April 17, 2020

Can university alliances change the game?

In a recent webinar organised by the European University Alliance, DTU Provost Rasmus Larsen discussed with Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Higher Education Unit, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission, and Dorothy Kelly, Vice Rector for Internationalization, University of Granada, Spain, the benefits and challenges of university alliances.

To take just one example of a clear benefit raised by Rasmus: the European Venture Programme. The programme offers 25 young start-ups exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the six EuroTech Universities, i.e. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Technische Universität München (TUM), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), École Polytechnique (l'X), and Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

This intensive 12-day programme takes entrepreneurs on a journey to multiple EuroTech locations to boost their business beyond borders. Per location, there are thematic workshops and plenty of time for peer feedback and meetings with local start-ups, companies and SMEs, governmental and public organisations, academics and more.

To watch a recording of the discussion, click here.

To learn more about the European Venture Programme, click here.

The next deadline for application is 30 April 2020!

"Being exposed to the innovation ecosystems of six universities offers huge benefits for student entrepreneurs. They get access to mentors, investors, and markets in six countries."

Rasmus Larsen, DTU