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.


Empowering societal impact through technology and innovation

More than 40,000 individuals aged 18-40 in the Eindhoven region have limited basic skills. This means they struggle with reading, writing, math and/or digital skills, hindering their full participation in society. This includes tasks like grocery shopping and understanding letters from the municipality. 

Within Eindhoven Engine, a team of students and experts is addressing this issue, by approaching it through different domains such as healthcare, work, financial, education, digital, and family. This team collaborates with an ecosystem that also embraces this problem and aims to create an inclusive society. 


For this challenge, we are seeking motivated students with a passion for technology, innovation, and making an impact in society. Together with the team, you will work on improving fundamental skills in language, mathematics, and digital literacy, making a difference in the lives of people in the Eindhoven region and beyond. 


Is your interest piqued?

Ready to harness the power of technology for positive social change? Your skills and enthusiasm can make a real difference in improving basic skills and digital literacy.

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We are looking for:

HBO students: Last year of Bachelor program
WO students: Last year of Bachelor program or in his/her Master program

with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Business Innovation, Social Design, Psychology, Digital Technologies (LLM/ AI), or Multi Media Design.


Starting date/ duration of project

Starting in September 2024/ 4 – 6 months


Merel Notten | Project leader Inclusive Society