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Solar boat team (BFftF)

HZ has a well-functioning solar boat team, but this has not yet led to a lively innovation community. This project involves setting up a lively students, teachers, lecturers and alumni community. It contributes, cooperates with the challenges of the region and beyond in the field of sustainable technical innovation on water. Within this project, the development of the solar boat forms the basis of the new students and knowledge community.

The community is therefore the organizational platform within which the solar boat project is carried out. Later it is planned that other projects will also be given a place. The aim of the community is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience between the projects and the different types of participants.

By setting up an HZ student community where these specialisms meet, exchange and knowledge sharing take place and new partnerships are created to get answers to challenges of the future


Target groups are basically students from various study programs from different domains within HZ who contribute to the project based on their own expertise. The table below shows a selection of the programs that can contribute:

  • Engineering: Build and test of solar boat
  • Maritime officer: smart sailing of solar boat
  • ICT: Website, treatment of sensor data, simulation
  • Bedrijfs economie: planning and control of finances
  • Comercieel Economie: organisation of exposure to company partners
  • Communication: organisation of exposure to company partners and schools
  • Logistics Engineering: organising of races and build
  • Water management: use of the boat to execute measurements
  • Civil Engineering: use of the boat to execute measurements
  • Chemistry: executing measurements to check om decay of biobased materials
  • Human Resource Management: support on develop plans of participating students
  • Sportkunde: support on health development of participating students
  • International Business: support on search for better and cheaper components.

Aanvullende informatie

Location: HZ (Vlissingen / Middelburg) and / or at location in the work field, depending on the project.

Language: English. Depending on the project Dutch is possible as well.

Becoming Fit for the Future:

You will work on and gain experience in a real project. Stakeholders and experts from the work field are looking forward to collaborate with you and to find solutions to the challenges they currently encounter. Your contribution will be of direct use to them, and future minor participants will build on your work. 

By working on these projects you will learn to develop a project plan and experience how to execute this with your team. You will also learn from other teams by assessing their plans and results. In other words, you will further develop your professional skills and research capacity. Coaches and researchers will train and support you to achieving these. Read more about  why not to miss this opportunity!


Technical domain:

  • Engineering: Build and test of solar boat
  • Maritime officer
  • Logistics Engineering
  • ICT
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water management


Economics and Management domain:

  • Bedrijfseconomie
  • Commercieel economie
  • Communication
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business


  • Sportkunde


Entry requirements: you are in study year 3 or 4 and you have achieved your propedeuse


Type: individual, oral Final Assessment about the participant's digital portfolio
Content: Portfolio consisting of evidence for the six learning goals (Professional Products and a Progress & Reflections report)
Minimum grade: 5.5 out of 10 points
Planning: semester 2: yet to be defined. Inspection: same date as Final Assessment. Re-exam: 2 weeks after Final Assessment.
More information: Final Assessment


 Yet to be defined.


Contact moments in general: kick-off (week 1), four workshops about research, workshops about relevant and specific topics (optional), poster presentation (end of the minor), final assessment (last week(s))
Contact moments specific for the Solar Boat Team: yet to be defined
Work forms: (guest) lectures, excursions, group discussions, expert consultation, workshops