About DutchCE

Welcome to the network of the Centers for Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands: DutchCE. Our main purpose is to stimulate an entrepreneurial society. The network has five main aims:

Strengthen entrepreneurship education
Strengthen entrepreneurship research
Apply entrepreneurship education and research (valorisation)
Support policy making
Represent and promote the ecosystem
Curious how we do this? Read more about our activities below.

Students are represented in the student division of DutchCE: Dutch Students for Entrepreneurship (DutchSE). DutchSE aims to bring students and entrepreneurship together. They do this by creating a strong national network of (local) Students & Entrepreneurship Communities to increase the passion, knowledge & resources of student entrepreneurship in the Netherlands.

Our activities

Four ways how we Strengthen entrepreneurship education
– Cooperate: look after national cooperation and fostering a community
– Exchange: boost mutual exchange of knowledge and best practices
– Stimulate: stimulate and promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education in higher education
– Innovate: bring to the Netherlands or develop new education techniques and methods


Four ways how we Strengthen entrepreneurship research
– Cooperate: facilitate national cooperation on entrepreneurship research
– Signal: stimulate new research that the community deems relevant to foster an entrepreneurial society
Applied research: start, manage or conduct applied research
– Organise: initiate national or international activities to foster research on entrepreneurship


Five ways how we Apply entrepreneurship education and research (valorisation)

– Translate: stimulate applicable insights from science
– Share: share new insights among a diverse audience using different channels
Activate: stimulate active participation in public and private contracts and the public debate
Organise: organise meetings and activities to stimulate knowledge dissemination and a broader debate
Capitalise: capitalise on the added value of entrepreneurship research


Four ways how we Support policymaking

– Support: effectively use academic research on entrepreneurship to support policy making
Influence: put important topics related to entrepreneurship on the policy agenda
Advise: operate as a consultative body for government, politics and interest groups
Quality: offer validation and quality control through qualitative benchmarks


Four ways how we Represent and promote the ecosystem

– Make visible: increase the visbility of Dutch entrepreneurship research and education
– Promote: international promotion of Dutch entrepreneurship research and education
– Represent: represent the Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystem on national and international level
– Collaborate: connect with international networks and platforms such as GEN