Antwerp, Belgium

Conris Summer School. Improving awareness through innovation

when 2 July 2017 - 7 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 300

Dealing with safety and security as practical challenges calls for structure and protocols, but also for adaptive and innovative thinking. Throughout this week, students of various backgrounds and nationalities will be working intensively together around one specific case or particular problem, introduced by a real client. Inspiration will be provided through company visits, comparative cases and lectures on different related aspects (e.g. safety and security awareness, technological innovation, …) from different perspectives and academic disciplines.

In small groups students will work together towards an innovative solution. To that end, they will be introduced to hands-on methodologies in creative and innovative thinking, in assessing the feasibility (practical, economical, …) of ideas, in identifying and addressing stakeholders and target groups, in pitching ideas. At various stages in their creative process the students will be challenged by the client, a creativity coach, and an international group of lecturers and fellow students. As an end product, each group will present his innovative solution by means of a poster and short pitch to a jury composed of the client and the summer school faculty.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Anne Bergmans

Target group

Bachelor (undergraduate) and master (graduate) students in safety and/or security. Participants should have at least completed 2 full years of education in a relevant field of study.

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 300: The fee includes:

orientation and course material,
coffee breaks, site visits
welcome event and drink
one lunch
one dinner
closing drink
housing in youth hostel (5 nights - from Sunday July 2nd to Friday July 7th).
The fee does not include transport to Antwerp, lunches and dinners.