Bootcamp: The Entrepreneurial Researcher

The entrepreneurial researcher: from research to business plan in three days.

Bootcamp: The Entrepreneurial Researcher

Are you a researcher and are you curious about your research’s business potential? Do you want to learn entrepreneurial skills? During the Entrepreneurial Researcher Bootcamp you will learn how the results of your research can be converted into business. This bootcamp is aimed at stimulating an entrepreneurial mindset of you as a researcher by hand-on translating your own research into business.


Nowadays, the world is asking about a researcher 2.0: a researcher that is able to translate research into business opportunities and that is able to communicate at the same level as industry: the Entrepreneurial Researcher. This requires the researcher to acquire entrepreneurial skills. The Bootcamp “The Entrepreneurial Researcher” teaches you how to transform your outputs of your research into business opportunities.

You will learn everything you need to know as a researcher about business modelling, pitching, financing and patents in just three days. Day 1 takes place on a predefined date and is a full day, day 2 consists of several hours of one-on-one sessions and at day 3 you will pitch your business proposition in front of a panel. The dates of day 2 and 3 are adjusted based on your availability.

The entrepreneurial skills you learn in this bootcamp are valuable for a career in science as it will help you in better engaging with industry and it also prepares you to work in industry. It is also the perfect start for those researchers that consider starting a spin-off company and would like to validate the business potential of their research.


Many have gone before you, not only in spin-offs but also as entrepreneurial top-researchers at academia or in industry. Previous participants include: Tide Microfluidics, Eurekite, MercuryLab, Sirius Medical Systems BV, LipoCoat, Locsense.


Participation in the bootcamp is free of charge. Are you interested to join?

  • Researchers of University of Twente can register via the website of the University of Twente (course name: entrepreneurial researcher).
  • Are you a researcher of Saxion, then sign up by filling in the form below.

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Sign up for the Bootcamp: The Entrepreneurial Researcher. The bootcamp of March has already started and the new date will be announced soon. Sign up now and we will let you know!

Meet Roy

Roy Kolkman
Roy Kolkman
Manager Knowledge & Technology Transfer
Roy Kolkman

Together with my skilled team, I am bringing research to market. Your research findings entail something great and you are eager to bring it to the market? Don’t hesitate to contact me!



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