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What is SensUs?
SensUs is organized by students from the TU/e. We set the goals and we define the rules. We coach the Teams, and organize the entire contest week where all participating teams come together in Eindhoven. Teams participate from North-America, Asia, Africa, and many countries in Europe. Last year, the SensUs Event was viewed by over 20.000 people globally.
However, SensUs is more than a competition. We develop a vibrant ecosystem with innovative companies, experts, patients, students, startups, and healthcare professionals. We stimulate education by offering a highly innovative form of education geared toward multidisciplinary, goal-oriented, learning-by-doing engineering.
The SensUs Student Competition was set up to improve biological sensing. SensUs strives to accelerate the development of sensors for health and to stimulate education and innovation in the field of biosensing. This year, the Theme is respiratory viruses with the focus on Influenza A. This might cause a next pandemic in the future, where we hope to be better prepared.
Our first digital SensUs Event!
Aftermovie SensUs 2020
What will you do?
Below you find several positions that are open in our Organization. In addition to these positions, you can develop yourself doing smaller projects, e.g. innovate this very website, organize a competition for high school students, develop a course for professionals or a different project you come up with.
This is what makes SensUs unique. You can choose your own challenges, your own tasks and shape your own development. We create the innovative enviroment within the Organization to let you explore your interests.
Lead an international organization
Chairs & Co
The Chairs & Co Department is responsible for maintaining an overview over the whole Organization, including the treasury and the contact with the outside world.
The roles that are part of the Chairs & Co are:
- HR manager
Create an amazing SensUs Event
The Events Department is responsible for the logistics of the SensUs Innovation Days. You learn organizational skills and leadership qualities.
The main tasks of Events are:
- Make the scenario for the Innovation Days
- Negotiate with external companies
- Arrange a keynote speaker and Master of Ceremonies
- Make decoration- and floorplans for the location
Put SensUs on the corporate map
The External Relations Department is responsible for the contact with the partners of SensUs. You learn to acquire new partners and to improve your professional business skills.
A couple of activities of External Relations are:
- Negotiate with partners
- Acquire new partners
- Set up the Venture Building Program
Create the biggest social media audience
The Public Relations Department is responsible for the publicity of SensUs. You learn how to place SensUs in the spotlight and to make it interesting for the broader public. Other tasks are managing the social media accounts and designing catching banners, articles and posters.
Public Relations is more than that, the main activities are:
- Exposing SensUs to the outside world
- Writing interviews with patients and experts
- Get into contact with relevant foundations
- Design promotional materials
- Post on the SensUs social media accounts
Determine the topic of next year
The Technology Department is responsible for the technological direction of SensUs. You learn to contact experts and how to incorporate their advice into the SensUs strategy.
A couple of tasks of Technology are:
- Get into contact with experts and professionals
- Decide on the theme and biomarker of next year
- Make the plan for the Testing Event
- Create this years SensUs wiki page