ECE Studio

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is committed to driving entrepreneurship and innovation by embedding this in the DNA of people. We do this through various activities ranging from: supporting student entrepreneurs, research into scaleups and innovation ecosystems, and working with large organisations in bringing innovation to the next level. As part of this mission, we have started the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Podcast Studio. Through podcasts we share academic knowledge and practical experiences on various subjects with you to extend its impact. Check out the latest podcasts below.

To bring the podcast possibilities at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship to a higher level, we created our own studio at the ECE Campus. Here, you can professionally host your podcast, webinar or online meeting. We have all the facilities to make your recording a success and are happy to help you out. You can choose one of our three fixed possibilities, or get in touch for a personalized edit from our partner BrightQontent.


You have access to the ECE Studio and can use our cameras and microphones for the recording. The set-up of the podcast is your own responsibility and after you finished your podcast, you have access to the materials to edit these yourself. Price starting from € 249,00.


With this second option, you will get access to all our equipment and ECE Software so you can easily switch your cameras. When you finished the recording, we will hand you the documents on a USB stick to edit this at home easily yourself. Price starting from € 349,00.

Studio Professional

The Studio Professional package is the all-in-one package to create your custom branded podcast. You’ll receive access to all our facilities, equipment and guidance from our visual partner BrightQontent, who will help you to design your own branding. Usually, a customised podcast with a general intro, outro and lower-thirds personalized for your recording will range between € 249,00 and € 399,00.

#1. The Innovation Tapes: Explained

In this series, we clear the fog around the word ‘innovation’ by diving into the stories of people who drive the innovation culture in various organisations. Who are these people, what does driving innovation mean and what are their factors of success and struggles when it comes to innovating within large organisations? Through this podcast series, we break through the innovation jargon and explore how to innovate in a systemic, repeatable and scalable manner.

In each episode, we spark the discussion between academia, experienced practitioners and industry leaders of innovation, to discuss the reasons why organisations often face so many challenges in innovating and what they have learned to overcome these challenges.

Episode 1 - Innovation Processes

Arjan Rensma, Former Innovation Driver at DSM talks about the importance of building structured processes for innovation. Why do organisations need to develop innovation processes and why shouldn’t they let innovation roam free? What are the requirements for building such processes? During this episode, Arjan Rensma reflects on his experience at DSM and how they created strong innovation processes which allowed DSM to build the innovative culture.

Episode 2 - The Bridge Between Management & Innovation Teams

Angelique Plugge, Former Innovation Driver at ING talks about the crucial role innovation drivers play when it comes to driving the innovative culture. Why do innovation drivers need to support (senior) management and what role should management in general play when it comes to driving innovation? How can leaders recognise descriptors in the culture that are either helpful or unhelpful for innovation? During this episode, Angelique reflects on her experience from ING, as well as being a coach in our programme.

Episode 3 - Orchestrating Innovation in Public-Private Ecosystems (NL)

Frank Berkers, Senior Scientist binnen TNO, praat over het nieuwe innovatie vakgebied: Orchestrating Innovation. Wat is Orchestrating Innovation, waarom is ecosysteem samenwerking cruciaal en welke problemen komen het voor in het realiseren van Orchestrating Innovation? Het Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship en TNO lanceren daarom dan ook een innovatieprogramma, Orchestrating Innovation in Public-Private Ecosystems, waar deelnemers leren hoe een effectieve samenwerking binnen innovatie ecosystemen opgezet kan worden.

Episode 4 - Corporate Identity & Leadership for Innovation

Dr. Prof. Justin Jansen, Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management, talks about the influence of corporate identity on innovative behaviour within organisations and the role management plays in shaping the vision / mission for such an identity. Furthermore, Justin shares his insights from his research and discusses real-life examples from Shell & CoolBlue, where the difference in corporate identity and leadership influenced the innovative culture.

Episode 5 - Innoveren binnen publieke organisaties

Gerben Bootsma, Senior Adviseur Innovatie & Mobiliteit binnen het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu vertelt hoe je binnen een publieke organisatie kan analyseren op welke innovatieprojecten je moet focussen en hoe je de innovatiekracht van de organisatie kan versterken. In de vijfde aflevering van The Innovation Tapes: Explained, gaat Gerben samen met Dr. Ferdinand Jaspers in gesprek over de uitdagingen en kansen om innovatie binnen het Ministerie organisatie-breed aan te jagen.

#2. Innovation Ecosystems Unpacked: What do Startups and Scaleups really need? 

Recently, there has been a great deal of attention surrounding the importance of building a supportive innovation ecosystem for startups and scaleups. The latter is known in to lead to better innovation capabilities and to the creation of jobs and ventures, which in turn contribute to economic growth and resilience. But what exactly are “innovation ecosystems”? And how do you make sure you address the right needs when building your local ecosystem? Find out in our podcast series, featuring a diverse group of innovation ecosystem experts and entrepreneurs and moderated by Martin Luxemburg.  

Episode 1 - Innovation Ecosystems

In this 1st episode, we start unpacking the functioning of innovation ecosystems for startups and scaleups. Our Director Martin Luxemburg does this by engaging in an open discussion with Rogier Thewessen, co-founder of YoungCapital and Prof. Dr.Justin Jansen, Corporate Entrepreneurship Professor at RSM (EUR) and Academic Director of Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. Do innovation ecosystems exist as such? Or are they just an expression of the organisations and the individuals operating in it? We unpack the effects of these interactions in this intro episode to find out what’s specific about them.

Episode 2 - Access to Capital

The 2nd episode dives into the funding landscape within innovation ecosystems for startups and scaleups.  This time Rinke Zonneveld, Executive Director of InnovationQuarter, and Gianluca ValentiniVP Marketplace Operations at HousingAnywhere | Venture Advisor at EQT Ventures | Founding Partner of Great Stuff Ventures, joins Martin Luxemburg in a fascinating discussion about the importance of access to capital within an innovation ecosystem. How should startups and scaleups navigate through the complex capital landscape, with different types of (international) investment and myriads of stakeholders each playing a different (supportive) role We unpack these complexities in this episode and address not only the availability of capital in an innovation ecosystem, but also how accessible it really is. 

Stay tuned!

Stay tuned for the next episodes of our The Innovation Tapes: Explained and Innovation Ecosystems Unpacked series. Make sure you follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date about when the next episode is released!

About us

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe with the mission to embed entrepreneurship into the DNA of people to drive innovation excellence. The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is part of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam. The RSM belongs to the top 1% of business schools world-wide to be awarded the Triple Crown Accreditation, which is awarded by the three largest and most influential school accreditation organisations world-wide. (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS).

We stimulate entrepreneurial behaviour by using the renowned faculty of the RSM to teach educational courses on Bachelor, Master and MBA level through our various open and customised programmes. Our executive programmes are tailored to helping large organisations increase their level of innovation excellence.


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Would you like to know more or are you interested in our ECE Studio?

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Linda Nieuwenhuijzen

HR and Event