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Some more information on the amazing line-up:

Discussions, talks and mini-lectures

We have three different formats to enjoy. All exploring innovation, creativity and the future.


We have invited scientists and researchers to provide the audience with a mini lecture of maximum 10 minutes about their area of expertise in regards to innovation and the future. After the mini lecture, the audience will be invited to ask questions about the subject.

Paul Polman Room

Klaas Knot Room

  • Killian McCarthy - "M&A/ Incumbent strategies for the energy transition''
  • Thom de Vries - ''How to optimise collaboration between organisations to improve resilience''
  • Kirstin Scholten - ''Supply chain resilience/ Refugee crisis''
  • Miriam Wilhelm - ''Sustainability in multi-tier supply chains''

FEB Panel

Here we connect theory to practice. Experts in the field of Business and Economics talk with scientists from the RUG. What does the future look like? Interviewer Marijke Roskam asks them all about it.

My Next Step

What inspires Roelof Joosten, CEO of Friesland Campina, and Vivienne van Eijkelenborg, CEO of Difrax and businesswoman of the year 2016? Based on the Dutch program 'Zomergasten', our guests have selected some clips that tell us something about how they got to where they are. Interviewer Sofie van den Enk will lead us to explore their journeys.

Music, guest speakers and entertainment


It hasn’t taken long for Amsterdam based psychedelic, shamanic trio MY BABY’s swampy blues and funk-inflected sound to cast a formidable spell, taking the world by storm.Over the past 3 years they have had their mojo working overtime, playing all major festivals.

Check them out here and here!


Isaac Bullock
Never find solace in settling, attain or die exhausted in the endeavour. Music was the only luggage Isaac Bullock brought along to the Netherlands when he flew from Uganda in 2000. Nowadays, Isaac is a marketing specialist, a concepts architect, a public speaker and still a very passionate musician. He has appeared consecutively on Bevrijdingspop, Haarlem Jazz & More, 3FM,Festival Mundial, BNN, RTL4 and recently a long side Prof. Dr. Erik Scherder. As a public speaker, Isaac has two Tedx experiences, was keynote speaker on the Netherland African Business Convention and on different innovation summits, to mention a few.


The Cool Quest
Groninger band The Cool Quest are a funky hiphop soulband. The band received the titles 3FM Serious Talent, and were invited to the Dutch TV show ''De Wereld Draait Door'' four times. In addition, they were rewarded with a 6 Radio award for best group.

Check them out here and here!


GUEST SPEAKER: Vivienne van Eijkelenborg, businesswoman of the year 2016, CEO of Difrax
Winner of the prestigious award in 2016, Vivienne is the Owner/ Director of Difrax. Difrax products are developed for fashionable and responsible parents and for happy kids! They are the market leader in the Netherlands and Difrax is distributed in 20 European countries, Australia, China and Malaysia. A leading A-Brand and award winning for product innovation combined with Dutch design.


Stranger Things Have Happened
An English-speaking improve comedy group from the Netherlands that performs both national and international shows. They deliver a unique and fresh show that remains unpredictable for both the audience and the performers. For over six years, Stranger Things has been one of the leading improve groups in the country, playing hundreds of comedy shows ranging from small clubs to big theatres.

Click here to watch them in action!


GUEST SPEAKER: Roelof Joosten
CEO of FrieslandCampina.


Teddy's Last Ride
Join the dancers from Teddy’s Last Ride in their unruly search for personal identity and a sense of direction in a world that refuses to make sense. 10 minutes of raunchy self-exploration, gut-wrenching tales and dirty basement beats. Inspired by ‘Haunted’ by American writer Chuck Palahniuk, they dive headfirst into a gritty tale of self-annihilation, abuse and everything else typically Palahniuk. Teddy's Last Ride is Groningen's latest performing arts company; founded, performed, directed by a pack of misfits ready to punch their 20's in the face.


Singer Songwriter Tenfold’s folksy songs unfold her own perspective on the world. Lighthearted performance combines with a melancholy undertone to work as a contrasting balance. Through Tenfold’s singing and guitar-playing, it is easy to trace her musical style back to her influences, which include The Tallest Man on Earth and Laura Marling.

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