Since 2019 the TU Delft Impact Contest has offered students the opportunity to further develop their own, ingenious ideas, prototypes and research projects into business plans. The main purpose and mission: challenge students to create great, out-of-the-box thinking innovative solutions for societal problems and translate them into real products and business plans, while interacting and making use of the expertise from innovative and knowledgeable partners.

The contest is an entrepreneurial-innovation competition for all students at TU Delft, in which the TU Delft wants to bring the academic institution, students, government institutions, companies and organisations together in a community where innovation and co-creation are key. Bachelor and Master students of TU Delft are encouraged to pitch their creative ideas and further develop them into a feasible concept. Community building and co-creation with the business community plays a central role in this and are particularly valuable for students at TU Delft as well as for companies and organisations belonging to the TU Delft Contest’s partner network.

“The TU Delft Impact Contest was a fun learning opportunity where you get the support to think critically and act entrepreneurially.” – Max Tuynman, Winner TU Delft Impact Contest

How does it work?

Registrations are accepted until 25 February. With the help of a broad range of experts in the field, participants will co-create and transform ideas into a viable business plan, a prototype or start-up. Throughout the competition, entrepreneurial skills will be developed during workshops and brainstorm sessions with like-minded students. On top of that, coaches from both educational and corporate environments in several online and offline networking events offer their support. On 10 June a spectacular grand finale event will take place, after which the prizes up to €20.000,- are given to the winners. By winning, a select group will qualify for the 4TU Impact Challenge national event which is organised in November.

Check out how you can participate and register before the 25th of February on the TU Delft Impact Contest website.

Are you an entrepreneurial TU Delft student with a brilliant idea? Or do you know a TU Delft student that should definitely register? Send them the link to this article or forward this onepager with more information.

The TU Delft Impact contest is organised by TU Delft Campus, Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship (DCE) and YES!Delft Students, in collaboration with Soapbox.