Technological Business Development

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 coaching students throughout their projects.
Learning Community Activities
Past Events
  • 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
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.