Technology Entrepreneurship and New Venturing
The technology entrepreneurship researchers not only do research about new ventures but also for new ventures and emerging business initiatives. We collaborate with new independent and corporate ventures, incubators and technology transfer offices hosting these start-ups, as well as new business development units in established firms. For instance, we are helping Philips Lighting to shape a new disruptive business model for Outdoor Lighting segment. We also facilitate the performance improvement of KIC InnoEnergy's new business creation activities.
Via both bachelor and master-level thesis projects we also help entrepreneurs develop their ideas and write their business plans. We have structural relationships with large (e.g. DSM) and small (e.g. CTOUCH) firms where we supervise students generating new ideas for commercializing cutting-edge technologies and conducting feasibility studies for them. We also helped Syntens (now part of the new chamber of commerce) understand how they should coach knowledge-intensive firms in the Netherlands regarding business model innovation and experimentation.
In all our projects the technology entrepreneurship scholars aim to combine research and consulting activities, thereby making sure that our knowledge remains relevant and state-of-the-art. We also regularly communicate the results of our projects to a wider broader audience in workshops and presentations in collaboration with among others Syntens/KvK and European Supply Chain Forum (ESCF).