Enschede, Netherlands

Leaders of Innovation and Impact

when 14 August 2022 - 23 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 775

At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and apply the Design Thinking techniques used at the Design Lab of the University of Twente. These techniques will provide you with a solid foundation to build up on your solutions for complex problems. Before you can come up with a solution, you need to understand the scope of the problem and the stakeholders’ needs.

Course leader

Christina Zaga - Assistant Professor Human Centred Design

Target group

Advanced bachelor students

Course aim

This year, our focus is on achieving this in times of crisis–when important decisions need to be made quickly, and under pressure. This course will draw on design thinking principles combined with more practical skill development such as communicating with stakeholders, pitching/storytelling and building a mindset for innovation and impact. You will get expert knowledge on these processes, after which you will be challenged to practically apply your knowledge during CuriousU as a means of a final case and presentation.

During this course you will experience different, active, learning methods:

Design thinking, (Science2Design4Society)
Pitching and storytelling
Interacting with stakeholders
Inspirational talks from guest speakers

Fee info

EUR 775: The CuriousU online package consists of these components:

Online course participation
Online interactive learning platform & tools
Course materials
Online social programme, including games, sports and workshops
Inspirational speakers


No scholarships offered! Please check your current/home university!