UCLL launches its first edition of the Future Couch

E³UDRES² is all about connecting people. In order to promote and publicise the 'connecting' innovation ambition of E³UDRES², UC Leuven-Limburg UAS (UCLL) launched the Future Couch – an online TV format where Education & Entrepreneurship is mixed up with talent development & innovation.

The Future Couch lets entrepreneurs, artists and scientists debate with students, teachers, educators and futurologists. This dynamic mix of different thinkers provides energy and inspiration for the students of tomorrow who, as change agents, use their competences to meet local challenges. The first edition of this format airs on March 23rd at 16:00 (CET).

Within E³UDRES², the goal is to stimulate co-creation and co-innovation projects such as hackathons, bootcamps and I Living Labs. For these projects to be successful, it is necessary that the different stakeholder groups get to know each other: Researchers and educational innovators need to 'break out' of their campuses and entrepreneurs need to start cooperating more proactively with students and educational innovators. This is where the format of the Future Couch comes into play: Different groups of stakeholders are put on ‘one bench’ and share their vision of the future of work, of learning and of life. That way, they get to know each other, understand each other's vision and ambition, and E³UDRES² as an ‘European connector’ is able to create a breeding ground for co-creation and co-innovation.

 

Guests of this edition:

  • Pieter Seyssens | Alumni of UCLL

  • Ramon Vulings | Innovator

  • Tom Braekeliers | Health Incubator Manager

  • Ben Hagenaars | Designer

  • Peter Willekens | Entrepreneur

  • Luc van Gorp | Managing Director Social Security Fund

The event is moderated by Roger Heijmans and Annelies Schrooten from UCLL. While being hosted in Dutch first, it is planned to have English versions soon.


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