What JIP can offer
Real business cases, real experience
The JIP project is an interdisciplinary Master course at TU Delft, which is embedded in the curriculum. In it, students work full-time in groups of five on a challenge identified by industry for a total of 10 weeks. The course aims to develop student skills in working across disciplines and from a challenge-driven perspective. For the students, JIP projects bring forward unique characteristics such as: a starting point in large open-ended problems, a value-driven approach to problem formulation and decision-making, training of self-awareness and self-leadership in combination with teamwork in projects that require addressing engineering problem-solving, societal concerns and an entrepreneurial mindset and working method. For companies the JIP project provides an opportunity to introduce an actual challenge that you encounter in your company, that will be tackled by passionate master students.
Why should your company participate?
To experience an engineering focused mix of disciplines and nationalities
To work in a team with master students with complementary problem solving skills
To connect with the interdisciplinary academic staff of TU Delft
To add value to innovative integrated design and business development by ‘out of the box’ thinking
To bridge the current gap between the academic world and professional real-life environment
During JIP we learned where we should put our focus on in our R&D activities. We also obtained new engineering insights from the coaches of other projects.”
Head Research & Development
Huisman Equipment BV
What we expect from the company
The JIP projects are focused on innovative interdisciplinary integrated design or research assignments, and orientated towards value creation for society. Solutions have to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. The challenges require that innovative engineering and technology in an interdisciplinary mindset are in balance with non-engineering aspects such as societal relevance and impact, and ‘out-of-the-box’ business development. The solutions must be actionable.
Each student team will be mentored by a company coach. We expect the company coach:
To regularly meet (weekly at the least) with the students (face-to-face or by video-conference)
To be physically present during the Kick-off and the team reviews
To be physically present at the final review and assessment together with the academic staff
The company organizes a study trip for its own student team (company case related).
The company can develop or co-create a company course (optional) for the JIP programme and other teams (besides its own student team).
Interdisciplinary solutions start in JIP
CEO Axxiflex Holding B.V
A general impression of the process
Birgit de Bruin
Programma Coordinator 4TU CEE
Nanneke de Fouw
JIP Support Staff
Are you interested in being part of JIP or simply have a question? just drop Birgit a quick message and we'll get back to you!
you can do this with the form below or email email@example.com
* companies and case studies will be presented during a company pitch event by the company coaches at TU Delft campus. This ‘meet & greet’ with the companies will be organized for 1st year master students of all faculties who are interested in participating in JIP.
** students apply for JIP with a motivational letter and select their favorite 3 cases. They will be selected by the TU Delft JIP team.