Aristotle Cognitive Training was one of the finalists of the TU/e Contest 2021. In this contest, multiple teams from the Eindhoven Technical University compete in the categories ideation, prototyping, and student teams. We competed in the category ideation. Based on numerous documents and the one-minute elevator pitch we won the TWICE talent award and the audience award thanks to the votes from all the people that believe in us. The TU/e Contest is only the beginning of the journey to build a culture of support, challenge, and engagement in all teams! Of course, we are proud to have won the awards, but more importantly, it validates the market’s needs, our mission, and the team’s efforts and skills. We are happy to be back focussing on our on-going development, strengthening our team, and improving the integration of our products/services in the markets. 

Go and check out our experience during the TU/e contest finales in the video below or watch the entire finale on YouTube.


That excellent result considering the available time, the complexity of the task, and the quality of the feasibly offered solution were achieved thanks to the entire team’s commitment and responsibility. The team Aristotle’s profound commitment could be seen from the attitude of not accepting anything “half-done” and accomplishing tasks with high quality. If they ever didn’t know something, they would be organized and mobilized as a team to find the answers and solutions, even when it required extra efforts and work. Due to their energy, knowledge, and willingness, members of the Aristotle team were always ready to help one another and anyone members of other teams who needed assistance. Thanks to their complementary expertise, Aristotle was always ready to take the initiative and managed to address their challenge and create a solid business case for the future. They are used to working both as team members and on their own initiative, prioritizing work effectively, enabling them to meet tight deadlines. Their way of communicating and cooperating among themselves and challenge owners present respect and transparency, fundamental capacities for building a community of collaborators, and opportunities around them.

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Marcello Sala

  • Business Innovation Manager & Content Manager
  • Current Study: MSc Innovation Management – TU/e

During recent years, I became more aware that a vast majority of technological advancements are not put to their full use in the current society. Some reasons for this are the fear of change that a lot of people experience, the lack of knowledge and awareness of the newest applications and because the existing infrastructure cannot keep up with the speed of technological innovation. Therefore, my goal is to inform people about the newest possibilities of the technology of this time and the added value these advancements can have to their daily life by making seemingly complicated technologies easy to use and understand for everyone. This is also why I decided to join Aristotle. I believe that there is still a lot of ground to cover in cognitive training and that we as Aristotle can make a difference.

Dirk Aarts

  • UX/UI Manager & Assistant Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Human-Technology Interaction – TU/e

I have a background in Automotive Engineering at Fontys and after completing the pre-master at the start of last year, I started the master. Due to the current global pandemic, the international semester had been cancelled. As an alternative, I knew I wanted to do something pro-active and work on a practical project instead of following more theoretical courses, and the TU/e Innovation Space project could offer just that. At Aristotle I can apply and broaden my knowledge of cognition, combined with a diverse multidisciplinary team there is a lot for me to learn! Together with Aristotle, I believe we can explore and create effective cognitive training tools and lift athletes to the next level both personally and professionally.

Antonios Mantzaris

  • Data Scientist & Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Data Science – EIT Digital Master School

I have the luck to study in two of the top universities in Europe, TU/e in Eindhoven and KTH in Stockholm and also get a minor in Entrepreneurship besides the Data Science track. I would describe myself as analytical, organizing and pragmatic. I joined Aristotle to get out of my comfort zone, develop my personal skills in social and technical aspects but also implement my knowledge attained from my studies so far in a real-life problem, in realistic conditions. I believe we can really make an impact with innovative ideas and tools but also highlight the advantages of cognitive training in football or in general.