European Meetup 2020

2021 European meetup

The next UIF European Meetup, Leaders of Innovation and Impact, will be a 5-day online, student-driven experience of a lifetime! The European Meetup is organized as part of CuriousU, an European Summer School with an international taste. Mark the dates August 2-6 2021 in your calenders. Check out more details about the program and day-by-day schedule here! Can't wait for August 2021? Get even more excited with the after movies of the last two meetups, 2018 and 2019, below!

Previous editions of the European meetup

UIf European Meetup 2019: Leaders of Innovation and impact

From August 11 to 20, 2019, the University of Twente Innovation Fellows hosted its regional meetup in the Netherlands. With 31 students from over 15 countries joining the program, the stage was set for an amazing nine days full of design thinking, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as some truly EPIC team dynamics. The central spot of the meetup was the DesignLab, the futuristic student-driven maker space of the University of Twente. Developing leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset cannot be done overnight, but apparently, with the right circumstances. Next to the program for the students, several faculty champions joined the first-ever Champions Meetup, which was hosted at the same time as the meetup. 

An inspiring quote that reflects the meetup: “Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.” – Colin Powell

UIF European Meetup 2018

The summer of 2018 at UTwente was coloured 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 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 the video of our experiences:

 UIF European Meetup Aftermovie

University of Twente Experience

University Innovation Fellows

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.


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