MietwagenPiraten is a small German start-up that wanted to explore the idea of automating the search process to find interesting car rental deals, targeted at the high-end car rental power users. An interdisciplinary team of students researched methods to gather and compare data from different rental companies, created a visual identity, suggested a few business model prototypes and prototyped a working online web app.

"The student's project was a great way to test and validate our business ideas. The students generated a lot of ideas so that we even did a small pivot and changed our business plan. We were very satisfied with the project results. It is best to approach the students with a problem - and they will solve it for you.   "

Henry Wolf, start-up entrepreneur

UWS Kick–off Canvas

UWS Business Solutions is a German company specialised in process and project management. UWS wanted to test the possibility of having an online version of their project management canvas. A multidisciplinary team of students designed and developed an app that allowed UWS's consultants to collaboratively draft project management ideas with their clients, even if these clients are abroad.

"For UWS Business Solutions, it was a splendid way to get very fast and creative results from the students. The agile approach helped us to focus on the important business ideas first. We are happy to support the blended mobility concept and would like to encourage every company to prototype new ideas with students.  "

Klaus-Oliver Welsow, Founder of UWS Business Solutions

Trilogis - localisation of people

Trilogis, based in Rovereto, Italy, specialises in realtime outdoor and indoor localisation of people and assets. They want to test out an idea that could introduce their technology and know-how in industrial environments where safety and security are important. An international team of students is currently prototyping possible solutions and ideating business opportunities.

Epihunter - Detecting epileptic absence

Epihunter is a Belgian start-up from the IMEC's accelerator programme. Epihunter provides solutions for helping people who suffer from epilepsy. Mostly this is done with mobile technologies. The students working on this project were assigned to work on the social app. This app should, for example, allow people to go out with friends safely and enhance their life at school.

KnowledgeFlow chatbot

KnowledgeFlow is an online tool that boosts employee effectiveness and reduces the cost of onboarding, knowledge management & training by up to 20%. Get knowledge into the hands of staff, and help them to perform at their best, using easy-to-read templates and smart, test-driven learning on-the-go. The assignment towards the students was to deliver a chatbot solution that works with the KnowledgeFlow database and platform architecture.

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