Education meets Research, Innovation and Service to Society

How can universities of science and technology help create a workforce that meets the challenges of complex global problems that cut across technology and society? How can they support the professional and future-oriented development of engineers? Moreover, how can universities effectively upscale co-creation teaching practices? These are some of the questions we aim to address with BoostEuroTeQ.

About the project

BoostEuroTeQ is a scientific research project funded under EU Horizon 2020, running from 2021 to 2024. As a complementary project of the Erasmus+ funded EuroTeQ Engineering University, our goal is to encourage institutional change towards responsible research and innovation. The multidisciplinary project brings together engineering education, philosophy, ethics, science and technology studies.

Over the course of three years (2021-2024) we will work on two main dimensions

With BoostEuroTeQ, we set out to enable individuals. We will be supporting the lifelong learning journey of European professionals by conceptualising new professional profiles.

In the course of our project we will

  • Analyse the developmental needs of the engineers of the future
  • Develop a strategy for the upskilling of professional engineers at universities
  • Create tailor-made training programms in close collaboration with institutional and industry partners
  • Conceptualise training for Learning Professionals with the aim to qualify them as specialists in the scientific upskilling of engineers

With Boost EuroTeQ we foster societal transformation. We work towards augmenting the transformative potential of universities in society. We strive to achieve this by investigating co-creation practices and developing context-sensitive strategies for their reflexive institutionalization.

Our focus therefore will be to

  • Create a EuroTeQ Co-Creation Manifesto on institutional strategies that will enhance the evolution of responsibility practices at technical universities
  • Support the development of learning networks to increase co-creation practices in each community and conduct stakeholder engagement events on responsibilisation instruments at EuroTeQ partner universities
  • Investigate the benefits and challenges as well as identify potential indicators for successful co-creation teaching at universities and develop a roadmap for the upscaling of co-creation teaching practices

Co-creation is a developing new paradigm that allows companies and customers to create value through experience and interactive relationships. Co-creation also allows and encourages a more active involvement from the any to create a value-rich experience.

One focus area of the BoostEuroTeQ project is to explore how our universities are bringing into practice Co-Creation – and learn from the process to develop strategies to enhance it.

In this article, our researchers will share their thoughts and investigations on this topic in the following article.

94% of business leaders report that they expect employees to learn new skills on the job within the next five years. A few years ago, in 2018 it was merely 65%, according to the World Economic Forum “The Future of Jobs Report 2020” proving that LifelongLearning is more than a buzzword these days. Boosting Lifelong Learning is also one of our main goals in our Project BoostEuroTeQ. Watch our colleague Lisa Hasenbein, researcher from TUM, explain why and how we want to qualify Experts for Learning and Professional Development.

Latest Research Articles from BoostEuroTeQ

A key focus of BoostEuroTeQ is to support the lifelong learning journey of European professionals as well as investigate co-creation practices and develop context-sensitive strategies to enable their reflexive institutionalization.

Academic articles published by our researchers in journals and conference proceedings cover a range of topics useful not only to BoostEuroTeQ but to society in general.

Please note: to access some resources you may have to connect to the institution’s VPN, or please reach out to researchers directly.

In this article you’ll find a list of selected publications:





2022, March

Reflection to support ethics learning in an interdisciplinary challenge-based learning course

Gunter Bombaerts;

Diana Martin;

Adam Watkins;

Karolina Doulougeri

IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

(pp. 1393-1400)

2022, March

Exploring the factors influencing students’ experience with challenge-based learning: a case study

Karolina Doulougeri; Gunter Bombaerts; Diana Martin; Adam Watkins; Michael Bots; Jan D. Vermunt

IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

(pp. 981-988)

2022, August

Challenge-Based Learning in Engineering Education: Toward Mapping the Landscape and Guiding Educational Practice

Karolina Doulougeri, Antoine van den Beemt, Jan D. Vermunt, Michael Bots, Gunter Bombaerts

The Emerald Handbook of Challenge Based Learning

(pp. 35-68)

2022, March

Responsibility in University Ecosystems and Challenge Based Learning

Lukas Fuchs; Gunter Bombaerts

IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

(pp. 1248-1253)

2022, August

Three European Experiences of Cocreating Ethical Solutions to Real-World Problems Through Challenge Based Learning

Diana Adela Martin, Christian Herzog, Kyriaki Papageorgiou, Gunter Bombaerts

The Emerald Handbook of Challenge Based Learning

(pp. 251-279)


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035802.


Lisa Hasenbein

Project Manager
Technical University of Munich
Reijo Karu, TalTech

Reijo Karu

Dissemination of project results
Tallinn University of Technology

Patrick Lenz

Upskilling Strategy
Technical University Munich
Lukas Fuchs, TU/e

Lukas Fuchs

Responsibility and Co-Creation
Eindhoven University of Technology