What is the Stud Fund?



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.

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Social Importance

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.

Recent projects funded by us



We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the STUD Fund for the invaluable support and co-financing provided for the successful organization of the INDESEM week (International Design Seminar). Thanks to the contribution, this event has proven to be a remarkable platform for knowledge sharing and inspiration among design enthusiasts and professionals from around the world.

INDESEM (International Design Seminar) is a prestigious biennale, established in 1962 by a group of students and revived in 1986 by Herman Hertzberger. Held at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of Delft University of Technology, INDESEM has become a must-attend event for architecture and design enthusiasts. 

This year, we were fortunate to have an exceptional lineup of distinguished lecturers who graced us with their expertise and wisdom. The insights shared by renowned architects such as Souto de Moura, Herman Hertzberger (AHH), Joost Moolhuijzen (Renzo Piano Building Workshop), Jette Hopp (Snøhetta), Kazuya Katagiri (KAD), Jean-Philippe Vassal (Lacaton & Vassal), and many others have left an indelible mark on the minds of all who attended. Their thought-provoking presentations and extensive experience have truly enriched our understanding of architecture and design.

One of the highlights of the INDESEM week was the workshop powered by the STUD Fund, where participants were tasked with creating their own 'boundary' using scrap materials. This hands-on experience allowed them to explore the concept of boundaries in design, emphasizing the importance of resourcefulness and innovation. The workshop not only provided a platform for practical learning but also fostered collaboration and creativity among the participants.

We are deeply grateful to the STUD Fund for recognizing the value and significance of events like INDESEM week and for supporting the development and growth of the design community. Their contribution has made a tangible difference in the quality and impact of this event, enabling us to continue inspiring and nurturing the next generation of designers.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the STUD Fund for your unwavering support. We look forward to future collaborations and the opportunity to create more meaningful and transformative design experiences together.

Project March

Project March

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.

All Energy Day 2023

All Energy Day 2023

On Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, the twelfth edition of All Energy Day kicks off in The Hague's Fokker Terminal. This is The Netherlands' largest energy event organised by students, designed to motivate and empower new generations of students to apply their knowledge and ingenuity to be part of the solution for a sustainable future. The day will begin with an inspiring keynote speaker, and continue with workshops and a pitch competition in which three innovative start-ups will receive the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of the audience and convince the panel of four experienced judges within the area of green innovation. The prize money that the winner receives is sponsored by Stud, enabling the winning start-up to further develop their business and turn their ideas into reality.

How does the Stud Fund work?

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

Fill in your information

Before you will apply, please check if your idea meets the criteria below. Firstly, fill in the application form which you can upload below. Both Dutch or English writing is fine.

  • How many (TU) students are reached by contributing to this project?
  • To what extent is Stud Fund necessary for the execution of the project?
  • What is the duration of the project?
  • Is it an one-off initiative or is the investment lasting for a longer period of time?
  • Stud's logo must be shown on promotion materials of the supported project Stud Fund only supports one-off contributions.
  • Stud Fund does not commit to long-term contracts
  • Stud Fund does not support personal costs, for example, (flight) tickets, acommodation, food, etc.
  • Stud Fund only grants amounts to legal persons, not to natural persons
  • Responsibility of the organisation and execution of the project is yours
  • In order to pay the granted amount, Stud Fund needs proof of payment/receipts on what the sponsored money is spent
  • The applicants may not receive study credits for the project



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