See you next year!

Cancelled due to COVID-19

For the first time in years, "summer" won't equal "In The Pocket's Summer Academy". We hope to see you next year!

The concept

Each year, In The Pocket selects 13 enthusiastic graduates for a unique 4-day challenge. Our Summer Academy is the perfect vehicle to challenge your ability to come up with creative solutions to pressing issues through design thinking. Get ready to learn new skills, work with real experts, meet new people and boost your career.

Previous years, we collaborated with Refu Interim to help political refugees obtain their first Belgian job and with VRT to come up with the best way to get young people excited about the elections. Last year we've teamed up with Bednet to find an innovative solution to help optimise the overall user experience for teacher, fellow students and the "Bednetterns" themselves.  

Find out more

Throughout the weekend we'll tackle the challenge in a so-called Design Sprint which finds its roots in Design Thinking.


Understand your target audience.



Formulate a strategy.



Come up with as many solutions as possible.



Select the best idea.



Create a tangible prototype.



Monitor your users reaction to the prototype during a test-phase.


For whom

We're looking for a bunch of young, creative and highly-motivated talents. Fields of study vary from Development & Engineering, Digital Design, Communication Sciences and Multimedia.

You're passionate about anything digital, you graduate this year & you want to learn from the best.

How does the registration process work?

  • Show off your skills in your portfolio and motivation letter.
  • Show off your creativity and prove you deserve your spot at the Summer Academy.
  • Get selected for an interview with our Talent Manager, Emma.
  • The ultimate deadline to register will be announced at the beginning of 2021. Don't wait until then, as we'll close the registrations from the moment we have enough candidates that passed the test!
  • We'll announce the nominees at the end of June 2021.
  • The next Summer Academy will take place in July 2021.


  • You'll join forces with people who have different backgrounds and studies
  • You'll learn from the best, thanks to our keynotes and workshops
  • You'll discuss the things they don't teach at school
  • You'll kickstart your career as this is a great addition to your CV
  • Most of all: you'll have fun!

Join the challenge

Join us next summer! Feel like joining us for a challenging and fun experience?

Registration currently closed