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Joint Interdisciplinary Project


For students interested in JIP for lecture year 2022-2023

go to Brightspace for recent information




Kickoff JIP - Day 1

08:45 - 17:00



Kickoff JIP - Day 2

08:45 - 17:00



Kickoff JIP - Day 3

08:45 - 17:00

* For Leiden students, please email with header “LDE” for links to events and any brightspace-related and other questions!


About JIP

Real business cases, real experience

The Joint Interdisciplinary Project is an exceptional opportunity to incorporate real interdisciplinary teamwork into your Master. You will work together with passionate fellow students and companies in technical innovation ‘in the niche’ on a business case to create innovative impact. Teams will be able to think beyond their field of expertise, deepen their analytic and creative skills all the while sharing their disciplinary knowledge. Students will get the guidance required to realize the change and get a taste of both success and failure to become resilient in the face of obstacles. The projects are focused on integrated design or research assignments, in addition to value adding, societal acceptance and engineering ethics.


In JIP 2021, 185 students had the opportunity to take part in the Joint Interdisciplinary Project. Interdisciplinary project teams of each four to five selected MSc students have worked together full time for ten weeks. Next academic year 2022-2023  ± 200 students can start in Q1 2021.

  • Defining your team problem definition based on the company case study

  • Connecting with stakeholders in both industry & academic world

  • Experiencing your future professional environment

  • Inspirational interacting with other JIP teams


  • Cognitive abilities attributable to interdisciplinary thinking

  • Scientific and intellectual development

  • Research and design capabilities

  • Collaboration and communication in an interdisciplinary team

  • Self-adjustment and reflection capabilities


Be prepared for a challenging multicultural and interdisciplinary experience. You will speak for your field of expertise in every discussion

JIP 2021 | Team KLM

Companies 2022

Cluster 1 - Aerospace & Space

Cluster 2 - Energy Transition

Cluster 3 - Urbanism, Delta & Infrastructure

Cluster 4 - Health Technology

Cluster 5 - ​Robotics & High Tech

Cluster 6 - Smart Technology

Cluster 7 - ​Circular Economy 

JIP broadens your horizon by connecting you with inspiring people from diverse disciplines to solve the complex challenges of our time.

JIP 2021 | Team The Green Village


Do you have what it takes?

Entry and application criteria

Are you an adventurous student seeking an integrated learning experience?

Curious to develop both technical knowledge and ‘generic’ skills such as management, interdisciplinary teamwork, design thinking, ethics, business models? Are you generous to share your experiences and motivated to inspire your fellow students with your own disciplinary knowledge? Passionate about the challenges in interdisciplinary high-tech innovation & business development in a real-life testing environment. Do you want to surprise professionals in the world of engineering with innovative, unexpected, transcending insights?
Entry criteria:

  • You are a 2nd-year master student (Technical Medicine: 2nd or 3rd year)

  • You have almost completed the first year of the master’s degree programme and will enroll in your second year of master’s degree programme at TU Delft in September 5th-November 11th 2022. 

  • You are full time available (40 hours per week) in Q1

Application criteria:

  • JIP application form (Brightspace)

  • JIP Motivation letter + Top 3 company cases

  • CV

First application round:

Open for applications: April 25th - May 16th 2022 

Selection period: May 2022 

Announcement teams: June 7th 2022.

Second Application round (for more information Brightspace TUD 4040):

Open for applications: June 10th - June 27th 2022 

Selection period: June 2022 

Announcement (extended) teams: July 4th 2022.




Practical Information

The Joint Interdisciplinary Project is an interdisciplinary team internship

Programme JIP 2022-2023:

  • Kick Off days: First three days of the programme: ‘managing the project’ courses: scrum, ethics, interdisciplinary teamwork, business models, finances, design thinking

  • Additional company workshops: in depth lectures & workshops by the company coaches related to the team cases

  • Location: depending on COVID-19 restrictions: ‘hybrid’:  online, at TU Delft campus, possibly in the company

  • Team mentoring by a company coach and a staff member of TU Delft

Coursecode on Brightspace: TUD4040 (program 2022-2023 will be published February/March 2022)

Planning JIP 2022:

March-April 2022: Companies and cases JIP 2022 will be announced.
April-May 2022: Student application.
May-June 2022: Selection student teams.
June-July 2022: second application round + announcement teams.
September 5th 2022: Start JIP 2022. Fulltime for 10 weeks.



A general impression of the course of the project

The reviews & course days are plenary

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“JIP is all about exploring new

ideas as a team. Together, you will

make the difference!”


JIP 2021 | Team Airbus Blue Sky


JIP team 

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Birgit de Bruin

manager JIP

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Hans Hellendoorn

Director of education at Faculty of 3mE

Renate Klaassen

Programma Coordinator 4TU CEE

Aukje Kastelijn


Rutger Deurvorst

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Martijn Verbeij

IT, Media & Event 

Maleen Hiestermann

Student Assistant

Nicki Jansen

Student Assistant

Pratyush Singh

Student Assistant

Raghav Saini

Student Assistant

Ramin Ariana

Student Assistant

Stephy Rakesh Arya

Student Assistant

Want to join JIP in 2022 or simply have a question?

Write us an email

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