Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

Valorisation often involves the creation of something new and an entrepreneurial attitude is needed for it. What skills do you need as enterprising student or employee, and how do you start? This session learns you how to start your own innovative project within different environments.

Learning objectives

After attending this seminar you know:

  • What competencies are part of an entrepreneurial attitude
  • How you can be entrepreneurial within existing organizations
  • How you can be entrepreneurial within your own business


Erik Stam is Professor of Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Utrecht University School of Economics. He also is the Academic Director of the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship. Erik is a member of the ‘Commission for the Future of the Craft Economy’ of the Economic and Social Council. He regularly advises regional, national and international organisations about innovation and entrepreneurial policy. Previously he has conducted research in the field of entrepreneurship, innovation, economic organization and economic development.

Kirsten Steinbusch is co-founder of Waste2Chemical. As environmental engineer, she received her doctorate degree in mixed culture fermentation of low-grade biomass to building blocks for fuel and chemicals, the fundament for Waste2Chemical. She won business plan competitions of New Venture, Climate KIC and a NGI pre-seed grant in 2011 because of the enormous potential of this concept. With her business partner, she attracted capital investment and grew the company to six persons to develop the technology together with partners in the waste management industry.