Replacing Animal Testing Challenge

When we walk into our local supermarket, we can assume that the products we buy are not harmful for our health. What is often not realized is that all products are tested on animals: from the ingredients to the packaging, all is screened with use of laboratory animals. Not only food, also medicines like vaccines are extensively tested on animals. Is the use of animals for our product and medical safety important or could we do without? What would our supermarket and health care look like if we would stop animal testing today?  

In this challenge a group of 75 students and professionals will find solutions to the complex problem of animal testing in a multi-disciplinary context.

Practical information

  • The challenge starts on February 6th, 2023 with a duration of 10 weeks until April 16th 2023
  • This course is for third year Bachelor’s students, Master’s students, PhD students and professionals
  • The study load consists of 7.5 EC
  • The course is in English
  • 20 hours per week

Teaching method

You work together in a team of preferably 6 – 7 participants with various backgrounds. You follow expert sessions, workshops, skills training and coaching sessions (both with the team and individually). During the physical meetings, you and your team pitch your ideas to a jury. A winner of the challenge will be chosen at the last meeting.


The registration deadline is November 25th, 2022 (extended until 6th of January 2023)
Registration link:
TU/e via EduXchange
WUR via EduXchange
UU and UMC via Osiris (code DOVP-RATC)

This challenge is in collaboration with Proefdiervrij


Sara Panis