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Mercator Award Special Edition

  • Theater C 141 Heyendaalseweg Nijmegen, GE, 6525 AJ Netherlands (map)

On June 7th, a special edition of the Mercator Award takes place. During this afternoon, several speakers will tell you about how academic knowledge is translated to a wider society. Topics such as innovation, entrepreneurship, spinoff generation and impact will be explained in-depth followed by the presentation of the Mercator Awards.


13.30h: Walk in

14.00h: Moderator Rector Mgnificus Prof. Dr. Han van Krieken about Knowledge & Entrepreneurship at the Radboud University, Foundation Gelderkennis and Mercator Incubator. Retrospect of the past 30 years business support.

14.30h: Prof. Dr. Esther-Mirjam Sent, Dr. Peter Vaessen (Faculty of Management Science) about Entrepreneurship in Education & Research

15.00h: Mercator Award Special Edition presents ppromising spinoffs Khondrion and NovoLanguage together with stakeholders Jan Giesbers, Koos van den Heuvel and Hein van der Pasch. Afterwards a keynote-presentation will be given about the experiences in science & business by Dr. Jacques Lemmens, founder and CEO of pharmaceutical company and spinoff Synthon. 

17.00h: Closing with snacks & drinks 


Later Event: July 5
Entrepreneurship BBQ