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Ambitious and passionate scientists can valorize their innovative ideas via ERBS. If the idea is expected to be commercially successful, a scientist’s research can be marketed, with ERBS providing support and advice in the areas of: business development, pre-financing, access to a relevant network, drafting a business plan and financial and administrative support.
The innovative research activities will be privatized if there is sufficient turnover and will become a separate BV under the umbrella of Erasmus Enterprise.

ECE

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship offers executive entrepreneurship training and innovation programs to corporates and starting entrepreneurs. The focus is on developing entrepreneurial competences through startup incubation and innovation programs. Our experts have a good understanding of the successful start and growth factors of companies; they monitor and study fast growing companies and present the results in the renowned ScaleUp Dashboard.

YES!Delft

Leading Tech incubator YES!Delft over the years has built custom ecosystems around 9 focus areas to enable tech startups in: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, BioTech, CleanTech, MedTech, EdTech, Aviation, Robotics and Complex Technology. In these fields our experts provide startups with 360 degree support in: custom startup (acceleration) programs, full-lifecycle services such as recruitment and funding, access to market and capital, and a community of experts, corporate partners and mentors.

UNIIQ

UNIIQ is a regional early stage investment fund of Euro 22M focusing on highly innovative academic spin-offs, startups and existing SMEs. Through providing both capital and support, UNIIQ aims to bridge the gap from zero funding to a seed funding round, and from prototype to ready-to-launch product. So far, UNIIQ has invested in 42 companies covering a wide range of topics and technologies, from Hardt Hyperloop to Qblox, to Buddy Payment’s smart financial budgeting app. 

Graduate Fund

Graduate Fund is established together with EUR and TU Delft alumni to stimulate entrepreneurship amongst students in the Rotterdam/Delft region. The fund will be capitalized up to Euro 6M by private and public donations and administered by Erasmus Trust Fund. The fund is managed by a student board, consisting of 8 full-time students. The student board’s main responsibility is deal flow. Alumni from EUR and TU Delft are available for coaching and mentoring. The collaboration between alumni and students from Rotterdam and Delft has the objective to create ventures that are at the intersection of technology and social sciences.

PortXL

Port XL is the 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator in the world, cultivating a spirit of innovation within the global maritime industry. Their ecosystem of start-ups, scale-ups, corporate partners and mentors – all change makers, creative thinkers and problem solvers work collaboratively to disrupt the status quo. Through (international) acceleration programs and challenges our experts are boosting innovation and offer limitless opportunities for maritime tech start-ups and scale-ups all over the world.

DRIFT

DRIFT is a leading research institute in the field of sustainability transitions. Our experts develop and share transformative knowledge that enables people, cities, sectors and organizations to actively engage in transitions. DRIFT has four core activities: academic research, advisory, education and public dialogue & debate. The strong connection between these activities enables us to combine theory development with critical reflection and to test, validate and make our insights socially relevant in various ways. Together with the people, organizations and institutions we work with, we strive to accelerate the transitions towards more fair, sustainable and resilient societies.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a pronounced business and societal orientation in its education and research. Here scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. The mission is therefore “Creating positive societal impact”. The academic education is intensive, active and application oriented. 

The research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams that are strongly intertwined with international networks. With its research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The ‘Erasmian values’ function as the internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: entrepreneurial, socially involved, global citizen, open-minded and connecting.

Erasmus MC

Erasmus MC is the most innovative university medical center in the Netherlands and one of the world’s leading centers of scientific research. It is committed to achieving a healthy population and pursuing excellence in healthcare through research and teaching. Day in, day out, the staff, volunteers and students work with passion and dedication to achieve everything that Erasmus MC stands for: safe, first-rate healthcare for patients with complex issues, unusual and rare conditions or acute needs. 

To achieve this Erasmus MC provides top-quality teaching that attracts ambitious, inquisitive and talented students that seek to answer the healthcare questions of tomorrow. This is all founded in world-class scientific research that bolsters understanding of diseases and disorders and helps to predict, treat and prevent them. At Erasmus MC they believe that they can provide the best care, research and education through their three core values: responsible, binding and enterprising.

TU Delft

Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (TU Delft) is a modern university with a rich tradition. Its eight faculties and over 30 Master programmes are at the forefront of technological development, contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society. Ranked among the top universities of technology in Europe TU Delft’s excellent research and education standards are backed by outstanding facilities, research institutes and research schools. TU Delft maintains close links with (inter)national industry; a strategic alliance contributing to the relevance of its academic programmes and career prospects for its graduates.

Society is its continuous incentive for research. Research is carried out to find solutions for society’s present and future demands. Fundamental research is part of this, because we aim to find solutions for tomorrow’s problems. Health, energy, environment and infrastructures & mobility are today’s major social issues. That’s why TU Delft pays extra attention to developing solutions in these four domains.