The Brabant region has a long tradition of innovation built on collaboration. A new and unique initiative that fosters this tradition is the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science. Within this initiative two universities from Brabant, the province of Brabant and the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch have joined forces around big data. There are many reasons for doing so. Experts consider big data as being the ‘black gold’ of the future that opens up the way to innumerable new business opportunities and new jobs in the region.
Brabant and ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Jheronimus Academy of Data Science is an ambitious initiative. The Academy offers seven bachelors and masters programs at three locations (TU Eindhoven, Tilburg University and Mariënburg Campus). Plans are to eventually be able to accommodate between 1,500 and 2,000 data science students from around the world. The programs are innovative and truly multi-disciplinary. This is especially true for the Mariënburg Campus where researchers and students work in close collaboration with industry within a unique educational concept.
Jheronimus Academy of Data Science intends to become a center of knowledge and activity where future-proof, real-world solutions are developed, and that will improve the region’s competitive position. The Academy is a high point in a tradition of collaboration in the areas of social and technical innovation.
Mission and vision
Understanding and advancing the value of data in solving complex societal and business challenges.
JADS serves as an ecosystem in the province North-Brabant, focusing on value creation for business and society based on data insights with a foundation in education and research.
It acts as a hybrid ecosystem enabler and linking pin connecting regional ecosystem players to applied research throughout JADS in addition to data science related start-ups in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Vision Graduate School Data Science Entrepreneurship
The graduate school develops entrepreneurial and innovative data scientists equally versed in performing cutting-edge scientific research and applying it to the most pressing societal and business challenges in a collaborative ecosystem, stimulating a stream of new scalable (or exponential) business models in Brabant.