News from Aarhus University School of Engineering
18-06-2010 Students sent to international Innovation Camp
35 students from all over Europe have been selected to release their talents. 5 students from the Engineering College are among the 35 students who in the next weeks have to come up with new innovative ways to define concepts for new designs.
The students have to work with concrete and current issues. In order to think creatively and out of the box, they can benefit from each others knowledge, competences and cultural backgrounds. There is much to win, as perhaps their work will be used in future development projects at Bang & Olufsen.
Søren Bech, Head of Research at Bang & Olfusen says:
“It is exciting for an innovation driven company like Bang & Olufsen to receive input for possible future projects from so many talented students. Innovation Camp also gives Bang & Olufsen the possibility to introduce students to an innovative research environment and, in this way, open their eyes for the professionalism which exists in the company.”
The Engineering College of Aarhus has a long tradition for cooperation with companies. Rector Ove Poulsen explains that Innovation Camp has great value for students, but also for the Head of Developments at Bang & Olufsen.
“Students get the opportunity to try their strength with the reality which waits after graduation. Additionally, Bang & Olufsen can get their share of the knowledge and creativity which emerges when top-class students from all over the world are put together.”
Innovation Camp will be held at Bang & Olufsen’s headquarter in Struer from June 28th to July 16th. The students come from universities in Poland, Great Britain, Portugal, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands and Denmark. On July 16th, the students will present the results of their intensive work for the executives at Bang & Olufsen’s development department.
All participating students must have either a mechanical, electrical and software engineering background and have around 1 year left of their studies.