About

‘Start-up insights’ is an initiative of Utrecht University’s department of Innovation Studies and funded by the Climate-KIC Innovation Scouts program.

Our mission is to address the challenge of climate change by studying clean-tech entrepreneurship, innovation and education. We aim at delivering applicable insights for practitioners throughout the world. In order to do so, ‘Start-up insights’ conducts world-wide and world-class empirical scientific research, covering a wide scope on the subject with questions ranging from ‘what makes entrepreneurial ecosystems work?’ to topics such as entrepreneurial networks, start-up strategies and best practice models for supporting facilities.

Areas of study:

  • Entrepreneurial networks and ecosystems
  • Business incubation and accelerator programs
  • International comparisons business incubation and entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Clean-tech innovation and start-ups
  • Development of entrepreneurship education programs

For who?

Through providing new insights on these topics, we aim to support those who transform their ideas into successful and world-changing ventures or those who support entrepreneurship.

Our results are accessible to and shared with the rest of the world. They provide value for entrepreneurs, policy makers, clean-tech investors, incubator managers, acceleration coaches and fellow researchers.

 The team

 

RijnsoeverDruidDr. Frank van Rijnsoever

Innovation Scout Leader/Researcher

Climate-KIC/Utrecht University

F.J.vanRijnsoever[@]uu.nl

 

Chris

 Chris Eveleens, MSc

Researcher

Climate-KIC/Utrecht University

C.P.Eveleens[@]uu.nl

 

Marijn

Marijn van Weele, MSc

Innovation Scout & Researcher

Climate-KIC/Utrecht University

M.A.vanWeele[@]uu.nl

 

Henk

Henk Steinz, MSc

Innovation Scout & Researcher

Climate-KIC/Utrecht University

H.J.Steinz[@]uu.nl

Pepijn

Pepijn Veling, MSc

Innovation Scout

p.veling[@]gmail.com

 

Tijmen

Tijmen Altena, MSc

Researcher

Utrecht University/ IDFuse

Tijmen[@]idfuse.nl

 

Paul

Paul Tuinenburg, MSc

Researcher

Utrecht University/ IDFuse

Paul[@]idfuse.nl

 

Niels

Niels van Stijn

Innovation Scout

Climate-KIC/Utrecht University

niels.vanstijn[@]climate-kic.org

Fenna Cerutti

Innovation Scout

Climate-KIC/Utrecht University

f.d.cerutti[@]students.uu.nl

Menno Groen

Innovation Scout

Climate-KIC/Utrecht University

M.L.Groen[@]students.uu.nl

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