New Entrepreneurship for Knowledge Valorization

09.30 – 10.00

Welcome, coffee/tea

10.00 – 12.00

Plenary session

Chair: Johannes Boonstra

  • Welcome Address by prof. dr. ir. Cees Buisman, Wetsus Executive Board
  • Keynote Address by Michiel Scheffer, President of the Board of the European Innovation Council
  • Two Additional Keynote Speeches (TBA)
  • Marcel Mulder Award Ceremony presented by drs. Ed Nijpels, Chair Wetsus Supervisory Board
    • Pitches by last year’s winners dr. Chris Schott and Jolanda Theeuwen MSc
    • 2024 Award Ceremony

12.00 -14.00

Lunch, visit demonstration floor and matchmaking

14.00 – 16.30

Plenary session


  • Keynote TBA
  • Presentations by recipients of EIC Accelerator grants.

The EIC Accelerator offers grants to startups and SMEs with innovative products or business models poised to disrupt markets globally. It targets those with a strong ambition to scale up and in need of significant funding due to high risks for private investors.

The presentations: Plant-E, AquaBattery, SusPhos, Chaincraft

  • International clusters on accelerating growth in water tech

In this international cluster session, we aim to explore ways for global expansion by forging connections with esteemed water clusters. Our discussions will span from fostering entrepreneurship to catalyzing exports through the utilization of both National and EU programs.

16.30 – 18.00

Drinks and visit exhibition floor