11-20th August 2019. University of twente. the netherlands


Leaders of Innovation and Impact
Join the European Meetup from 11 - 20 August 2019! The meetup is organized as a special course of the CuriousU Summer School: "Leaders of Innovation and Impact"

Do you want to make a mark on your university? Do you want to innovate new technologies that can change thousands of lives? Throughout this track you will discover and develop your creative skills to become a leader in this ever changing world, where students are gaining a stronger voice in the challenges of tomorrow. These challenges require students to lead innovation and entrepreneurship that has a positive impact on the future of our planet. By integrating both the technical and the social skills, this track will dive into the tools you need to affect change.

This track is designed by students for students, where we can share our experiences, get out of our comfort zones and start learning new things and developing our skills together. The track will feature company visits, where you will meet leaders of industry, and talks by young entrepreneurs who will tell you about the dos and don'ts of kick starting your entrepreneurial journey. You will talk to influential local stakeholders, who will teach you how to be strategic in your communication. You will explore sustainable development in the region as well as innovation and entrepreneurship practices in some of Europe’s leading companies. You will use design thinking to understand stakeholder needs and develop sustainable solutions. Let’s join forces and develop our generation into the leaders that our future deserves.

The next UIF European Meetup will be an 8-day festival style, student-driven experience of a life-time! The European Meetup is organized as part of CuriousU, an European Summer School with an international taste. Check out all details of the program, including costs, housing and a day-by-day schedule on the CuriousU page! Can't wait for August 2019? Get even more excited with the after movie of the meetup 2018!

UIF European Meetup 2018

The summer of 2018 at UTwente was colored black and white! UIF UTwente took over the entrepreneurial Twente region in the Netherlands for the first ever UIF European Meetup. During the 4-day meetup Fellows from all over the world joined us for design thinking workshops, company visits, inspiring speakers and the festival vibes. From CEOs of the largest companies in the region, such as the former CEO of Booking.com and the CEO of NEDAP, to decision makers in politics, such as the Major of Enschede Onno van Veldhuizen, to repelling down campus buildings, this meetup was fully packed with inspiration, innovation and High Tech Human Touch!

Want to know more about the meetup? Check out the after movie and our experiences video:

UIF European Meetup Aftermovie:

University of Twente Experiences: 

The University Innovation Fellows are a group of excellent and passionate students driving change within higher education around the globe. Through a training organized from Stanford’s d-school these students share and receive the knowledge and skills to do epic shit on their campuses! Check out the UIF program here.