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Presentation for the Hanza Parliament in Pori, Finland; september 2012.

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  1. Kom verder. Saxion. industry – university cooperation University: 100 years old child of industry Matthijs Hammer Senior lecturer Entrepreneurship
  2. Kom verder. Saxion. Outline • Introduction on Saxion • Introduction on the Twente Region • Kennispark Twente – Activities – Examples • Results
  3. Kom verder. Saxion. About Saxion Universities Apeldoorn Enschede Deventer
  4. Kom verder. Saxion. Schools and academic programmes • School of Business Engineering & Entrepreneurship • School of Governance & Law • School of Health • School of Applied Psychology and Human Resources Management • School of Social Work • School of Education • School of Creativity & Technology • School of Finance & Accounting • Hospitality Business School • School of Life Science, Engineering & Design • School of Marketing & International Management • School of Environmental Planning & Building 12 Schools: •125 Bachelor / Master programmes in Dutch. •27 Bachelor / Master international programmes in English. •Various Bachelor / Master programmes in German •Non-degree programmes
  5. Kom verder. Saxion. The Region of Twente
  6. Kom verder. Saxion. The Region of Twente
  7. Kom verder. Saxion. Learning from doing • The results from today, are born in the past. • Exploit the resources and talents available. • Based on the industrial activities in the past, we educate our population. • Industry takes their responsibility for future success. • Government is intermediating with resources (€) and policy .
  8. Kom verder. Saxion. History of the region 1830 Initiation of Textile industry - King Willem I 1833 First textile school - 25 pupils on weaving 1861 Esteblishment regional facilities - Sporting and leisure facilities (parks) - Twensche Bank now: ABN-AMRO Bank 1918 Establishment Higher Textile education - Later: Saxion University of Applied Sciences 1950‟s Decline textile sector, - loss of 40,000 jobs (80 %)1 1 Hammer, Hospers & Van der Sijde, 2005
  9. Kom verder. Saxion. 1961 Establishment research university - 3rd Technical University in The Netherlands 1983 The Entrepreneurial University - Vice Chancelor Harry van den Kroonenberg: entrepreneurship as a career option, for academics 2006 Kennispark Twente - Province, Cities, Universities Today Innovation campus of national interest - > 1,700 spin-offs - 10% of Benelux Technology Fast 50 - 300 companies with 6,000 commercial jobs on site History of the region
  10. Kom verder. Saxion. HEI‟s in the region
  11. Kom verder. Saxion. Employment in the region
  12. Kom verder. Saxion. R&D –salary cost /fte
  13. Kom verder. Saxion. So……. • Knowing from who we are, where we come from. • Realising that education and public research must serve the (their) industry. • Aware that government is over structured. • Given the fact that industry has limited free resources. • Universities and government are pointed to take initiative to share their harvest with their parents (Industry)
  14. Kom verder. Saxion. How to act in puberty? • Growing-up results in new roles. • Not only „getting‟, but „sharing‟. • Reciprocal exchange of resources (knowledge, money, infrastructure). • Both remain to their core business: Education & research / „economic value creation‟ New world created: Kennispark Twente
  15. Kom verder. Saxion. How to act in puberty?
  16. Kom verder. Saxion. Start: self reflection 2005 Self evaluation report on the contribution of Higher Educational Institutes to regional Development, initiated by the OECD/IMHE2 (p91): Conclusion: “development themes for Twente: - Entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity - Regional focal areas - Knowledge infrastructure - Strengthening of HEI‟s” 2 Sijger, Hammer, ter Horst, Nieuwenhuis & Van der Sijde, 2005
  17. Kom verder. Saxion. Activities • Entrepreneurship: stimulate startups and growing companies • Innovation: stimulate innovation and knowledge transfer • Area: create an inspiring location for innovative companies
  18. Kom verder. Saxion. Targets • Ecosystem and innovation campus of national strategic interest • Location and support for innovative companies • Foundation: – Stimulating entrepreneurship – Goal: 10,000 new jobs for the region • Founders: City of Enschede, Province of Overijssel, University of Twente, Saxion University and the Region of Twente
  19. Kom verder. Saxion. Approach: a complete ecosystem Starting and growing firms – Talent – Idea – Financing – Awareness – Incubation, etc. Industrial links – SME portals – Research Joint Ventures – Building Clusters Quality of the area – 150 events per year in talent, knowledge, risk capital, facilities – Physical area development program
  20. Kom verder. Saxion. Starters and Growers 1.Talent 2.Idea 3.Risk capital – ~ 15 funds Awareness Incubators • Work on individual cases • 30 years of experience, culture • Serial Entrepreneurship
  21. Kom verder. Saxion. Innovative Enterprises • SME Portal • Research Joint Ventures –Jointly run with industrial partners –TPRC –Boeing, ten Cate, Stork, … –CMI –Siemens, UMCG, … –High Tech Factory –20 nano companies –Centre4Cloud –Google, IBM, KPN, …
  22. Kom verder. Saxion. Inspiring Environment • Events/flow (150 per year) – Talent – Risk capital – Knowledge – Information – Partners – Facilities • And Square Meters – University Campus – City Campus to FC Twente stadium – Incubator BTC
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  25. Kom verder. Saxion. Employment in the region
  26. Kom verder. Saxion. Start-ups and growers Innovative companies Inspiring Campus Awareness, communication, positioning Education, training, coaching Soft Landing Business Development and IP Financing networks Financing SME portal to knowledge R&D Open Innovation joint ventures Events: interaction, flow of talent, knowledge, money, information Area development Equipment, labs, incubator services, entrepreneur/legal support Our agenda
  27. Kom verder. Saxion. Example: High Tech Factory • Redevelopment of former university cleanroom • Shared production facility • >20 micro- and nanotechnology companies • Hightech Fund
  28. Kom verder. Saxion. Partners U-Needle
  29. Kom verder. Saxion. Example: Venturelab Twente • 1 year business development programme • For startups and growing companies • Hightech, high ambitious people • >200 participants in 3 years • Focus on the team, skills and knowledge
  30. Kom verder. Saxion. Example: Powered by Twente • 150 events per year • Focus on entrepreneurship and innovation • Flow of ideas, talent, money • Independent foundation
  31. Kom verder. Saxion. Financial ecosystem
  32. Kom verder. Saxion. Results • Regional engine for innovation • 330 companies on site – 5,900 commercial jobs • University of Twente and Saxion University: – 9,000 and 24,000 students – 4,000 scientists UT and 2,200 at Saxion • 1750 spin-offs (40 -50 startups per year) – 6,500 jobs – Many students with a company (>100)
  33. Kom verder. Saxion. Results • 10% of the fastest growing tech companies in the Benelux – Winnaar 2010 Service2Media • 50 M€ invested by private and public parties in 2010 • International benchmark
  34. Kom verder. Saxion. Why this works: • It is an ecosystem • Top technology at the universities (nano, bio, ICT) • 100 years of history with Industry – university cooperation in the region • A shared vision with the local governments and industry (HTSM; High Tech Systems and Materials) • The Kennispark gives a boost, it is not the goal • Coach, conscience and supporter in the field
  35. Kom verder. Saxion. Video of Kennispark Twente, 5 minutes
  36. Kom verder. Saxion. For more information, suggestions or cooperation, do not hesitate to contact: