Speed Dating Session

During the PhD Day, we offer Speed Dating sessions with various organizations within the Netherlands all PhDs. If you are already looking for a job, thinking about it, or want to turn your research into a business: This is the right place to be!

On this page, you will find more information on the organizations that will be joining us and what kind of candidates they are looking for.  Within the next few weeks, we will continually update this page to help you prepare for the PhD Day 2023 in the best way possible.

Venture Lab North and RUG Ventures are two organizations driven to empower and support aspiring entrepreneurs in developing their business idea. With their slogans “Paving the road from idea to successful business” and “Where scientific knowledge and business meet”, they communicate a strong mission: Together, we have the power to create a better future world! To support their mission, Venture Lab North provides a 10-month business development program that combines workshops, one-on-one coaching, and extensive networking opportunities. In doing so, they support entrepreneurs in all aspects of starting and maintaining a business – from product-customer fit over financial planning to marketing and communication. Likewise, RUG Ventures strives to support researchers in developing their innovative ideas. So far, they helped more than 80 researchers turn their ideas into impactful and flourishing businesses. Next to providing funding, RUG Ventures functions as a reliable advisor that will guide you toward success through collaboration and teamwork. More information on both organizations can be found here: · https://venturelabnorth.com/ · https://rugventures.com/

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. ASML has 32,000 employees, half of which are located at their headquarters in Veldhoven, with the other half spread over 60 locations worldwide. They design and manufacture the lithography machines that are an essential component in chip manufacturing. Their customers are companies such as Intel, who use ASML's machines in ‘fabs’ – microchip manufacturing plants – to create microchips that are eventually used in many electronic devices, including smartphones, laptops and much more. In 2022, ASML was the most highly valued European tech company. More information about ASML can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASML_Holding, https://www.asml.com

Philips Drachten is one of the largest Philips development and production centers in Europe. Here more than 2000 enthusiastic colleagues from all parts of the world work together on Personal Health products that improve people's lives. More info: https://www.icdrachten.nl/bedrijven/philips/

Flow Traders is a leading global company that provides technology-enabled liquidity to financial markets. Founded in 2004, they strive to continuously grow and expand their organization, network, and trading capabilities to ensure that their trading hubs in Europe, the US and APAC can provide liquidity across all major exchanges and trading platforms. They combine a team of passionate, creative minds working together across multi functions and countries. You can find more information about FlowTraders and what they do on their website: https://www.flowtraders.com/

The Innovation Cluster Drachten is a group of cooperating high-tech companies in the Northern Netherlands that work together to develop high-quality, unique tech products and solutions. They enjoy working with technical talents to continuously gain new insights. For more information on the companies involved, visit their website here: https://www.icdrachten.nl/

8D Games has developed playful solutions for hospitals, scientific institutions and schools in both national and international contexts. They are specialized in changing behavior through gaming, using co-creation and design thinking methods. 8D Games has previously developed games and digital tools in collaboration with the University of Groningen, University of Twente, the University of Mûnster, NHL Stenden and Hanze University of Applied Sciences. More info: https://8d-games.nl/en/

Baringa set out to build the world's most trusted consulting firm - creating lasting impact for clients and pioneering a positive, people-first way of working. Baringa works with everyone from FTSE 100 names to bright new start-ups, in every sector. More info: https://www.baringa.com/en/

BD Kiestra develops and produces innovative, high-quality automated laboratory systems for medical bacteriological laboratories. More info: https://www.icdrachten.nl/bedrijven/bd-kiestra/

Ventura Systems CV designs, engineers, and assembles door systems for buses, trams, and metro worldwide. More info: https://www.icdrachten.nl/bedrijven/ventura-systems/

ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and is part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Its mission is to enable discoveries in radio astronomy. The headquarters is in Dwingeloo. More info: https://www.icdrachten.nl/bedrijven/astron/

SRON is the Dutch expertise institute that provides breakthroughs in space research. More info: https://www.icdrachten.nl/bedrijven/sron/

Ipskamp is the specialist in the printing and binding of PhD theses, from a few pieces to around 1,000 copies. Every year Ipskamp helps over 1250 PhD students with a perfectly printed thesis. Check out some example theses printed through Ipskamp here: https://proefschriften.net/en/

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