Challenges of Marike
Over the last two decades the amount of business and public organizations in a variety of sectors that have been generated on intellectual proprietary rights has increased dramatically, making them the fourth production factor in economies today. The way new technologies emerge in markets has also changed. Rather than conquering new markets and target groups, new technologies are nowadays co-designed and co-created involving many visible hands.
Many problems require a technical solution: a physical system that shows certain behavior. Think about eg. a Segway, a camera stabilizer, a stabilized spoon for a Parkinson patient and of course drones. To make such a systema and control it, one first needs to analyze the problem and based on that, model the expected behavior of the solution. When designing this solution one also needs to think about what signals will be generated, how the system should respond to these.
Sustainability is the buzzword in international education in 2021. In the aftermath of the abrupt halt in mobilities due to the pandemic the earth has benefitted from significantly reduced pollution. The hope is that these improvements are structural. The challenge is to find ideas that contribute to lessening the carbon footprint of the ECIU/UT community in mobility, regardless of the participant, the duration of the mobility or form of the mobility.
This is a flexible extracurricular challenge
Until now, blind and very visually impaired people can only cycle on a tandem or duo bike. As a result, they are always on the same bicycle with another person. So far, there is no solution available for blind and visually impaired people who would like to move independently and separately from another person on their own bicycle.
This challenge is about increasing the autonomy of people with a visual impairment, in such a way that they can cycle with (much) less dependency on other people.
The University of Twente is a research university in the Twente region in the eastern Netherlands. We aim to provide students with the best possible education to prepare them for their future work. It is therefore important to us that our education is an optimal combination between our strengths as a high tech human touch university and the skills and knowledge employers require our alumni to have throughout their careers. This is what we call future-proof education. Help us with your vision!