acquisitions Team

General description HARD

HARD is a multidisciplinary team consisting of members. The Team has gathered students from various institutes of the Hanze University of Applied Science, as well as the University of Groningen. HARD has four departments that encompass a variety of different studies starting from engineering and mechatronics to business management and communications. All volunteers spend one or more years with the team in order to apply the theoretical knowledge they gathered in a practical environment.

Description of function

The primary objective of the Acquisition team is to overlook the procurement of capital and assets that allow the team to cover their expenses. This implies that they will ensure that acquisitions are following and keeping up with the yearly budget of the team.

The process of acquisitions can be divided into a set of tasks. It starts from the search and first contact of possible partners, continues with the supervision of the sponsorship deal and ends with properly finalising and closing the agreements.

What we are looking for in you


The most important aspect we are looking for is motivation to learn and develop together with HARD. As we are a foundation run purely on students, we look primarily for engagement and potential development over experience in work. HARD is the place where you will begin your work experience. 


 Acquisitions is a very delicate balance between what HARD can provide to sponsors against the benefits a sponsor gives HARD. Navigating this problem can prove difficult and tricky, as such it is important to show skill in negotiation and conversation.

What are we offering back

In short, we offer a platform for professional development and learning. Being a part of the board of a foundation comes with great responsibilities, as such each responsibility provides tasks that allow you to develop very tangible and specific skills. These skills will therefore provide the backbone to your professional career.

In addition we provide a space, where motorsports enthusiasts gather and all strive for their common goal to build an electric car. Thus, the foundation aims to mimic the experience that a real professional racing team would provide, while in the meantime allowing you to continue with your studies.


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