International Project Week for Interdisciplinary Research-Oriented Digital Learning

    Mission Goals

    Explore your future education and career possibilities

    Take part in an interdisciplinary, 'real life' research project

    Connect to your peers from all over the world

    Expand your professional, international cooperation network

    Master German Systems Thinking

    Enjoy an immersive experience in German industry and culture

    Earn 6 CP ECTS (3 US/Canadian semester credit hours)

    Have fun!

    INSPIRED 2019 | Video report

    Many thanks to all for participation, contribution, and support!

    Mission Plan

    Spring 2018


    INSPIRED topic defined
    Interstellar Farmacy

    The language of INSPIRED is English.

    Spring 2018



    We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in Engineering
    and Life Sciences. 

    Recruitment for INSPIRED 2019 is now complete.

    Thanks for applying with us!



    Spring 2019


    We will provide digital learning materials for your independent interdisciplinary
    preparation in your home country. We will introduce you to the key principles of mechanical engineering and
    (synthetic) biology. Your preparation will be guided by qualified instructors to help you
    develop the requisite technical and soft skills.

    Starting April 1, weekly packages of tailored e-Learning content will ensure you arrive prepared for the task ahead.

    Spring 2019

    Summer 2019

    Welcome to Darmstadt

    You will be living and working in Darmstadt for three weeks.

    Accommodation: June 22 – July 13

    Summer 2019


    In course of a two-week 'Do-phase', you will develop your project ideas in international
    and interdisciplinary teams. In parallel, you and your team will have a chance to visit
    learning factories and experiment in our laboratories.

    June 24 – July 5

    Put your expertise and creativity to the test as part of an international and interdisciplinary team and gain hands-on experience in our labs and learning factories.

    Summer 2019

    Summer 2019


    You will present the results of your team work. Your proposals will be
    evaluated and the best concept rewarded.

    July 5

    Summer 2019


    You will get the opportunity to visit top German companies and the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC).

    July 8 – July 12

    During the third week of your stay in Darmstadt, you will witness first-hand industrial applications of concepts similar to the ones you developed.

    Summer 2019



    Take home your well-deserved credits, valuable knowledge, and nice memories. Forge new and lasting friendships.

    Mission Control Centers

    Mechanical Engineering

    The word “engineering” comes from


    Biology literally means “study of life”

    Materials Science

    “Engineers make things.