Programme

Programme

08:30 – 09:00    Registration and coffee/tea

09:00 – 09:15     Welcome and Introduction

09:15 – 09:45     Keynote speaker – Christian Lindener – CEO Wayra Germany

09:45 – 10:00     Keynote Speaker – Professor Geert Duysters – Tilburg University

10:00 – 10:15     Keynote Speaker – Professor Vareska van de Vrande – RSM

10:15 – 11:15       Session 1: Corporate Venturing in family firms

Corporate speaker: Reinier van Herel – Head of Innovation Damen Shipyards
Academic speaker: Professor Tommaso Minola - University of Bergamo

11:15 – 11:30     Break

11:30 – 12:30     Session 2: Corporate Venture Capital – beyond capital

Corporate speaker: Tobias Gutmann — corporate experience & researcher at HHL
Academic speaker: Joshua Eckblad — startup experience & researcher at Tilburg University

12:30 – 12:45     Wrap-up morning session

12:45 – 13:30     Lunch and networking

13:30 – 14:00     State of the art of corporate venturing - a tour of the most recent data

14:00 – 15:00     Session 3: Creating Value through spin-offs

Corporate speaker: Rolph Segers – Technology Transfer Office – TNO
Academic speaker: Ivo de Nooijer – former director of LURIS (Leiden University)

15:00 – 15:15     Break

15:15 – 16:15     The Debate: Nature versus Nurture

Ingrid Verheul – Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship – RSM
Magdalena Cholakova – Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship – RSM
Oriol Pascual - Director of IQS Tech Factory, Barcelona
Frank Appeldoorn - Managing Partner Arches Capital

16:15 – 16:45     Wrap up afternoon session & Closing

16:45 – 17:45     Network drinks

The moderator of the day will be Danny Mekic, speaker, adviser and entrepreneur on innovation & technology. Danny was  awarded by magazines such as Sprout, Quote and Elsevier as "Most successful young entrepreneur”.