Ageeth van Maldegem will be inaugurated as the lector of the research group New Business Models at HZ University of Applied Sciences on Friday, May 24th. The ceremony will take place at HZ in Vlissingen and is part of an inspiring event focusing on sustainable entrepreneurship: 'Entrepreneurs for the Future'.

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Ageeth will explore how we can develop new business models and how these can serve as engines for dynamic, broad prosperity. In her inaugural address, which is the focal point of a diverse program, she will delve deeper into this topic.


09.30 hrs. - Reception with coffee and tea
10.00 hrs. - Welcome by Ageeth and plenary programme:

  • 'How clients lead the way to a sustainable business model', by Tanja Wieringa
  • 'Making impact using steward-ownership', by Nina de Korte
  • 'The practice: Dilemmas on the way to a sustainable business model',by Frank Peeters
  • 'Regional conditions for entrepreneurship to realise social missions', by Erik Stam

12.45 hrs. - Lunch and inspiration market
13.45 hrs. - Continuation plenary programme

  • Committee of Inaugural
  • Inaugural speech by Ageeth
  • Official acts by Barbara Oomen

14.15 hrs. - Changemaker Award
15.00 hrs. - Word of thanks and drinks

Changemaker Award

During the event, special attention will be given to the changemakers of HZ. Changemakers contribute in an exceptionally entrepreneurial manner to our societal missions. They are, therefore, an important source of inspiration and change. Ageeth's New Business Models research group allocates an award each year to such a changemaker. This could be a student, teacher, researcher, staff member, or alumni. The award will be presented for the first time on May 24th.