Innovation Academy

Working on capacity building of our partners and community

The objective of the Innovation academy is to work on capacity building of our partners and community. We do this by providing training, education, Serious Games and learning communities.

At ISPT we believe we can only reach a circular and carbon neutral industry in 2050 together. We need to work together, innovate together ánd grow together in knowledge and experience. Which knowledge and capacities are needed to reach the climate goals? And how do we involve industry, government, knowledge institutions and civil society in innovation? ISPT’s Innovation Academy provides all stakeholders with the required capacities needed for innovation in various ways: training, education, serious games and learning communities.  

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Activities of the Innovation Academy

The Innovation Academy of ISPT works on the development of students and professionals. We work together with partners in industry, HBO’s and universities. Under the flag of the Innovation academy, ISPT organises activities for training and education, capacity building and socially responsible innovation.

Process Technology Talent Program (PTTP)

ISPT offers a talent program for HBO-students in the field of process technology: the Process Technology Talent Program (PTTP). We provide a two year intensive program for top talents in close cooperation with our industrial partners. The programs accelerates the development of promising students into excellent young professionals industry. The program offers different theme’s on circular economy, digitisation, sustainability and energy technology and advanced process technology topics This program consists of summer courses, personal development and current industrial questions. Our industrial partners contribute with knowledge and experiences on their latest technologies, with current developments in their company as cases or with experts for lectures. Moreover, our partners get to meet the Dutch top talents in process technology and have the opportunity to introduce them to their companies. 

Interested in our Process Technology Talent Program (PTTP)? You can find more information here.

We use an online learning environment to offer our courses which can be found here.

Learning communities

The Innovation Academy initiates learning communities in which companies, education and research institutions combine their knowledge, experience and insights for learning, working, innovation and research. Learning communities are a great booster for innovation since they create the opportunity to develop, incorporate and apply new techniques and insights in practice. The Innovation Academy stimulates the use of learning communities to disseminate the knowledge and skills from ISPT’s projects. This is a form of interactive learning in which professionals learn by sharing experiences and reflections on innovation results, enabling the translation of results to the process technology practice.  

Continue reading about learning communities here.

​Serious Games

An important role in the innovation process is to start a dialogue on chances and barriers for innovations and to learn from experiences and project results (dissemination). An effective and fun way for these are serious games: non-digital and digital board games that can be used as kick-starter for discussions, energizer during a session or interactive exercise. ISPT’s Innovation Academy offers several serious games.

Let’s play a game! Please check this page for our serious games and possibilities to organize a game session.

Skills lab

ISPT is involved in skills labs where companies and educational institutions cooperate and apply new forms of education. In skills labs students and employees work on new skills and knowledge. Students as well as employees increase their value to the workforce and become familiar with the latest technologies. One of the successful skills labs of the Innovation Academy is the Smart Maintenance Skillslab

Innovation toolset

Building consortia and executing multipartner projects for over a decade has learned ISPT to actively listen to stakeholders and their needs. ISPT’s Innovation Academy has experience with various tools, methods and workshop formats that help us to translate the goals of our innovation partners into frameworks, opportunities, solutions and prototypes. ISPT’s Innovation Academy now has a portfolio of tools that we are happy to share with you. 

What tool is needed for your innovation process? Find out more

This program is always open for new ideas, suggestions and partners to start new innovation or coordination and support actions. For more information contact the program director or program support.

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