Entries by UMIO

Getting to the Heart of a Future European University

The European landscape is shifting, and in political, social and economic spheres, the future is uncertain. This can often bring with it a sense of fear and unease. It is hard to prepare for the unknown; Brexit is a case in point. However, uncertainty can also generate opportunity and creativity. It can provide the perfect conditions for innovative thinking to flourish.

Onmisbare competenties van de toekomst

De wereld verandert zo snel en ingrijpend, dat er zelfs wordt gesproken van een verandering van tijdperk, in plaats van een tijdperk van veranderingen. Technologische vernieuwingen als het Internet of Things, kunstmatige intelligentie en big data zijn de belangrijkste aanjagers van al deze veranderingen.

How to prepare for changes that are yet to come

Society is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Globalisation, technological developments and an ageing population mean that different skills are needed in both our professional and personal lives. Employment growth areas increasingly show that leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills are more in demand now than ever in the face of an automative and digital society. So, what does this mean for us in our day-to-day lives, and how can we best prepare ourselves for changes we don’t even know about yet?

Leadership down to a fine art

The highlight of the Maastricht art scene is TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair), the annual March event that draws hundreds of high-end dealers and collectors and thousands of visitors to the city from all over the world. This year, the same week saw another – smaller – group of international visitors break new ground: the first cohort of the Executive Master in Cultural Leadership.

Speculative Design: What if we imagined the day after tomorrow…?

Imagining possible futures through extreme scenario planning isn’t a typical day in the office.  The participants attending UMIO’s Breakfast Booster on Thursday 20 June however,  know that these sessions do not fall easily into the typical mould of corporate training.  The event took place in (King) Arthur’s Auditorium at Brightlands Chemelot Campus,  a fitting location for this particular ‘round table’, where the search for the holy grail of ‘future vision’, was the order of the day.

Making Global Connections: UMIO is in Barcelona, London, Brussels, Stockholm, Shanghai and Jakarta this summer!

UMIO’s professional training programmes take their participants to all sorts of interesting, and often unconventional learning environments, from Gaia Zoo to dance studios in Limburg to a myriad of global settings throughout the year. This summer, UMIO’s programmes take place in Spain, the UK, Belgium, Sweden, China and Indonesia, as well as here in the Netherlands of course!  

Hackathon Healthcare Innovation Sprint

On your marks, get set, GO…. And the 1-day Hackathon race began, bright and early on Monday morning, on the 20th May. 130 Master’s students from the Digital Innovation and Marketing course at SBE, were streaming into the Aula to hear about the real-life business challenge which demanded the focus of their bright, creative ‘digitally native’ minds. UMIO’s Service Science Factory innovation coaches facilitated the event and helped set the scene, introducing Design Thinking methodologies and the various prototyping stages into the mix. 

Gedragsverandering: nudge voor nudge

What makes certain companies successful while others fail? That’s what a room filled with professionals hoped to learn at the UMIO Breakfast Booster in collaboration with Brightlands on March 21st, 2019. Of course, they did so after enjoying a breakfast of croissants, fruit and coffee at the Chemelot Campus.