HAN Engineering and Automotive students present semester 6 projects at Symposium Beyond

On Wednesday 19 June, the brand new HAN@Connectr venue was buzzing with innovative projects by HAN students during the Symposium Beyond. The symposium, organised by semester 6 students from HAN programmes that make up the School of Engineering and Automotive, was a great success! With numerous presentations, discussions and demonstrations of complex collaborations.

Sfeerfoto van het Symposium Beyond waarin studenten samen met docentonderzoekers en het werkveld hun semester 6 projecten presenteren op 19 juni 2024 in gebouw HAN at Connectr.

Sustainable engineering and automotive

During the symposium, students presented the final results of their semester 6 projects in sustainable engineering and automotive applications.

The projects showed a wide range of solutions to real-world challenges, from developing more efficient electric vehicles to creating smart energy management systems. Automotive, Electrical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering students collaborated in different groups for this purpose with lecturer researchers and the clients of the projects.

Sfeerbeeld van een volle zaal tijdens start van symposium Beyond met keynote sprekers en presentatie van semester 6 projecten door de studenten zelf. Locatie: Connectr op IPKW-terrein in Arnhem.
Atmosphere image of a packed room during start of symposium Beyond with keynote speakers and presentation of semester 6 projects by the students themselves. Photography: Xera Alberts

Physical platform for innovation

The Beyond Symposium is more than just a presentation day; it is a platform where students, researchers and professionals from the engineering and automotive industry come together to exchange ideas and shape the future of sustainable technology.

The projects presented showed that today's HAN students can be tomorrow's key figures in the development of innovative solutions to our world's biggest challenges in which technology can no longer be ignored.

Symposium highlights

  • Demonstrations of nearly 40 S6 projects, which highlighted collaborations between students, researchers and clients from industry and non-profit organisations.
  • Inspiring discussions and interactions with guest speakers Bas Berix (ABB) and Rick Douma (Royal Netherlands Army), who shared their insights on the practical applications of advanced technology in the world of e-mobility and military innovation.
  • Festive closing with chips, snacks and drinks to celebrate the students' success.
Het symposium Beyond met presentatie van semester 6 projecten van studenten Engineering en Automotive van de HAN is op 19 juni 2024 feestelijk afgesloten met een drankje en een hapje voor het gebouw HAN at Connectr.
Party with chips, appetisers and drinks to celebrate the students' success. Photography: Erik Rijpstra

Word of thanks

The Beyond Symposium was a great success thanks to the hard work of all involved. Special thanks go to the students who organised the symposium, led by Roosmarijn Langerak, a graduate of HAN's Entrepreneurship and Retail Management programme.

Also a word of thanks to the school colleagues who helped Roosmarijn with the organisation, including Sjoerd Timmermans, Koen Lau, Xera Alberts, Marian Snelders, Wilma de Geest, Lis Engelsman and Erik Rijpstra.

Dank aan alle studenten die hebben meegewerkt om van het symposium Beyond op 19 juni 2024 een groot succes te maken. Docent Koen Lau sprak zijn waardering uit aan de studenten die achter hem op het podium staan.
Special thanks to the students who helped make the Symposium Beyond a great success. Photography: Xera Alberts

Contact us

For more information about the Symposium Beyond and opportunities to work with us in the follow-up process, please contact the PartnerDesk HAN Engineering and Automotive: PartnerDesk.AEA@han.nl

Studenten die het Semester 6 Symposium Beyond organiseren voor de HAN Academie Engineering en Automotive
The Symposium Beyond was organised by semester 6 students from college courses that make up the School of Engineering and Automotive. Photography: Xera Alberts