The objective of the Prototyping Program aims at supporting companies in their business by helping them develop a Proof of Concept thanks to a collaboration with student developers. The program lasts for 15 weeks (from February to May). The students spend 3 days a week in the company and 2 days at the MIC where they receive extra coaching and workshops from our experts. This clearly is and added value that companies can leverage by proxy! This coaching guarantees a top-notch understanding of the company’s needs in relation to technical tools (hardware and software), as well as the ideal project management.
What’s so special about the internship?
The extra coaching and the workshops provided by the MIC professional coaches, the selection process & the additional training offered. The format offered is unique: the intern works at the company 3 days a week and spends the 2 other days at the MIC where s/he gets coached by our experts. This professional support and follow-up maximize the interns’ learning results and the companies’ objectives. While at the MIC Brussels, the student not only receives extra help, but also extra technical training to improve his/her skills. This allows the company to work with developers who are getting better every day, making it a great opportunity to recruit new IT talents. It’s also a great way for them to start networking with their peers. During the program, the student will also have the opportunity to validate his/her skills by passing Microsoft Certifications.
Who submits the project?
Startups, PMEs & companies from Brussels with an IT project. The projects are selected based on their feasibility and their interest from a student’s point of view.
For 2020, we encourage Smart City and Smart Health projects. These topics tackle challenges that are becoming more and more relevant, such as global warming, overpopulation, e-health, automation, etc. In a city like Brussels, opportunities for improvement are everywhere and we want to help you help us improve the quality of life in our beloved city! Of course, we are still interested in receiving projects on other topics/technologies!
How are the interns selected?
The interns pass a coding test session (4 hours on average) followed by a short interview (20 min on average) with the coaches. Once they are selected, we establish a first matching based on their preferences and the projects’ requirements. Then, we organize a meeting with the selected student(s) and the company so that both get a chance to meet and discuss before (in)validating the collaboration for internship.
What should I do if I am interested?
Whether you are a 3rd year bachelor student looking for an internship or an IT company looking to develop a PoC / prototype of a solution, don’t hesitate to drop us a line and we’ll see how we can support you in your professional journey!
Read BECI’s article about our Internship Program and
discover how local businesses can benefit from it!
Watch the videos below to know what the students
and the companies think of this program!