I heard from ZEF via a friend who has been part of an earlier ZEF team, and also saw many flyers around 3ME.
Yes, apart from the development regarding academic skills, it has been a good environment to experience how life at a start-up is and also learn about the non engineering activities, such as the business plan etc.
The social atmosphere was very relaxed and light and fun, even though everyone in the team was hard working and ambitious. It was a good atmosphere to do great things, whilst having fun. During my time at ZEF we had organized a ‘fun day’ which was an afternoon of games followed by drinks. There were also regular Friday afternoon drinks, which were fun.
Yes, there was a lot of freedom to express ideas and creativity on my project.
As I joined ZEF for my graduation project I could work very independently on my project, whilst having plenty of resources and help to accomplish results.
Yes, I very much enjoyed my time at ZEF.
I was impressed by the energy and thought put behind the core ideas of ZEF, and hope they will achieve a fuly working prototype soon.
I am currently working as a strategy consultant. Although most of the projects are not on sustainability I have been involved in some sustainability/NGO work.