In this learning community master students from different programs work together in interdisciplinary groups. Based on real-life research results, emanating from the research departments of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, students engage in a so-called ‘technological business development project’. University researchers working in these labs are involved in the project definition phase and in coaching students throughout their projects.

Learning Community Activities

Coming up
coming soon
Past activities
  • cross-EUTOPIA student teams and feedback sessions – When? Oct 2020 – June 2021 – Where? online – more info available soon

How to get involved?

(Students and educators)
Contact the EUTOPIA curriculum team: Jo Angouri ( and Karen Triquet (


Learning Community Members

Click on names below to see picture and short biography
Lead: Thomas Crispeels (VUB). Email:

Thomas Crispeels is a Professor Technology & Innovation at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He teaches a number of courses in the domain of High-technology entrepreneurship and his research interest lie in the fields of Academic Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer.

Partner: Marie Gruber (VUB). Email:

Marie Gruber is a PhD researcher in the Technology & Innovation research group at the VUB. Her research focuses on PhDs’ knowledge networks as well as the professional imprinting of supervisors on PhD students.

Partner: Matej Cerne (UL). Email:

Matej Cerne is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Ljubljana, interested in innovation, creativity, organizational behaviour and leadership.