Academic research with a practical impact
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Entrepreneurship and innovation are inextricably interrelated. Entrepreneurially-minded individuals spot gaps in the market and fill them with innovative solutions. In this way, entrepreneurial people can be considered innovation drivers. While not all of us become entrepreneurs, we can all be entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurship is not something we are born with, but a set of competences that we can all learn. Moreover, innovation never takes place in isolation, but is always affected by internal and external factors of an ecosystem. Entrepreneurship and innovation are therefore a central to our research and education activities.
Our team cooperates with top researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Their research focuses on topics such as startups, scaleups, innovation ecosystems, open innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. Together with them, we translate academic knowledge into practical insights for entrepreneurship and innovation. Therefore, our research serves as a basis for economic policy and the optimalisation of trainings and education. Our research empowers organisations to master the complex synergy that unites entrepreneurship and innovation. As a result, we help them bring this to the next level.
Policy: advice and evaluation
For all governmental organisations
Together with our research partners, we offer policy advice and evaluation on entrepreneurship and innovation upon request. Here you can find a selection of our most recent projects:
Innovation and business climate
For (quasi)governmental organisations
We investigate how to optimise the innovation and business climate. For instance, in the past we conducted research on topics such as:
- Knowledge-intensive startups in the Netherlands and the university entrepreneurial ecosystem where they develop;
- The effects of mentoring on entrepreneurs (in partnership with nlgroeit);
- As part of the European project (EASME) Copernicus, we researched whether there exists an entrepreneurial skills gap among entrepreneurs active in the Earth Observation (EO) and Geo-informatics (GI) sectors.
Teaching entrepreneurial skills
For education and training professionals
Teaching entrepreneurial skills has become more and more relevant in different educational disciplines. This set of skills is not only relevant for those who wish to start a new venture. On the contrary, it can help all types of trainees cope with modern challenges. Example projects related to this topic are:
Get in touch
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Get in touch with Leonardo Fuligni:
T: +31 10 302 1334