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Are you looking for ways to create impact with your research? During this interactive programme designed for researchers in the humanities and social sciences, our invited experts will cover topics such as fundraising, organisational structures, impact strategy, ecosystem mapping, and more.
Event details of Explore Social Entrepreneurship: from research to impact
6 June 2024

Programme details

Target group: researchers in the humanities and social sciences with not-for-profit ideas, researchers interested in funding/non-profit initiatives, SSHL Faculty members from Dutch Universities.

Day 1: Thursday, 6 June - Theory and Exploration Location: Humanities Venture Lab, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, room E0.05. 1012 CN Amsterdam

Day 2: Thursday, 13 June - Bulding Blocks Location: VU – De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, lunch included. 

Deadline for registration: 28 May

Full programme

Day One, Theory and Exploration
6 June 2024, Humanities Venture Lab, Oudemanhuispoort

  • Introduction and Entrepreneurial identity: Why turn research into impact?
  • Types of organisational structures.
  • Impact Strategy: Mapping Theory of Change, Defining and measuring social impact, and understanding the effects on society
  • Team building, time management, and skill requirements
  • Ecosystem mapping:  who is impacted by your idea + identify your stakeholders and management strategy.

Day Two, Building Blocks
13 June 2024, VU, De Boelelaan 1105

  • Insights from experienced founders. Managing expectations and navigating the ups and downs of Social Enterprises  journeys.
  • Social Business Model Canvas.
  • Various funding methods (e.g., loans, subsidies, grants, product sales).
  • University involvement, Copyright and IP management.
  • Stewardownership
  • Round table with advice on next steps

Room E0.05
Oudemanhuispoort 4-6
1012 CN Amsterdam