The Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) from the University of Twente organizes a summer school on Entrepreneurship and Technology Venturing from 9 – 13 July, 2012.

For (aspiring) entrepreneurs: How to create a successful business?

Students, graduates, or career-switchers who want to start or accelerate their own high-tech business may want to attend this summer school. Science on Entrepreneurship indicates that a business should be sufficiently developed in





networks, and


right from the beginning of the entrepreneurial process, in order to be successful.

In this summer school, these issues are covered extensively, by means of lectures, discussions and case-studies, led by experts from practice and academics.

At the end of the summer school, you are invited but not required to present your business case to an expert panel.

University of Twente, NIKOS and VentureLab Twente

The University of Twente ( is known as a truly entrepreneurial university, and has delivered approximately 800 spin-offs since the 1980’s. NIKOS ( is the University’s expert center on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship. It researches entrepreneurial processes, teaches the science of entrepreneurship and supports entrepreneurs in developing a successful knowledge-intensive business. Amidst a variety of entrepreneurial support instruments, its most prominent current program is the VentureLab Twente program ( VentureLab has supported 200 high-tech, high-growth ventures in their development since May 2009. This international summer school on “Entrepreneurship & Technology Venturing” is largely based on the offer of the VentureLab Twente program.

How to apply?

The deadline to apply for the summer school is June 1st. See the application form on the website. Due to a limited amount of places, to ensure the possibility of in-depth discussions, a selection will take place. Applicants will be informed about their placement by e-mail on June 6th latest.

Contact person

In case of questions, suggestions or comments, please contact Hèla Klaczynski at or (0031) 53 489 4512.