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The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is Maastricht University’s initiative to help startups thrive across campus. The Centre collaborates with all six schools at Maastricht University to strengthen the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
CEI is awarded MKB Deal
CEI is very proud to announce that, together with the Province of Limburg and MKB Limburg, we received funding from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to aid small family firms regarding their innovative capabilities. Furthermore CEI in cooperation with their partners is going to support these family firms in their process of succession, a crucial stage in the life of each family firm.
On January 31st 2020, the centre welcomes Professor Kathryn Shaw, the Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Kathryn Shaw’s most recent research focuses on managing talent in high performance organizations. She studies how firms attract and build star talent in the software industry and in a wide range of knowledge-intensive industries.
In collaboration with the Province of Limburg, Jolien Huybrechts, Anita Van Gils, Roy Broersma and Yannick Bammens, researchers at SBE’s department of Organization, Strategy & Entrepreneurship mapped out the organizational and strategic challenges of (family) SMEs in Limburg. Based on a large-scale survey executed in May-June 2019, responses were collected from 759 enterprises (18.8% response grade).