Lunch Lecture Thursday February 11th

The Female Faculty Network Twente is inviting you to a lunch lecture on:

‘Sell your research commercially’

by Professor Aard Groen

on Thursday 11 February, from 12.30 till 14.00 hrs.

in building the Drienerburght

Lecturer background:

Aard Groen is professor of Innovative Entrepreneurship and scientific director of NIKOS, the Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship at the University of Twente. He is leading the research on “Innovation & Entrepreneurship”. Groen’s research interest is focusing on knowledge intensive entrepreneurship in networks. Groen has published in journals and books e.g. Journal of Management, International Journal of Small Business, Creativity and Innovation Management. Topics are positioned in entrepreneurship, marketing, university-industry interaction and innovation & technology dynamics. Groen received his master in public administration from the University of Twente, and his Ph-D on business administration from the University of Groningen.

Lecture description:

Some young and less young female members of FFNT have expressed their interest to commercialize or at least to know sufficiently aspects of the process involved to do so. This might enlarge their vision and look beyond their research technical work. Their specific questions will be addressed and responded during this lunch-lecture by Prof. Groen whose expertise on high tech developments and commercialization jointly with the gender perspective (Femstar project) will be focused to questions like:

- How to commercially sell your ideas?

- How to get the right network?

- Where do you find the companies that are interested in your research?

- What can “Kennispark” (Knowledge park) Twente and/or the UT do for you?

- How to get a more ‘entrepreneurial’ attitude / get the right mind set to see what can be valorised?

For an entrepreneurial university like UT, those are interesting questions in order to have some clues on how to enhance the staff and students’ skills in the business issues. This can be a good opportunity to match gender aspects, as well.


Please reply if you want to join this lecture by sending an e-mail to: FFNT@utwente.nl

Further information about the FFNT you can find on: http://www.utwente.nl/ffnt

Kind regards on behalf of the Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT),

Angelika Mader, Chair

Coming activities:

•25th March, 13.30-18.00 hrs. Workshop and Lecture Awareness Event, Drienerburght / Vrijhof

•20th April, 12.45-14.00 hrs. Lunch lecture Dimitri Stamatialis, Logica

•20th May, 12.30-14.00 hrs. Lunch meeting “Cycling through the Dutch jungle”, Faculty Club


FFNT aims to support the professional development of women in academia and to provide a network for sharing and exchanging experience. It develops workshops and lectures specially for women and also organises activities aimed at women jointly with PA&O (whose activities are otherwise gender neutral).