The Collective is a module that requires international and / or interdisciplinary teamwork: you get the chance to work together with Energy Management or Industrial Product Design students.
You start in a motivated team of young entrepreneurs with a great idea for a product or a service and at the end you deliver a prototype or business case and a business plan.
You have already a ton of project work experience but it is a whole different ball game if you team up with people with another background. For the first time more aspects than the mere technical aspects deserve your attention: finance, marketing, sales, … Sometimes these aspects will need you to kill your darling ideas(s) and move forward. Agile working will lead to success.
As a technical expert (infrastructure Engineer, Web App developer, AI Engineer or Smart tech & AI) you need to do research and work out of your comfort zone and seek for help. Luckily a multitude of people are ready to help you if you can explain what you are doing and in what manner you need their help.
You and your team are everything but alone in this endeavour: preppers, experts, teacher-coaches and dreamcoaches help you all the way.
This module is a welcome to the real world. You can fast forward what your professional life can look like: have an idea what you cost as an employee and what skills you need to finetune; or see yourself as the ceo of your own company.
If you want to, you can start your own business in the second semester. Not all students have to become entrepreneurs but all future employers value intrapreneurial employees. A great way to show off your skills is the annual young entrepreneurs fair. Have a look at what the edition 2018 young entreprenuers fair was like.