Opening Academic Year at Tilburg University features Rural Spark

Yesterday, the academic year opened at all Dutch universities. As Rural Spark finds some of its roots in both Technical University Eindhoven as well as Tilburg University, we were present to share our story on how new systems can emerge at the crossroad of Technical & Societal innovation, leapfrogging existing models.

In line with the new mission of Tilburg University, 'Advancing Society', Rural Spark is convinced that “The only way to get true insights in how to transform society is by actually doing it.”

The event was hosted by 'not new anymore' Rector Magnificus Emile Aarts and included talks from dr. Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission; Professor Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University; Alexander Nijdam; and Marieke Franken.