accelerating young innovators

The Programme

Case studies

We arrange case studies in the Netherlands tackling problems related to innovation.

Study tour

Experience innovation in a different and unique cultural environment during the 10-day study tour.

Application

We select 23 excellent students based on their competences, motivation and (relevant) work experience.

Partners

We partner with innovative organisations to create value for both them and our students.

Academics

Students from various studies at Utrecht University related to innovation are welcome.

Supporting parties

We are grateful to the Recommending Committee, the Advisory Counsel and our sponsors for making this excellent programme possible.

The ssu foundation

"The best way for innovative students to develop their practical skills"

The SSU Foundation organises a unique extra-curricular programme for excellent innovation students in Utrecht. The goal of the SSU is to apply acquired knowledge to practice by the two parts of the programme. For one part, the participants work on a case study whereby a posed problem or question of a company is being addressed. The SSU has been collaborating with innovative Dutch companies and institutions such as Philips and the government for 20 years. The other part of the programme consists of a study tour abroad where the participants experience innovation in a cultural context by visiting companies and institutions at location.

  • Excellent students selected each year

    23

  • Unique locations visited

    23

  • Collaborating partners 2018

    8

Testimonials

the board

Anouk Gijsen
Anouk Gijsen
Chairman
Lidewij Hiestand
Lidewij Hiestand
Secretary
Tamara Kamps
Tamara Kamps
Treasurer
Niek van den Nobelen
Niek van den Nobelen
Foreign Relations
Janine Noordam
Janine Noordam
Foreign Relations
ewout timmermans
ewout timmermans
External Relations
Joyce Sanders
Joyce Sanders
External Relations

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