Monday, September 11, 2017

Campfire and CRH lecture

In the beginning of the semester we have a campfire, not a real fire of course but our way to get in touch with our new students around an imaginary campfire.

With a group of 77 from all over the world our introduction round was very interesting, we have students who lived their entire life in the desert, some already have experience in the office, many love sports, traveling or making music and we also have students who are experienced in the art of Origami - for sure handy for this years assignment.

And our assignment was also the topic after lunch. Our partner for this semesters is CRH a huge international company who supports the entire building sector. The CRH group is busy in the field of producing building materials in all kinds of scales from producing concrete till highly sophisticated sun shading and they also own gamma and Karwei, so they also provide the end user.

So we welcomed Marcel and Kees-Jan to represent CRH and Sunstock one of the companies within the group that are dealing with sunshades. This semester we will tackle the dutch sun shade market and especially terrace shadings.

After a proper introduction of the CRH group itself they narrowed the topic down to the different sunshading products and asked for our of the box ideas to increase their product portfolio. After the very informative lectures we had a Q&A session and ended the day in the studio on behalf of an invitation of BOUT our student association with a pizza and a drink. A perfect end for an already busy week. Good pizza by the way as you can see on Marcels smile ...

Here a few impressions of the day.