Register yourself for our innovation ecosystems event on 17 June in Brussels

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17 June: Hit or Miss

17 June - Hit or Miss: Fostering dynamic ecosystems – Neth-ER & MBO Raad & VH & UASNL event

On the 17th of June “Hit or Miss” is the first organized event of the series. In this event we explore innovation ecosystems through the lens of vocational education providers and universities of applied sciences, with emphasis on the way that regional innovation strategies, national funding instruments and European policies interact. Following the title ‘hit or miss’, we examine what works through best practices, and which further support is needed to foster dynamic ecosystems and better connect innovation initiatives around Europe.

10:00 – 10:30         Walk-in
10:30 – 10:35         Welcome by Rob van Eijkeren (Head of Office, House of the Dutch Provinces)
10:35 – 10:40         Welcome by Jurgen Rienks (Director Neth-ER, moderator of the day)
10:40 – 11:10          Thomas Wobben (Committee of the Regions)
11:10 – 11:30          3 pitches around innovation in practice

  • Lisa Heyman (Tree project, candidate HBO Hero, Avans UAS)
  • Anu Manickam (Researcher Hanze UAS)
  • John Schobben (Practor innovatiesucces, De Leijgraaf) 

11:30 – 11:55          Break
11:55 – 12:15          Commission TBC
12:15 – 12:55          Panel: Hit or miss – what makes a strong ecosystem?

  • Moderator: Jurgen Rienks (director Neth-ER)
  • Jorick Scheerens (VET perspective, coordinator
  • Willem Foorthuis (Regional perspective, Hanze UAS and MBO Terra)
  • Inez Meurs (National perspective, SIA)
  • Commission TBC (European perspective)

12:55 – 13:00        Round-up by Rob Verhofstad and Jurgen Rienks
13:00                     Network lunch, offered by UASNL. Please let us know if you will join the lunch at last 8th of June

Format: This will be an on-site event
Time: 10.00 – 13.00, with the option to join a network lunch afterwards offered by UASNL
Location: The House of the Dutch Provinces, Trierstraat 59-61 Brussels
Language: English