The Stud Fund
The objective of Stud Fund is stimulating innovative ideas from local students. We are looking for ideas that will make our world a better place, by scoring high on either sustainability, entrepreneurship and/or social importance.
Nowadays, sustainability is an important key to making the world a better place. Does your idea have a sustainable impact on the world. Then you are welcome to apply.
Innovation is another aspect we like to promote. If your idea is innovative you can apply for the STUD Fund.
Do you have an idea that could have a positive impact on the local community or is of social importance? STUD Fund would love to support your plan.
Project MARCH is a TU Delft | Dream team consisting of 27 students dedicated to developing an innovative exoskeleton. An exoskeleton is a robotic suit that provides support, enabling individuals with complete spinal cord injuries to stand up and walk again. Each year, new aspects are added to improve the quality and user-friendliness of the suit. The first five teams primarily focused on the Cybathlon, an international competition where people with disabilities compete against each other to overcome everyday obstacles.
This year, MARCH VIII will build upon this foundation and primarily focus on balanced walking. The goal is to achieve balanced walking over a distance of 3.5 meters with a controlled 5-second stop in the middle by the end of the academic year. This is accomplished by scanning the environment with various sensors and cameras, such as a tilt sensor and a torque sensor. All the information measured by the sensors is sent to and processed by the computer in the back of our exoskeleton. Subsequently, the exoskeleton generates an appropriate response in the system, allowing the pilot (the driver of the suit) to maintain balance. Project MARCH will develop the second exoskeleton in the world capable of achieving this.
Additionally, this year we will further explore electroencephalography (EEG). This enables the pilot to control the exoskeleton using brain signals instead of a remote control. By the end of this year, the goal is for the pilot to initiate and stop walking simply by thinking about it.
Here you see the roadmap for a fund request
When you fill in the fund request, it will be discussed in the monthly meeting.
After your request is discussed you will receive a follow-up with an invitation to sign the contract at our office.
After the contract has been signed we will receive photos and text from you to show what STUD has enabled within your project.
As soon as the money has been spent, you can send your invoice to STUD. We will process it and the process has been completed