What we do

We believe that the world is facing challenges and we need entrepreneurial people who are able to solve them. It’s that simple.

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) is the leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe. Fueled by our belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, we strive to embed entrepreneurship in the DNA of companies. We don’t create companies, we create entrepreneurs through the knowledge and network of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, a university founded by entrepreneurs more than 100 years ago.

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We coach first-time entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into an actual business. We offer a 10-week programme consisting of mentoring, workshops and a great network. You will work on building a product that people want and love, and create a business model around it.

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Corporate Innovation Academy: for established organizations

In order to be successful in today’s dynamic environment, organizations have to be able to quickly adapt to changing customer demands and technological developments. Staying ahead requires continuous innovation, and entrepreneurship is the key differentiator between growing and shrinking firms. Entrepreneurial firms are both more innovative and productive.

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Research

We empower entrepreneurs by combining academic excellence with practical experience. Our research in enterpreneurship provides insightful perspectives and actionable tools. By acknowledging the vitality for continuous growth, we drive innovation for corporate and entrepreneurial firms.

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At Our ECE Campus

What better place to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation than in the heart of the Rotterdam Innovation District? Our ECE Campus spans over 9,000m² and five of the Rotterdam Science Tower’s floors. With over 75 innovative companies and countless events attracting 18,000+ entrepreneurial minds every year, it is a true hotbed for entrepreneurship and innovation; a place where new ideas are created and then translated into innovation.

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Other programmes

Speeding up innovation through entrepreneurship

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Cross-border exchange opportunities for entrepreneurs

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Corporates & startups innovate faster together

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Connecting startups to innovators & opportunities globally

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