Wij Inholland award 2017: the finalists have been announced!
08 Jun 2017
The three finalists in the Wij Inholland award 2017 have been announced. The Travel Smart, GOWind systems and IamStudent projects are going through to the final. The winner will be announced during the official opening of the academic year at Inholland Alkmaar on 7 September.
Lisa Unlandt, Debbie Vermeer, Zubayda Wazir and Naomy Braamkolk from Inholland The Hague have developed an innovative web application for the Travel Smart travel agency to strengthen online interaction with the target group. ‘Pictures speak louder than words. We wanted to create a “feeling” because social media users have a short attention span’, said Debby. You can read more about the Communications students project here.
A vertical wind turbine to generate energy for offices and apartment buildings. Seven Aeronautical Engineering students at Inholland Delft are responding to the demand for green energy with their GOWind systems project. Sven: ‘Our goal is to allow people to live in a more sustainable way and to save money in the long run.’ Read the interview.
How do you ensure that international students become well-integrated in the Netherlands? First-year students Avi Goldstein, Jason Zureineh and Kieran Litoux tackled the challenge and devised a five-day city trip to ‘immerse’ prospective Inholland students in the Netherlands. A ten-hour Dutch course is a central component of this. According to the Tourism Management students at Inholland Diemen, IamStudent is all about connecting students. You can read more about it here.The entries for the award were high-level. Jury members Marcel Nollen (Executive Board member), communications advisor Conny Rijkers, team leader Aeronautical Engineering Jojanneke de Koning and Radio and Music Management lecturer Sieb Kroeske had a difficult task in nominating three projects for the final.
The entries for the award were high-level. Jury members Marcel Nollen (Executive Board member), communications advisor Conny Rijkers, team leader Aeronautical Engineering Jojanneke de Koning and Radio and Music Management lecturer Sieb Kroeske had a difficult task in nominating three projects for the final.
In the second round, the Mijn personal coach aangepast sporten (My Personal Adapted Sports Coach), Food Truck, Holwerd aan Zee, Travel Smart, GOWind systems and IamStudent projects competed for a place in the final. Each project team had prepared a pitch to convince the jury. The jury was highly-impressed and judged the projects based on the following criteria: innovative character, the added value to the region and multidisciplinary cooperation. The Travel Smart, GOWind systems and IamStudent projects impressed the jury the most and are going through to the final. ‘The students gave us a pleasant surprise by going beyond their field of expertise. Based on sound research, among other things, they devised a system that can be used in a number of sectors’, said Marcel Nollen.
Wij Inholland is a project that seeks to bridge education and practice. It offers students a platform to distinguish themselves with an innovative project. The winning project will receive a €2,000 cheque and assistance in implementing their project. The project group will be able to tap into a large network of enterprises in a diversity of sectors and get promotional support.
The winner of the Wij Inholland Award 2017 will be announced during the official opening of the academic year at Inholland Alkmaar on 7 September 2017. Would you like to be there? Keep an eye on the Wij Inholland-website!