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

    24

  • Collaborating partners 2020

    11

Testimonials

Learn more about the SSU experience

the board

Yara Meijer
Yara Meijer
Chairman
Marieke van Lange
Marieke van Lange
Secretary
Quinten Visser
Quinten Visser
Treasurer
Michał Bączyk
Michał Bączyk
Foreign Relations
Daphne Lemain
Daphne Lemain
External Relations
Jesse de Rooij
Jesse de Rooij
External Relations

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