Each year mid-February in Kortrijk, about 100 international students search for creative design solutions and innovations for challenges related to sports and wellbeing. According to the principles of User Centered and Open Ended Design the student teams develop ideas into concrete prototypes, together with companies and their target group. Participating schools in 2018: Howest Industrieel Productontwerpen (BE); Howest Sport en bewegen (BE); UGent Industrieel Ontwerpen (BE); Chalmers University of Technology (SE); IPO Hogeschool Rotterdam (NL), Art Academy of Latvia (LV), IPO Windesheim Zwolle (NL); HAN University of applied sciences (NL).


Week 1: 12-16 February 2018 , Kortrijk

Week 2: 19-23 February 2018 , Kortrijk

Industrial Design Center is a Maker-space provided with all up-to-date machinery, tools and support to turn any idea into a tangible prototype. This contest includes a study trip to the Sport Innovation Campus , a Living Lab in the historic town of Bruges, enabling access to many sport clubs & user groups for testing new products or services.


Project coordinator: Howest Industrial Design Center: Becky Verthé becky.verthe@howest.be, +32 (0)56 24 12 68

Sportinnovation Campus Bruges (Howest & Bloso): Eefje Battel eefje.battel@howest.be +32 498 64 80 90

This project is organised by Howest University of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Product Design and Ghent University Campus Kortrijk, Dept. of Design Engineering.