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  1. Students help instil a culture of innovation

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    Ford Motor Company has recently announced its ambition to become a mobility company as well as an automotive company by extending its offerings to include new concepts and services that help to meet peoples’ future mobility needs. In this context Ford’s European Research and Innovation Center (RIC) in Aachen collaborated with three Masters students for an in-company project. Together with Mark Gijbels, Innovation Project Manager and University Alliance Manager at Ford RIC, our students look back on their project.

  2. Students provide proof of strategy

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    If you are a Masters in Financial Management student and you want to know what private equity is really all about, what better organisation could you choose to gain experience with than Gimv? When our chair partner Gimv came looking for two students to analyse their investment portfolio as an in-company project, Glenn Velle and Elynn Verhoeven didn’t have to think twice.

  3. A changing landscape calls for a new strategy

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    Cegeka is one of the biggest integrated ICT players in Belgium, providing services across Europe. “Digital disruption and digital transformation are changing our playing field significantly”, says Sales Manager Glenn Gielens. “Consultancy firms have started to offer hands-on technical ICT support and creative and web agencies are rushing into social media and online content management. Competition is tougher than it’s ever been. So how can we serve our clients best while maintaining, or even strengthening, our position in the market?” María Luisa Fernandez Vanoni, Hartmut Leidreiter and Yuki Takarada, three of our MBA students, took on the challenge of answering that question in their in-company project.

  4. “This team was so strong because its members complemented each other”

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    A shared passion for fashion brought three students from different backgrounds together during their Masters in Marketing Management. It led them to work together on their in-company project at Van de Velde lingerie where they carried out market research for the US market. And successfully, too. “I'm a very happy customer”, beams International Retail Director Yan Aerts.

  5. International expansion? Students point the way

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    Teamleader is the Ghent SaaS technology company behind the eponymous cloud solution for CRM, project management, sales, time recording and invoicing. Teamleader has experienced rapid growth since its launch in 2012. Today, it is one of our most successful scale-ups. “We started out in Belgium and are now active in six countries,” says CEO and co-founder Jeroen De Wit. “Our aim is to become the European market leader, so we want to expand our sales territory to include other countries. The question is which ones?” The in-company project by Masters in Financial Management students Louis Gabriels and Frederic Keereman led to a shortlist.

  6. Will someone else soon be doing your shopping?

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    Before they started their Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Alexander Ben Abdessalem and Sebastian Duyvendak had never met. They have since become the best of friends and are pouring all their enthusiasm into the start-up they share, Bask.it, a peer-to-peer shopping platform. How do they feel about the year they spent completing their masters, and what role has coincidence played in their start-up?

  7. Students key drivers for global IT platform of Doctors Without Borders

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    When Doctors without Borders was looking to develop a common ready to deploy, off-the-shelf kit providing connectivity, network protection, applications, data storage, and environment management for their field missions, they turned to Vlerick. “What Masters students Lerten and Evert did within the space of their 6-week in-company project is nothing short of a miracle,” says Kim Koffel, business transformation consultant at Doctors Without Borders. “In the future, we are looking to Vlerick to be a key partner for projects.”

  8. “Boris and Eva supplied the horsepower”

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    When Masters in General Management students Boris Parmentier and Eva Roos were arranging their in-company project, they knew exactly what they wanted – to work abroad, preferably in supply chain management. Steven Baekelandt from Roche Diagnostics in Switzerland, had the perfect challenge in mind – developing a data model to analyse the advantages of regional production. They take a look back at their eight-week collaboration

  9. Turn your passion into your job

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    If you drink a delicious cocktail at an event or in a bar, there’s a good change it’s a Fusion cocktail. Emiel Govaert, the founder of Fusion, is a civil and architectural engineer, as well as a mixologist – a ‘cocktail architect’ if you like. “Making cocktails is my passion and thanks to the Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, I have turned it into my job.”

  10. Ticket to ride: reliable, safe transport in West Africa

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    Three Masters in Financial Management students – Simon Synaeghel, Kate Verschueren and Nicolas Bulté – went to Benin for their in-company project to help Baobab Express refine its financial planning and reporting. Baobab Express is a bus company in Benin and a subsidiary of African Drive in Leuven.

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