Innovation lecture 2015

The University of Twente has a long and vibrant tradition in business and entrepreneurship. Now more than ever, business generated by scientific research is the engine for economic growth. Transforming cutting-edge expertise into economic activity and benefits to society is one of our university’s core objectives. With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Collaborating closely with students, the business community and government, UT scientists are committed to delivering the technological and social solutions of tomorrow:  University of Twente, the University of Booming Business!


Neelie Kroes

Neelie Kroes, Special Envoy for StartupDelta, putting the Netherlands firmly on the map as a start-up hub.

Yori Kamphuis

Yori Kamphuis, Coblue Cybersecurity, UT alumnus and Futurist of the Year 2013

Ray Quintana

Ray Quintana, General Partner at Cottonwood Technology Fund, which established its European headquarters in Twente last year.

Jim Stolze

The moderator for the 2015 Innovation Lecture is entrepreneur and writer Jim Stolze.