Innovation project

The innovation project


During the internship, you work on an innovative project in the organisation’s (international) working environment.

You can choose from:

  • Advanced (60 ECTS), where you can choose between
    • One long project, for the duration of a full academic year, in a single company
    • Two short projects, each lasting one semester, in two different companies
  • Foundations (29 ECTS), where you work on one project in one company.

You can select a project from our list of available projects or you can suggest your own.

    Project database

    You can find a list of all the available projects in our project database.

    You can only access the project database after your application for the postgraduate programme has been approved. You will receive your login through your programme coordinator.

    International dimension

    It's also possible to choose an innovation project abroad. This provides you not only with valuable work experience but also with a wealth of life experience. If you are interested in a one-semester innovation project in Europe, we can have a look at the possibilites through partner universities. You can also apply for an Erasmus placement grant for graduates.

    If you prefer a project outside of Europe, there are several generic grants you can apply for. Bear in mind that finding a project outside Europe is not as straightforward and requires more preparation. The faster you start looking, the better.

    Contact us early on for more information on international projects and to find out if you are eligible for a grant.

    If you choose an internship in Flanders, there is a also good chance you will end up working in multicultural environments or on international projects.

    Innovation project vs. thesis

    Different focuses

    The postgraduate programme focuses on innovation and implementation from an entrepreneurial perspective. From this perspective, your innovation project distinguishes itself from a master’s thesis, which focuses on scientific research and design instead.

    The innovation project goes one step further by developing and implementing a project design.