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NIKOS Extracurricular Education @UT: UT Challenge, MOOC's and Summer Schools

Together with NOVEL T and Soapbox, NIKOS is involved with UT's most important extracurricular innovation and entrepreneurship trajectory, the UT Challenge! Since 2017 this yearly event takes place between April and June (with preliminary activities already from February onwards) when groups of UT students work on further developing their business ideas into business plans, prototypes, or even scale up small businesses. See the website for more information! 

As part of UT’s international summer school CuriousU for senior bachelor level students, NIKOS offers the course EntrepreneurialU already since 2015, attracting yearly over 35 participants for an entrepreneurial 10-day bootcamp in August: EntrepreneurialU is also accessible for PhD and PDEng candidates via Twente Graduate School, and NIKOS will launch an Entrepreneurial Behaviour course for TGS in November 2018 to be repeated yearly: All these together with NOVEL T and coordinated by Joost Brinkman ( and Annemarie Ridder ( Also yearly, but travelling from partner to partner, is our involvement in the Entrepreneurship research summer school with the universities of Groningen and Sheffield, and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow:

Last but not least, NIKOS is proud of two entrepreneurship Massive Open Online Courses:

1. Entrepreneurship for Engineers a 4TU MOOC - , and

2. the new UT MOOC on Technology Entrepreneurship. Initiated by Rainer Harms ( , featuring also Jeroen Sempel, Kaisa Zalewska, Raymond Loohuis, Tamara Oukes and Ariane von Raesfeld Meijer. See course content and watch the trailer here: