During Challenge Day 45 Saxion students from 16 different countries worked on real issues of companies. In teams of different disciplines they worked on issues of Tauw, Dealer Direct, Kobato, GPI Consultancy and Yalp. The team Dealer Direct won the Challenge with their idea to use an app for tracking cars abroad. This helps to check whether a vehicle is delivered to the buyer abroad. The team won 500 euros with their idea.
For most international students, involvement of businesses in education is not obvious. These opportunities are part of the reason they chose to study at Saxion. For participating companies, the Challenge Day offers the opportunity to meet potential future employees.
Valuable to the labor market
International students who continue to work in the Netherlands after graduation, are a golden opportunity for the region. They take experience and a network, and have knowledge of business in the Netherlands and the Dutch culture. It is therefore important to bind the international talents to the region. Saxion organizes with various partners initiatives to attract international students for a career in the eastern Netherlands. Saxion Challenge Day is one of them.