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, Special Envoy for StartupDelta, putting the Netherlands firmly on the map as a start-up hub.
Ray Quintana, General Partner at Cottonwood Technology Fund, which established its European headquarters in Twente last year.
The moderator for the 2015 Innovation Lecture is entrepreneur and writer Jim Stolze.