IV Programme 2017


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Maker Workshop

Everyone can be a maker! The Maker Workshop aims to teach students how and when to use particular machinery and prototyping techniques. You will participate in hands-on workshops on 3D printing, wood working, creative drawing, Arduino etc. Learn the skills, practice them on the spot and apply them in your solutioning!

Furthermore, we will introduce the problem statements and provide you with simple frameworks that will help you to analyze the problem better from a customer perspective.

Design Workshop

Following on from the Maker Workshop, we encourage you to attend the Design Workshop intended to help you brainstorm and start tinkering with solutions for the problem statements. Specific technical and industry mentors will also be available so that you can actually get designing on the spot!

Business Workshop

The Business Workshop picks up from the customer discovery and will focus on (financial) business concepts that are essential for successful product design. A product that merely adheres to the customer requirements, but is not within the financial means of the customer is a failed product. The workshop is extremely hands-on as teams will be actively working together at the whiteboard while mentors are readily available to help you.

Participants will tackle business questions such as:

  • What price should I be charging for my solution?
  • What is the unit margin of my solution?
  • What is the market size for my solution? Is it scalable?

How to Pitch Workshop

This workshop focuses on preparing the team for IdeaLaunch. Participants will learn the contents and process of a 7 minute pitch. Teams will be given the time to start on their pitches. The workshops are extremely hands-on as teams will be actively working together at the whiteboard while mentors are readily available to help you.


Phase 1 of InnoVenture cumulates at IdeaLaunch. All teams will pitch to a panel devised of the company representative and 2 other judges coming from industry/university. Selected teams will advance to the 2nd phase of InnoVenture and receive prototyping grants.


DemoDay is the ultimate FINALE. After months of hard work on validating business models and working prototypes, the winners from InnoVenture Phase 1 will pitch one last time to a panel of distinguished judges.

Top 3 winners will be announced!