Join us on 18 May from 10:30 to 11:00 CET for the third and final webinar of our youth entrepreneurship miniseries.

After having put the spotlight on secondary children in the first session and vocational students in the second, university students will be the focus of this session.

What you can expect

This 30-minute webinar will look at creating entrepreneurial opportunities for university students and explain how to run such programmes across borders.

You will learn about the Knowledge Alliance Rhine-Waal whose aim was to strengthen the cooperation of entrepreneurs, universities, and research institutions on both sides of the German-Dutch border. It focused particularly on young research-intensive companies and entrepreneurial students.

The alliance not only supported the development of new products, it also provided assistance to both entrepreneurs and students as well as simplified the search for partners, labs and research institutions on both sides of the border.

In this session we will take a closer look at two elements of the Knowledge Alliance: The International Pressure Cooker, an 8-hour ideation event where students tackled innovation challenges of real companies, and the Young SMEs subsidy scheme that fostered innovation in young enterprises with grants.


Alongside one of our SME competitiveness Thematic Experts and moderator, Mart Veliste, we have invited an expert in the field to share his experiences and recommendations with you.

  • Piet Boomsma, former Manager of the Knowledge Alliance Rhine-Waal, currently the Program Manager of INTERREG Deutschland-Nederland at Euregio Rhein-Waal, also a member of the KISS ME project

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