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Embrace TEC (Technology Entrepreneurship and Creativity)


Embrace TEC is an international minor, which can be attended by students with a background in both technical and non-technical bachelor programs.

Find your rhythm

During the Embrace TEC minor you will develop into a self-directed professional who is able to work creatively with people from different professions and disciplines. This program is a varied set of different activities, it consists of different challenges that you face individually or in a group. Find your own rhythm and achieve cool stuff!

Freedom & responsibility

Guided by one of our coaches you learn to identify and use your unique talents to continuously improve yourself. To keep track of this, you will create a Pulse map in which you document your learning process. During the minor we will assess your personal growth and progress based on this map. We believe that the process is more important than the outcome. That is why Embrace TEC has 0 exams!


In the first eight weeks, the challenges in the minor are designed to help you develop your skills in the areas of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity. You can choose from a variety of workshops and courses. In addition to that we will have several field trips and visit companies and communities throughout the program. By doing so, you will become more aware of your identity and fascinations. Based on this new awareness, you will execute your own project (solo or in a group) for the remaining 11 weeks.

The different tracks you can choose during your project are:

  • realize your own purpose-driven future solution
  • work on a design challenge in collaboration with a (innovative) company
  • start up your own business


Recognizing Technologies (3 weeks)

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

Blue Banana (2 weeks)

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

Meaningful Challenge (3 weeks)

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

Future Solution (11 weeks)

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.

Field trips

Young entrepreneurs

Inspiring TEC experts



Monday                           09.00 - 13.00

Tuesday                           09.00 - 16.00

Wednesday                      09.00 - 16.00

Thursday                          09.00 - 13.00

Friday                              -


We want to make a difference to you, and this is how we do it.

@home feeling

We believe it is important to create a dynamic and open learning environment in which students from different cultures, nationalities and disciplines come together. A place where everyone feels at home. In order to achieve this, we (re)shape and (re)create this unique and modular/flexible environment together with our students.

Fail forward

Failing forward requires support, guidance, and most importantly, the time and space to reflect on your fantastic fails. This subtle shift from failure to failing can reduce the fear of failure that discourage students from exploring.

Spark your fascination

We believe that good ideas start with your own fascination. This creative spark can start from empathy, but sometimes It is also the problem or the process that is close to you that gets you started.



De Lismortel 25, 5612AR Eindhoven


Niels Roelofs











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