The Foundry wants to stimulate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship among the whole Ghent University community and therefor offers different services.

Join our Cocreation course and experience the value of cocreation and design thinking. No design or prototyping experience needed!


Ghent University offers several courses that are focused on creativity, innovation or entrepreneurship. Some of the courses are also part of the Doctoral Schools programme.



Durf Ondernemen selected 4 courses that are open for all students, independent of their prior knowledge about the topic. 


We regularly organize workshops related to prototyping, brainstorming, entrepreneurship, innovation, etc. The workshops are added to our events page, but you can also like us on Facebook to be informed about any new workshops coming up soon. 

The workshops are organised for the whole Ghent University and are open for students, researchers and staff.


Those of you who are working on an innovative project and / or an entrepreneurial idea, can get feedback and coaching by Jolien Coenraets. It doesn't matter if the idea is still very early stage, we want to support you as well as possible. Make an appointment via e-mail.

Students, staff and researchers are all welcome to come and discuss their ideas. If needed or beneficial you will be put in touch with other services such as Durf Ondernemen, Tech Transfer or other partners we work with.

Events and hackathons

Together with external parties we help to organize and / or promote events or hackathons that are aimed on finding solutions for current or future problems in the world. 

Call for projects

We are often looking for projects or challenges to let students work on during various courses.

Take a look at the results of the call for academic year 2017 - 2018.

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