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Idea and Inno­va­tion Management

Voor wie

  • Voor iedereen die barst van creativiteit.
  • Voor iedereen die graag deel uit maakt van een nieuwe en unieke innovatie-community.
  • Voor de verborgen ondernemer in jou met uitstekende people-skills.
  • Voor iedereen die de toekomst mee duurzaam wil vormgeven.

Voor wie

  • Voor iedereen die barst van creativiteit.
  • Voor iedereen die graag deel uit maakt van een nieuwe en unieke innovatie-community.
  • Voor de verborgen ondernemer in jou met uitstekende people-skills.
  • Voor iedereen die de toekomst mee duurzaam wil vormgeven.

All compagnies are looking for these profiles

All companies, large and small, are looking for people who can see, develop and implement ideas. You cannot learn the mindset early enough to do that successfully. This course is simply... the best idea!

Dirk Oosterlinck
Group Director Business Development, Marketing & Innovation at Mensura

This awaits you

A formidable boot camp during your first week

Because we believe that relationships between people is the basis of everything, you will spend three days at bootcamp in the first week of class. We think it goes without saying that students get to know each other well. In this way everyone quickly feels at home in the course, friendships develop naturally and the class group becomes a close-knit group. With all the group work that follows, this is no superfluous luxury. You get to work together intensively, unconventionally and creatively. You get to know each other and your teachers in the most ideal way. You get to work on a few concrete assignments inside and outside the school walls. You will discover everything about our approach: coaching, personal, plenty of room for feedback in the learning process and during assignments.

How does the rest of the year go?

You follow lessons that are combined with workshops. You work on projects for a client in the field. You get a solid foundation in lectures, but only where necessary. In the second year, you will be given an assignment in almost every discipline. Some subjects are taught for a whole year, others are dealt with in one semester. In courses such as Project Management, Innovation Management, Business Case, Financial Planning and Innovation Case out of personal commitment, you work on a real project and are supervised by coaches.


Check the ECTS-files.




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Je bent afgestudeerd. Wat nu?

Where can you start

In many companies today there is no ready-made position as Junior Idea & Innovation Manager. This is because innovative entrepreneurship is often still at an early stage. Seniors can use junior professionals like you who are eager to learn. All the more reason to be ready for the future and to join your career as Junior Idea & Innovation Manager:

  • small and large companies
  • multinationals
  • non-profit organizations
  • start-ups
  • innovation-oriented service companies (Flanders DC, Social Innovation Factory, innovation centres, design agencies, ...).
  • governements
  • federations and unions

Studeren in het buitenland

Inspiratie uit het buitenland? Mais bien sûr en of course!

Trekt studeren in het buitenland jou aan? In het derde jaar van je opleiding kan je voor een semester naar het buitenland, in het kader van Erasmus. Je werkt een studieprogramma af aan een van onze partnerinstellingen.

Ook voor je stage mag je naar het buitenland. Hiervoor kun je eventueel een mobiliteitsbeurs krijgen. Opmerkelijke projectvoorstellen voor een stage in een ontwikkelingsland komen ook in aanmerking voor een reisbeurs. Studenten gingen al naar Frankrijk, Zuid-Afrika, Spanje, Panama, Nederland, Duitsland, Verenigde Staten, Indonesië, Ierland en Turkije.

Het departement is ook lid van SPACE, een Europees netwerk van hogescholen en universiteiten dat de mobiliteit van docenten en studenten promoot en internationale examens organiseert.

Om je nieuwsgierigheid voor het buitenland alvast wat aan te scherpen, trekken we elk jaar samen naar de Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, een onvergetelijke en bijzonder inspirerende uitstap.

Zorgen voor kwaliteit

EhB uses a quality monitoring system. This is its own system of quality guarantee. By implementing this system, EhB ensures that the quality of its training continuously improves. In this way, EhB also complies with the decree requirements with regard to quality assurance. 

IIM: quality education! 

The educational visit of the Idea and Innovation Management (IIM) programme took place on 12 and 13 February 2019. During this visit, the quality of the programme was evaluated by a committee of experts. The educational visit is part of the mission of the Flemish Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences Council (VLUHR) concerning external quality assurance in Flemish higher education. Good news because the committee decided that the IIM programme provides quality education that meets three quality guarantees: intended final level (1); educational learning environment (2) and realised final level (3). Curious about the strengths and recommendations that emerged from the educational visit? Then take a look at the quality sheet! 

Input from stakeholders is an important spearhead in the direction. In order to anchor the input of its stakeholders in its operations, every EhB programme organises a cyclical decline in surveys among students, staff, alumni and the professional field. In the quality sheet you can find out what students think of the IIM programme and what alumni, work field and employees have to tell us.


Info for partner companies

Are you looking for a student who can cooperate actively and knowledgeably to shape your innovation plans? Look no further!

Our programme Idea & Innovation Management at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel started 3 years ago and has since cast its first litter of cubs. Well, cubs... rather all young wolves with a special appetite for renewal, change, movement, innovation. And most of them have already started to satisfy their hunger, because a first job was quickly found.

Too late, then? No way! A new generation is coming... and they are at least as hungry. Here's the good news: You can feed them! Is your company or organisation actively working on innovation or do you want to arm yourself better against change in the near future? Well, maybe they'll come to eat out of your hand? And you actually have three chances to do so...

Internship of the sophomore year

The second year students will hold an innovation audit in your company or organisation, carry out a brainstorm or creative session and collaborate on your projects.

Internship of the third year

The third-year traineeships follow their internship with innovative start-ups, SMEs, non-profit organisations, multinationals or governments. We will be happy to determine the exact assignment in mutual consultation.


The innovation case

The focal point of the programme is the Innovation Case. The exact activities depend of course on the assignment. Sometimes the focus is on trend research, on innovation activities or tools. Perhaps the assignment requires the concrete elaboration of business cases or (internal) customers need to be questioned. CSOs may also need help to be more innovative. Start-ups, in turn, benefit from implementation.

Workshop Innovation Hunt

Met steun van het Vlaams Agentschap voor Innoveren en Ondernemen ontwikkelde de opleiding Idea & Innovation Management een laagdrempelige, maar krachtige methode om KMO’s te begeleiden innovatiekansen te zien en te ontwikkelen. Dit vertaalt zich in een workshop op maat, met de naam Innovation Hunt.

In crisistijd is het ook voor KMO’s extra belangrijk om in te zetten op innovatie om te overleven en te groeien. KMO’s zitten door de coronacrisis op hun tandvlees. Daarom wil EhB vanuit de opleiding Idea & Innovation Management kennis aanbieden en op maat van KMO’s samenwerken.

We richten ons vooral tot kleine profit- of social-profitorganisaties die innovatiekansen in kaart willen brengen en hiervoor een draagvlak zoeken. De workshop kan online, on site of hybride georganiseerd worden, afhankelijk van de Covid-19-situatie. De kostprijs is afhankelijk van het aantal deelnemers. De workshop kan aangevraagd worden via


Academic Erasmus Coordinator: Kim De Vidts
Administrative Erasmus coordinator: Emma De Cocker