november, 2018

28nov13:0014:30Hanze University of Applied Sciences: Entrepreneur and Innovator in Regional Eco-systems in cooperation with EURADA13:00 - 14:30


(Wednesday) 13:00 - 14:30


Members' Salon, European Parliament

Event Details

As European Association of Development Agencies, EURADA’s mission is to foster economic development across Europe. To this end, EURADA also capitalises on best-practices successfully employed in European regions as peer-learning is key to social and economic growth.

EURADA analysed over 60 best-practices in the frame of the Interreg Europe’s Projects Social Seeds, ESSPO and Beyond EDP, and selected two of those as highly innovative and impactful – one being the Regional Cooperative Westerkwartier, lead partner is the Hanze UAS. Building on its wider network of regional and local authorities and economic organisations and its European reach out, EURADA recently started the dissemination of the two selected best-practices and serves as liaison agency between their owners and interested entities in the EU and well-beyond.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences is shaping the future of the triple helix. A new regional approach to tackle the threats of demographic change, innovation gaps and youth unemployment. `in a cooperative effort, Hanze UAS as well as Terra VET, public      bodies and regional entrepreneurs are partners within the so-called Entrepreneurs’ Innovation lab. Intended to reinforce SME’s resilience, it is an eco-system for start up’s, cooperation and co-learning , either to establish new businesses collectively or to join existing SME’s in the region.

Marian van Os Centre for Entrepreneurship is lead partner of the Northern Netherlands Consortium of the Enterprise Europe Network. EEN North is helping SME’s innovate and grow internationally: – support in finding potential business partners abroad, – B2B matchmaking, trade missions, IP information, information on EU law and regulation, market intelligence.


Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Hanze University


Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

Speakers for this event

  • van Nistelrooij, Lambert

    van Nistelrooij, Lambert

    Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

    Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

    Member of the European Parliament (MEP)


Tommaso Galli, policy officer at EURADA- European Association of Development Agencies

Jan-jaap Aue, director of EnTranCe, Centre of Expertise Energy also appointed as Professor of Energy Transition & Hydrogen at the Hanze UAS

Mark Mijnans, founder and CEO Envitron

Marcel van der Kooij, parttime entrepreneur and projectleader for the Northern Netherlands Consortium of the Enterprise Europe Network

Hugo Velthuijsen, director Marian van Os Centre for Entrepreneurship, Professor New Business and ICT at Hanze UAS

Willem Foorthuis, Professor Sustainable Cooperative Entrepreneurship at Hanze UAS