Interested for 4S Brainport

Dates & Facts

After a huge sucess in 2017, Fraunhofer IAO and the Eindhoven University of Technology together with the cities of Eindhoven and Helmond are offering the 2nd edition of the Smart Society Summer School [4S] between August 19th until 25th 2018. 

To apply you will need:

  • a brief letter of motivation (max. 2000 characters/300 words) - directly included in the enrollment form
  • a certificate of enrollment at your current university - please add this to your CV
  • a proof of English proficiency (level B2 or higher) - please add this to your CV
  • a CV including additional certificates as a pdf-download lin

Fees and Accomodation (incl. lectures, excursions, public transport and meals)

Summer school with accommodation: 650 euro 
Summer school without accommodation 450 euro

Applications are accepted until the 30th of June 2018 via the enrollment button at the top of the page
Rolling admission, the earlier you apply, the higher your chance


The Eindhoven Brainport Region

The Eindhoven Brainport Region includes the municipalities of Eindhoven and Helmond. It has already been named the smartest region of the world 2012 and is home to numerous initiatives, such as a test track of autonomous vehicles and the EU Lighthouse district Strijp-S, within a unique ecosystem of scientific institutes, industry, municipality and engaged citizens. The region continously thrives to improving itself and therefore looks forward to welcoming you in Eindhoven. 


Find out more about this great location here

4S Brainport 2017 - Impressions

The schedule in 2017, like in 2018 was a mix of site-visits, expert inputs, group work, presentations, workshops and activities. To understand our innovative concept better, have a look at what happened last year.

Download a presentation with impressions from the 2017 Brainport Summer School here

Highlights in your 6-day program

Work on real smart city solutions in the field of sustainable urban development and solve an actual client-based problem regarding the Urban Agenda in Eindhoven. The issues the clients are dealing with can range from technological problems to more feasibility or end user related ones. You and your team members will select and develop a concept.

Expert lectures and hands-on learning sessions will give you a better understanding of user-oriented smart city concepts related to the topic of the Urban Agenda and will provide you with the necessary knowledge to define the root causes behind the addressed problems.

Critical reflection on smart city concepts and taking on variousperspectives will lead you and your team to answer the metaquestion which will focus on the added value for all of the teams’ clients and the connections and integrity of smart city solutions.


Additional information

The Summer School is organized like an innovation Bootcamp - you will go through many stages of concept development. To get an idea on how the week will be like, have a look into our draft schedule here

The document also contains information on accomodation and how to get to Eindhoven.

You can alos download our flyer here



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