Grand societal challenges can only be solved by heterogeneous collaboration processes: collaborations between the government, knowledge institutions, industry, and citizens. To enable structural change, it is key to start changing education. Eindhoven University of Technology aims to educate the engineers of the future. It’s learning hub for education innovation, TU/e innovation Space, facilitates a new type of education, called Challenge-Based Learning, in which students from many different disciplines work together with researchers, industry, designers, artists and many societal organizations in interdisciplinary teams. In the presentation, Isabelle Reymen will briefly tell something about my background and motivation to set-up and lead TU/e innovation Space, give some examples of interdisciplinary project teams and the barriers they face, and reflect with you on the approaches we use, also based on the research we perform on collaborating in innovation ecosystems and education innovation.

This edition is made possible by Foundation Art + Tech Society.

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