About ‘The Future of High Tech’


On 25 May 2016 Twente showcases The Future of High Tech, a one-day event that gathers the brightest minds in emerging technologies and entrepreneurship. At this event world-class technology leaders, scientists, investors and entrepreneurs are being brought together, facing our global challenges together.

Twente Campus
Twente Campus

Inspiring keynote talks by Chris Anderson, Vint Cerf and others, compelling panel sessions, one-on-one matchmaking with investors, individual mentor opportunities with industry leaders and endless networking opportunities are tied together during this event at the Twente Campus.


collageWe attracted some of the industry’s most inspired thinkers to our event. In that spirit the crux of our program is formed by our keynote presentations. As global game changers, Chris Anderson , Vint Cerf and Erik Huizer  will share their experience, knowledge and visions with us on the main stage. These presentations take the form of either a solo talk, an interview, or a conversation between two individuals.

Panel sessions

Parallel breakout sessions where specific enabling technologies are connected to global challenges. These sessions will bring corporate leaders, entrepreneurial talents and scientists together. Amongst others you can expect to be inspired by Pia Snijder (Global technology alliances & strategy director Boeing), Ruben Wegman (CEO Nedap), Gerben Edelijn (CEO Thales), Ad Louter (CEO Urenco), Albert van der Berg (University of Twente) and many high potential startup entrepreneurs like Marten Susebeek (founder SusTeq) and Yori Kamphuis (CoBlue).

Matchmaking with investors

Looking for an investor, or do you want to invest in one of our high potential startup companies like Kite Robotics? Start the day at 10AM with our session called Fund the Future. Before the official start of the program, just after lunch, we organized an exclusive session for entrepreneurs and investors. After an inspiring opening by Detlef Pohl (managing director Siemens Venture Capital) and informative panel session with different kind of investors, the floor is for individual entrepreneurs and investors. Matchmaking will be facilitated and you need to share your profile on forehand. Contact us for more information: info@thefutureofhightech.com


Networking opportunities

innoversum_0233The ability to establish meaningful connections is also one of the reasons to visit our event. We allow you to find and meet relevant persons during different moments at the event. These connections can lead to new ideas, new opportunities and partnerships or a new round of funding for example. To boost this connection process, we provide you with the Networking Tables service.

Exclusive workshop with Chris Anderson

Anderson is a world-class expert with respect to the exploration of the key stages for any viable technology: gaining market share, displacing an established technology and, finally, becoming ubiquitous. Anderson is our key-note speaker but with a group of ‘lucky ones’ he will share his knowledge and experience in more detail, discussing the potential impact of your company!

Want to join this exclusive workshop and be one of the lucky ones? Contact Jaap Beernink, jaap@goldeneggcheck.com, for more details. Note that the maximum number of participants is 25.


Join the future of High Tech

Get ready for an enterprising and inspiring day at the heart of Twente. Get your tickets now!

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