The valorisation policy of the University of Antwerp is aimed at providing maximum support to its spin-offs. A team of internal and external experts supports entrepreneurial researchers in realising their spin-off. They are coached through the 'Dive into business' training programmes in which they learn more on financing, business planning, intellectual property, marketing, etc. In short, all aspects of entrepreneurship.
Deep Dive into Business
In cooperation with the Antwerp Management School, the Deep Dive into Business is organised every two years. Topics such as business modeling, value proposition and business financing are discussed in depth and applied to the own business case. In this way, we prepare our researchers to pitch before a jury of potential investors.
The programme brings together the various spin-offs, so that they not only get the opportunity to learn from each other, but also start to build up a network within the UAntwerp spin-off community.
We keep track of the spin-off, even after its launch. From then on, the starting entrepreneurs are part of the vibrant UAntwerp spin-off community. They come together during the 'Tournée Générale' to network and learn about interesting topics specific to the business world. All this is coordinated by the University of Antwerp, which thus continuously supports its entrepreneurial talent.