurs and leading international companies that will help you on your way from dream to demo to world market.

Every year, since the first edition in 2015, the TU/e 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.

This year the 7th edition of the TU/e Contest will take place and over the years it has grown into a platform that every student can benefit from. In previous editions, hundreds of students have developed ideas and prototypes with regard to important societal themes, drawn up business plans and exchanged valuable knowledge with the (local) business community. Many new partners have joined our network and are eager to work with students of Eindhoven University of Technology on successful innovations.

In a 4TU context, the format of the TU/e Contest will be used in 2021 to organize similar competitions at all 4 technical universities (TU Delft, University of Twente, WUR, TU/e). The entries of these competitions have the chance to compete in Q4 of 2021 in the ‘Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge’. More information about this national challenge can be read here: www.4tuimpactchallenge.nl



Do you have an idea, prototype or even a student team? Create an account and start making use of the platform. 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.

Conditions of entry  


After the TU/e 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/e Contest by uploading your C.V. and share it directly with partners of your own interest, while being notified about interesting career opportunities. You are getting connected to the best ecosystem on the planet: Brainport Eindhoven.