DesignLab at the University of Twente is currently a home base for aspiring refugee entrepreneurs. Fourteen young Syrian refugees from a pre-startup school Delitelabs will be at the UT until Friday, working on their business ideas. ‘We encourage local students to come to the DesignLab. You will be surprised at the magic that happens when you put together people of different background,’ says Christof Hawle, Director of Delitelabs.
On the 27th of May 2015, Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship welcomed researchers and experts in the field and presented the perfect opportunity to share progress the University of Twente has made in regards to research, education and valorization of social entrepreneurship.
Jaap van Tilburg, programmamanager VentureLab, neemt morgen met een symposium over sociaal ondernemerschap afscheid van de UT. ‘Het zou geweldig zijn als een ondernemende universiteit zoals de UT sociaal ondernemerschap omarmt en koestert.’
UT graduate Nadiezdha Crespo helped to establish a community center in her home country of Mexico. In this center, creative people from the base of the pyramid can start up their own company.
PC3 for BoP(Product Co-creation Center for the Base of the Pyramid) is an initiative which originated at the University of Twente. Its goal is to create specialized support centers where creative people from the base of the pyramid can start up their own company. We have interviewed a group of experts from UT, who have founded the PC3 project. They are: researchers Juan Manuel Jauregui-Becker from OPM, whose field of expertise is design and product development,Laura Franco-Garcia specializing in sustainable development (CSTM) and professor Aard Groen, expert in innovative entrepreneurship and the leader of VentureLab.