Innovator in the Spotlight

Ayda Golahmadi EngD trainee Smart Cities and Buildings

Improving indoor air quality in schools in the Netherlands

My research is focused on improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools in the Netherlands as part of the ECOS-IAQ project.

AUXSTENT – Business Model & Market Research


Project Description

In the fight against cardiovascular disease, stents and grafts are implanted in patients to support or repair damaged or high-risk vessels. These stents and grafts provide robust mechanical support, but do not provide tissue repair. It would be better if such implants actively promoted tissue repair and regeneration over time.

The consortium of parties from science and the creative industry are working on an innovative medical application. In their current project their aim is to develop a final prototype of this auxetic tubular scaffold and connect a business partner to exploit the innovation and turn it into an impactful medical application.

The studentproject will focus on the business-side of the full consortium-project; What business models can be developed and which industry partners can be connected to turn the innovation into an impactful medical application.

In the consortium are: TU/e Biomedical Engineering, TU/e Applied Physics Soft Matter and Biological Physics group and Fillip Studios


Your background

Your background/ study ideally lies in medical applications or business/ marketing/ innovation related areas.

Your tasks

  • Developing new business models for medical innovations
  • Market analysis
  • Mapping the relevant industry partners: stakeholder analysis
  • Defining challenges to turn the innovation into a product and developing solutions to prepare the medical innovation for a market introduction.


Types of student projects possible

Fontys: Last year of Bachelor program
TU/e: Last year of Bachelor program or Master student


Starting date/ duration of project

Starting in September/ October or January/ February for one semester (6 months).


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