Starting point for innovation

Do you have ideas on how to lower your production line costs or how to improve your product, or perhaps on how to make your processes more efficiently? Development is important to stay ahead of competitors. But where or how do you start innovation? How to accelerate the innovation process within your company? And what knowledge do you need for that? De Vragenbank gives direction as it gives you access to academic knowledge and the latest technology. De Vragenbank has been established to answer your innovation question(s).

Entrepreneur? Do you have a question on how to apply innovation to your product or processes? Please send an e-mail to:

High Tech NL

Femke Roos

TU/e SURE Innovation

Monique Greve


Twan Jochijms


This is how De Vragenbank works

De Vragenbank consists of two steps:

Transfer your innovation idea into a plan

When you are looking for academic knowledge that helps you in making choices or in a creating a plan, you fill in the form. Top Master students of TU/e pick it up and make sure that within two working days you receive a (free) written answer. This answer will give you an idea in what direction to continue.

Make use of advanced research for your innovation

If after step 1 you want to have your idea worked out further, there are three choices available. Of course you will always receive a proposal in advance.

The options are:

    • Advanced research, for example a feasibility study or a market research
    • A brainstorm session with top students to look for more ideas or possibilities to discover which direction suits your innovation question best. Within four hours a plan of action is created.
    • An assignment in which your idea is processed. For example the execution of lab tests, a simulation or the development of a prototype.