SSU Foundation

The SSU programme

A unique opportunity for students to experience innovation

Case studies

Case studies at companies, tackling problems related to innovation. A way for students to experience innovation in a practical setting and for companies to get a fresh insight. Click for more info on the case studies of the SSU programme.

Study tour

A tour to a location related to innovation. This enables students to experience innovation in a different and unique climate, acquiring valuable insights. Click for more info on the tour and its location.

Application procedure

We select excellent students to participate in our exclusive programme. Students are rated on motivation, curriculum vitae and an assessment. Click for the application procedure and the form to apply.


We partner with multiple innovative companies within The Netherlands to create value for both students and companies. Students gain valuable insights, and companies get excellent students. Click for our partners.


We aim to select the best students from the undergraduate NW&I, and the graduates SB&I and IS. These innovative students are eager to learn and can offer the most. Click the logo for more info.

Supporting parties

The SSU aims to set up an educational experience for the participants every year. We would not be able to achieve this excellent programme without our sponsors. Furthermore, the board is supported in this role by both the Recommending Committee and the Advisory Counsel.

SSU Foundation

What makes the SSU Foundation unique
"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
  • Unique locations visited
  • collaborating partners 2017

The SSU Board

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Luuk van Driel

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Sanne de Roij

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Rose Mary Hulscher

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Kyra de Haan

Foreign Relations
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Theresa Dao

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Devika Vorstermans

External Relations
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Joris Bertens

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