Organisers and supporters

Organisers and supporters

The Corporate Venturing Summit 2019 is organized by the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), The School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University and Corporate Venturing Network.

  • Corporate Venturing Network CVN is a successful network of companies active in corporate venturing and open innovation ecosystems. CVN’s creed is ’CVN; for the members, by the members and through the members’. We are a peer-to-peer network organisation sharing best practices and collaborating on creating tangible leads and new business initiatives. We establish relationships between large corporations and  links them to small and medium sized enterprises, universities, regional development organizations, investors, public private partnerships and startups creating an ecosystem for innovation. We encourage entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. We are organizing interactive meetings together with other stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. In addition, we organize special interest groups with partners that have a common interest in topics that play an important role in corporate venturing. For more information: www.corporateventuringnetwork.com.

  • It was the opinion of Tilburg University’s founding father, Martinus Cobbenhagen, that those who want to understand society should be actively and consciously involved in it. This philosophy is still at the basis of what our university wants to contribute. Under the motto of ‘Understanding society’, its more than 1,500 employees develop knowledge, transfer it to others, and bring people from various disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. Our focus areas are economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology. More than 15,000 students of 100 nationalities study here and we train them to become TiU-shaped professionals: responsible and enterprising thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility, and empathy, able to have impact in an innovative way and to give direction to a rapidly changing society.

  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.