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Valorisation: information for industry

Is your company facing a technological problem that needs solving or a challenging design issue that needs unraveling?

A technological designer (EngD) of the Stan Ackermans Institute may be an attractive option if you are in need for innovative solutions to your technological problems. All our two-year programmes and tracks offer you the possibility to hire a technological designer, a professional who can design and develop complex new products and processes and offer innovative solutions to your technological design issues.

Interested in hearing what our industrial partners say about our EngD trainees? Watch ourĀ video.

Read more about theĀ innovative solutions EngD trainees developed for companies.

A EngD trainee can be a good investment

On average, assignments carried out by our EngD trainees last 12 months. During this time the designer develops complex new products and processes and offers innovative solutions to your technological design issues. Secondly, you get to know the person well and at the end of the project you are in the perfect position to decide whether to offer him or her a position within your company.Ā  Practice reveals that this is the case for most designers.

As part of the technological designer program, the trainees participate in an industrial design/development project for a period of nine to twelve months, with a company. The design project, which is focused on delivering solutions to your technological problems, enables industrial partners and SAI to establish a close partnership. The trainees are highly skilled engineers who use the science available at the university to solve complex technological designer problems. The design projects will be defined by your company and executed by our trainees, supervised by one of our highly experienced design scientists; the result is usually a proof of concept or an improved product, process or control system.

All information regarding the agreements, involvement of the industrial partner within the design project, intellectual property right and confidentiality issues are part of the standard agreement, between the university of technology and the industrial partner.

Read more about our industrial partners

More information for business partners:

TU Delft
Eindhoven University of Technology
University of Twente