Projects

In our Centre of Expertise, lecturers, (teacher) researchers, project managers and other team members work every day on innovative, experimental and action-oriented research, which we use to connect with the people and the world around us. Read more about our projects here.

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Good Growth: The application of knowledge from nature to the growth of (small) green brands

In this research, we were faced with the question of developing a method for positive impact organizations to grow faster, with inspiration from growth strategies from nature.

The Devil’s Avocado

'The Devil's Avocado' is a short feature film by Avans University of Applied Sciences and PEERFILM. This film, featuring Jan Terlouw and Ilse Warringa, among others, paints a picture of the impact of the business practices of three generations of entrepreneurs on the climate and local communities. What choices can (or should?) they make?

The Devil’s Avocado

'The Devil's Avocado' is a short feature film by Avans University of Applied Sciences and PEERFILM. This film, featuring Jan Terlouw and Ilse Warringa, among others, paints a picture of the impact of the business practices of three generations of entrepreneurs on the climate and local communities. What choices can (or should?) they make?
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ELEC 2023

The annual international conference ELEC, held each year in a different European city, focuses on knowledge exchange within and between education and business on Lean thinking as a management and improvement philosophy.

Fair Jobs

Fair Jobs is an action research project on how the staffing industry works when it comes to mediating migrant workers. The project tests whether it is possible to do this fairly by putting the interests of temporary workers first.

Diggin 2 Serve

The Digging 2 Serve project aims to provide insights into the increasing digitization of service SMEs and how relationship management is shaped in an international setting.

Continuous improvement in service delivery

With research at two long-term elderly care organizations, researchers are testing their own developed model "Elements of a continuously improving organization." By doing so, they also want to contribute to the improvement culture within these organizations.

The Devil’s Avocado

'The Devil's Avocado' is a short feature film by Avans University of Applied Sciences and PEERFILM. This film, featuring Jan Terlouw and Ilse Warringa, among others, paints a picture of the impact of the business practices of three generations of entrepreneurs on the climate and local communities. What choices can (or should?) they make?
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ELEC 2023

This fall, Den Bosch is the setting for the 9th edition of the European Lean Educators Conference (ELEC). For three days an international audience will be challenged to discuss the future with and of lean management.

De Circulaire SPRONG

The aim of  De Circulaire Sprong (The Circular Leap) is to unlock new economic earning potential and social impact in the region. This will lay the foundation for an industrial circular transition. De Circulaire Sprong is a joint initiative of Fontys University of Applied Sciences and Avans University of Applied Sciences. This research is financially supported by the National Regieorgaan SIA.

SUSTainable Artistic INnovation (Sustain)

In SUSTAIN, we develop a well-founded and manageable Brokers Knowledge Canvas that describes which tensions develop in collaborations between artists and entrepreneurs and why and how to make them work. We focus on the 'stuff' in the collaboration, and develop knowledge before and with the innovation brokers on how to realise synergy, both in the here and now and in the long term.