July 6 - 9

The first sunny days of the year arrived and that can only mean one thing: Summer Academy is coming soon! Are you graduating this year & want to kickstart your career? Look no further!

Registrations are closed

The concept

Each year, In The Pocket selects 12 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.

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the challenge

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

Now, we're excited to introduce Link in de Kabel VZW as this year's challenger! This Leuven-based organisation is on a mission to build bridges towards social inclusion by making socially vulnerable children and young people digitally skilled and resilient. Are you brave enough to take on this 4-day challenge?

Throughout the week 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.

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

registration process

  • Register before June 3rd. 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.
  • We'll announce the nominees on June 13.
  • Summer Academy will take place from Tuesday 6 until Friday 9 July 2021. Of course, we’re taking all necessary measures to ensure your safety and make it a covid proof event.


  • 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?

Registrations closed