Global Meetup Get in the Ring

Starting: 30-05-2018

A 3-day ‘retreat’ style meetup full of intensive innovation driver workshops, international matchmaking, co-creation and startup collaboration.

ECE will bring together a group of Dutch tech-entrepreneurs, investors and corporates to join the Global Meetup of Get in the Ring in Cascais, Portugal from 30 May to 1 June, which is entirely dedicated to establishing international connections. Fly with us to the Global Meetup!

Day 1: Get ready to drive sustainable innovation excellence

Today’s organizations are increasingly focused on (open) innovation and entrepreneurship for the purpose of their growth and renewal.

This interactive training session helps you to develop the knowledge, skills and mindset necessary to build and maintain a sustainable corporate (open) innovation and entrepreneurship capability.

Get ready to:

  • Discuss the urgency for ambidextrous organizations
  • Familiarize with the role of Innovation Drivers
  • Understand the impact of innovation excellence on People, Processes and Values
  • Benchmark your organisation in terms of its (open) innovation competence
  • Exchange knowledge and experiences with international peers
  • Learn from other companies’ best practices from all over the world

One of the many aspects of driving sustainable innovation is open innovation. At the Global Meetup 150+ selected startups from all over the world will be present, together with corporate innovators, investors, and government, open innovation opportunities are the core of this conference.  

Top academics and industry-leading practitioners as facilitators (tentative):

  • Dr. Ferdinand Jaspers, Programme Director, Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • Prof.dr. Justin Jansen, Professor Corporate Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management
  • Prof.dr. Tom Mom, Professor Strategic Growth and Implementation, Rotterdam School of Management


This session is hosted by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, following their experience in providing the Innovation Driver Certification Programme, in collaboration with Get in the Ring Foundation.

For who: corporates and governmental organisations

Prof.dr. Justin Jansen

Academic Director

Dr. Ferdinand Jaspers

Programme Director

Prof. dr. Tom Mom

Senior fellow


Annique de Greef

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Get in the Ring the Netherlands

Are you a startup and ready to Get in The Ring? Apply now to be part of this worldwide startup competition.

Starting: 20 February 2019

Seats: 700

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