Welcome at NIKOS Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Our mission is the delivery of excellent research and education, and the realization of revenue generating projects. Our department is a chair in the Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences (BMS). The University of Twente’s mission, developing “high-tech with a human touch”, is leading for our activities.

We consolidate the UT’s expertise and experience from

  • The Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship - professor Aard Groen,
  • the Chair Entrepreneurial Renewal of Industry - professor Steven Walsh,
  • and the groups for Marketing, Innovation, International Management, and Strategic Management.

We were the first academic center for entrepreneurship in the Netherlands, incorporating research, education, entrepreneurial support (business development) and consultancy/training. We are responsible for many valorization activities. We want to further develop our field lab for enterprise development (VentureLab) and specialized programmes, e.g. biomedical business, energy business and international business. Partners include the institutes @UT, Kennispark, RUG, RUG Centre for Entrepreneurship, UMCG, Energy Delta Institute, EIT ICT Labs, TUBerlin, Higher School of Economics-Moscow, ITB Bandung and Binus Jakarta.

This year NIKOS celebrates its 15th anniversary with a Seminar on Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Networked Business and a series of 10 Masterclasses and 5 VentureClasses: Details can be found here.

To students interested in Entrepreneurship, the University of Twente and Saxion both offer education related to Entrepreneurship. For 2016 – 2017, an ‘Activity Roadmap for the Entrepreneurial Student’ was made. The roadmap can be found here.

Please contact us if your business development needs support, training, research or consultancy.