6:30 PM18:30

The Future of Education


Are universities still needed today? What about tomorrow? Or are they needed more than ever? How? And what are the skills that you need to master tomorrow?

On Thursday December 14th CIC’s own Launchtime Podcast (Nick Kiran & Lorenzo van Galen) will be organizing a live edition during Venture Café in Kriterion (Groothandelsgebouw Rotterdam). This edition will focus on the future of education and will consist of a panel with two amazing speakers; Prof. dr. Bob de Wit (Nyenrode Business Universiteit) and Teodor Cătăniciu (Restart Network) - info below.

About the speakers

Prof. dr. Bob de Wit (Nyenrode Business Universiteit)

Prof. Dr. Bob de Wit is Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Co-Director of the Center for Strategy. He has (co-) authored 18 books, 49 articles and chapters in books, and 18 cases and teaching notes in the area of strategic management. If that isn’t enough, Prof. Dr. de Wit is also the Director of Strategy Works/Strategy Academy, a member of the Rotterdam Economic Board and a member of the International Advisory Board Rotterdam.

Teodor Cătăniciu (Restart Network)

Teodor is Chairman & Founder at a non-profit called Restart Network. They believe that the son or daughter of a billionaire, and the son or daughter of a Syrian refugee, should have access to the same world-class education. With a tuition-free one year long program they empower refugees, people from low-income and minority backgrounds to start a new life through a career in the tech industry.


How is this free?

We love you too! And thanks to the support of CIC Rotterdam and Venture Café.

How can I reach the venue?

The Groothandelsgebouw / CIC Rotterdam is directly next to Rotterdam Central Station and has a (paid) parking garage underneath the building.


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4:00 PM16:00


Leaders in smart tech & building industry speak out in CIC

Prior to Venture Café on 12 October leaders in the league of residential building industry working on digitalisation, share their message to CEO’s of building companies and housing associations about the chances and the needs of smart tech to dramatically improve the sector. 

Check out the incredible line-up at

To give you a taste of the goodness: 

CyBe Constructions 3D concrete printer is producing buildings in Dubai and is now entering the residential industry. 

Aeroscan uses drones for deriving building data without bothering residents.

Vericons application of the VR Hololens provides both the end-user for future realization, as constructors to prevent errors during the proces.

Voorbij produces prefab facades for up to 5 houses a day (!) using robots.

White Lioness technologies developed software for combining end-user preferences, logistics and assembly.

Claudia Laumans, managing director at the CIC-based Building Transition: “A small group is pioneering in construction innovation and foresees smart tech in residential construction developing in grand measures. Digitalisation is re-energising this traditional building industry completely!”

Buy your ticket at and join this incredible crowd in Venture Café as of 18.15 hrs



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1:00 PM13:00

Women in STEAM

We are happy to invite you to Deloitte’s  6th edition of Women in STEAM, the community event for women that are choosing jobs or education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM).

This time we would like to inspire you around the topic of arts and technology in the Cambridge Innovation Center in Rotterdam. We will discuss questions like: What is the influence of technology on arts? Is technology strengthening (digital) art? And what new things can we do with arts regarding the developments of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence?

Interested in joining? Sign up here

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