Are you..

..done studying for a while?

Are you ready to gain some real-life experience after all those years of studying? Then you are at the right place at Solar Boat Twente! As a member of Solar Boat Twente you will focus on applying your acquired knowledge from your studies (and beyond) and thereby further developing yourself and the new solar boat. You will work in a professional, multidisciplinary team that wants to achieve the maximum result together to make the maritime sector a bit more sustainable.

..looking for a challenge?

At Solar Boat Twente you get the opportunity to spend a year working on the latest techniques, working within a large team and, in addition to devising and designing, actually producing technical highlights. Together with the entire team you work together to bring Solar Boat Twente to a new peak! Every year, the team works hard to create the most efficient solar boat to compete in the World Championship solar boat racing in Monaco. Do you also want to participate in the World Championship in 2023? Then quickly apply for a position that suits you!

..ready to make a difference?

The goal of Solar Boat Twente is to be synonymous to sustainable innovations, applied to the maritime sector. By being challenged to build the quickest, most efficient and most sustainable solar boat, in cooperation with our partners, you will be able to contribute to a more sustainable future! As such, you will participate in building a greener planet, for ourselves and our future generations. This is your chance to develop yourself while also making a difference for the environment!

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Team '22-'23


You can apply below! The application deadline is the first of May 2022. We would like to read the following in your motivation letter:

  • Which position (s) you are interested in and your motivation behind this;
  • Whether you want to join the team full-time or part-time;
  • And of course why you want to join the team.

If you are interested, but would like some information first, you can register for the interest list. We will get in touch with you so we can help you with all your questions, what it means to take a gap year at Solar Boat Twente, etc.!

At the bottom of this page, you can get more details about all the positions.


Interest List



The management is responsible for the overview within the team. These people watch over the schedules, the atmosphere, the tasks and the results. They enable the team to perform optimally.

Team Manager

As a team manager you are the face of Solar Boat Twente and you ensure that the team runs smoothly from the start. You work with the sub-team heads to make and comply with schedules, the organization within and outside the team and the atmosphere within the team.

Technical manager

As a technical manager you are responsible for technical planning. Because of you, the communication and division of tasks within the technical team is clear. You like to keep an overview of all parts and systems in the boat and ensure that the interfaces that the technical sub-teams have connect seamlessly.

Communication manager

Besides building a boat, there are many other things to arrange: Funding needs to be provided, a loyal fan base needs to be kept up to date and you want to promote your team at events. As a communication manager, you are responsible for the appearance of Solar Boat Twente and you ensure that the brand is propagated as well as possible.


The treasurer is responsible for the financial health of the team. You have the overview and know when money comes in and when it can be spent.

Technical team

Make an effort to contribute to the central point of our organization: designing and building the new solar boat. You will be working on a part where you will have the opportunity to design something that the world has never seen or make the best version of what exists so far.


Flying intended only for birds? You know better. Hydrodynamics, control engineering, and structural design all come together in the hydrofoils. All internal mechanics must work with fitting and measuring, without compromising the hydrodynamics or the stiffness and strength of the whole. By taking into account everything in and around the boat, you devise the hydrofoil system that allows the solar boat to fly above the water most efficiently.



Do you want a solar boat to perform without electronics? Impossible. You are the key to the team. Everything comes together in electronics: From the solar cells, you convert the energy as efficiently as possible to the lightest battery pack you can make, and then use it in the best electric motor. How that energy is monitored and managed? You can think of that.


Has C ++ been your mother language or have you always been interested in the life of? Then we need you. From data acquisition to battery management: everything works with software. You know how to program as efficiently as possible to ensure that all parts of the boat work in perfect harmony. Not only on board, but also ashore. After all, you want to be able to plot all relevant data against each other live. Together with the strategists, you get the most out of the boat.


The hull is full of contradictions: Longer is more efficient, but shorter is lighter. Thicker skin is stiffer, but thinner is lighter. All parts of the boat come together in the hull. Do you like to dive deep into new and promising materials to make the best possible constructional design? Do you like to be involved in structural design? Then you are a born hull builder.

Communication Team

As part of this team, you ensure the appearance of the entire team. Will the team go to more events abroad next year? Do you want to reach new heights in the number of visitors to the site? Do you strive to bring in as many partners as possible? Then this team is for you.


Events are ideal to show the general public what you are doing. Large fairs, disclosure of your end product, events of partners: you are responsible for the contact and the organization.

External relations

Do you want to contact companies and set up new partnerships? You visit existing and new partners, convince them of the goal of Solar Boat Twente and involve them in the project. You do all this as part of an external team. A versatile function where you take care of the (technical) communication between companies and the team.

Public relations

Do you know which photos to choose, what content to write and how best to put a high-tech sustainable project on the map. Or not, but you want to learn it? Then you are perfect for the PR position at Solar Boat Twente. You carry the Solar Boat Twente brand and what we stand for with all your heart.

Graphical designer

As a graphic designer you are responsible for all designs that are displayed in the communication to the outside world. Do you have an affinity with creating posters, flyers and other promotional material? Would you like to let your creativity run wild to take the appearance of Solar Boat Twente to great heights? Do you have any experience with Adobe programs and maintaining a website or would you like to learn it? Then this position is for you!

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