Casimir Workshop Entrepreneurship - register now!



twee full days


Leiden, Oort building, Niels Bohrweg 2


This workshop is aimed at PhD students and postdocs who are considering the possibility of starting up their own business after their current contract. After two successful editions in 2015 and 2017, a third edition will take place in 2019.

During two days in April, Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 April, we will offer you lectures by inspiring entrepreneurs, a hands-on workshop on how to use the lean canvas model, to work on your business ideas. Giuseppe Visimberga from LURIS will tell us how the university deals with different types of spin-out companies. Paul Hedges from Applied Nanolayers will tell us about entrepreneurship in the Netherlands and will bring several case studies from his company. There will also be several opportunities to network with CEOs of start-up companies, some of them founded by alumni of our course: Warner Venstra from Quantified Air, Sal Bosman from Delft Circuits, Louis Reese from Acervatis, Aquiles Carattino from Uetke, Laura Restrepo Perez from Bluemics, and Richard Norte from Nenso have already confirmed to be there! A detailed program will soon be published here.

Please register for this course by filling in the form in the below. The data will be used for organizational purposes only, we won't keep the registration list in our archives longer than necessary.  

Credits: 3 GSC

This workshop is organised by Marco Beijersbergen, Tjerk Oosterkamp, and Marije Boonstra

About prof. dr. Marco Beijersbergen: Marco Beijersbergen is founder and managing director of cosine. After his PhD in laser physics and optics at Leiden University in 1996, Marco Beijersbergen recognised that there is a need for a company that offers commercial services in physics. He has strong interest in the physical principles behind the development of scientific and industrial instruments. He not only applies that to the benefit of his company's customers, but he also shares his views and thoughts with physics and astronomy students at Leiden University.

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