the University of Twente’s department for Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Innnovation, International Management and Marketing (NIKOS-ESIM)
Netherlands Institute for Knowledgeintensive Entrepreneurship
Founded in 2001, NIKOS (Nederlands Instituut voor Kennisinnovatief OndernemerSchap) is one of the first academic centers for Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands.
Research and Teaching
The NIKOS staff in the Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Innnovation, International Management and Marketing department at the entrepreneurial University of Twente now cluster their research endeavours in 3 thematic lines: (1) Technology Entrepreneurship, (2) Collaborative Innovation & Networks and (3) Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Leadership. NIKOS is responsible for all entrepreneurship education at UT on bachelor and master level, including a one year master specialization in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy and a Double Diploma in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship with TUBerlin.
Entrepreneurship into practice
We offer a successful summer school called EntrepreneurialU, and a 30 credits minor which is also available for (HBO) students from other universities via KiesOpMaat. NIKOS has close ties with VentureLab International, offering a research-based business development programme for technology-based startups and a business growth accelerator for well-established high-tech companies. NIKOS works together with 2 other departments in the PC3 initiative (Product Co Creation Centres for Bottom of the Pyramid).
- Minor Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Development
- Activity Roadmap for the Entrepreneurial Student @Twente
- EntrepreneurialU SummerSchool
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.
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.
Open here the "NIKOS 15 years" UT Special! #proud