JIP 2020 - Interdisciplinary solutions to resilience


All the cases of JIP 2020 are available on Brightspace under the course TUD4040, check out detailed information on the cases you are interested in.

  • Interdisciplinary projects between all 8 faculties

  • In Q1 of each year, fulltime

  • 15 ECTS
    (In different configurations)

  • Innovative development with industry guidance


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 2020 max. 150 students will have the opportunity to take part in the Joint Interdisciplinary Project. Interdisciplinary project teams of each four to five selected MSc students will work together full time for ten weeks starting Q1 2020.



  • 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

About JIP

"To accomplish better results, all aspects and different views should be treated with the same amount of passion and energy.”


JIP 2019 | Team Axxiflex


Companies 2020

Select a cluster to read about specific cases

For more information on the cases,
find the JIP course with code TUD4040 on Brightspace

One significant take away from this experience is to listen to people with critical thinking, and be humble and open to the thoughts that I never heard of


JIP 2019 | Team Royal Haskoning DHV


  • 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

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 2020

  • 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


Students will be selected on the basis of motivation, study progress and recommendation.




Practical Information

The Joint Interdisciplinary Project is an interdisciplinary team internship

Programme JIP 2020-2021:

  • 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

Public online-presentations JIP 2020 are planned November 4th- 6th.


Information planning JIP 2021:

Companies and cases JIP 2021 will be announced February-March 2021. Student application April-May 2021. Selection student teams May-June 2021. Start JIP 2021: August 30th. Fulltime 10 weeks Q1 academic year 2021-2022.



A general impression of the course of the project

The reviews & course days are plenary

It was amazing to do these kinds of projects and I feel it helped to evolve both internal and external knowledge in every team member.


JIP student 2018

 Huisman Coastal Defence project



JIP team 

Birgit de Bruin

manager JIP

Hans Hellendoorn

Director of education at Faculty of 3mE

Renate Klaassen

Programma Coordinator 4TU CEE

Nanneke de Fouw

JIP Support Staff

Judith Claassen

Student Assistant

Satvik Bhatia

Student Assistant

Sofie ten Bosch

Student Assistant

Soumik Guha

Student Assistant

Weiwei Liu

Student Assistant

Martijn Verbeij

IT, Media and Event

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