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
Of course we operate at the top of our game and have everything under control… Until a group of JIP students start asking questions and suddenly you are not so sure anymore. Then you start collaborating and get to the point where both the company and the students grew a lot taller.
A general impression of the process
* 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.
Because of the COVID-19 virus this event will be replaced by an online platform where companies will post videos and students can ask questions.
** students apply for JIP with a motivational letter and select their favorite 3 cases. They will be selected by the TU Delft JIP team.