Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Maastricht University

Get education, training and mentorship to start building.

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.

Center News

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.

More information

Guest lecture

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.

Register for the event

Research highlight

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).

Learn more

Jan 31, 2020 - Academia and Entrepreneurship

The academic interest regarding the field of Entrepreneurship is ever growing. During this academic colloquium we invite 4 experts in the field to present their latest contributions to the ever growing body of entrepreneurship literature. These experts are Kathryn Shaw (Stanford Business School), Morten Bennendsen (INSEAD Paris), Mirjam van Praag (Universiteit van Amsterdam), and Yona Rubinstein (London School of Economics). More information.

Jan 30, 2020 - Innovate Your Business in One Day

Innovation is the silver bullet in determining a firm's continued success. It therefore is good as a small or medium sized entreprise to regularly check your business model to see if you are not missing any opportunities. Collaborate with students of Maastricht University to do this check during this one-day program. Next to this we offer a variety of workshops aimed at increasing your innovative capabilities. More information.

Jan 29, 2020 - Start Your Business in One Day

Start your business in a day! During this interactive and workshop-filled day the CEI offers a program in which students can start their business in day. Starting from idea generation we very quickly take you through the most important steps in setting up your business and testing your business idea. More information.