Since January 2019, Kasia is a programme coordinator of Creative Technology. She also teaches high-tech entrepreneurship at Creative Technology.
During her career, Kasia has accumulated substantial experience and knowledge in areas such as: high-tech entrepreneurship, strategy, business models (incl. social entrepreneurship and shared economy), and inter-organizational collaboration.
Her research focused on University-Industry Interactions, specifically focusing on the Academic and Student Entrepreneurship, as well as Entrepreneurship Education.
Kasia served as a reviewer for the following journals: Research Policy, Higher Education Policy, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Technology Forecasting and Social Change Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management, Sustainability
2016 Tech4People grant financing a 3-year PhD student
2016 NWO-TTW (STW) grant for Knowledge transfer within the project Advanced fully integrated on-chip optical sensors for the early diagnosis of diseases with Optical Sciences (dr. Sonia Garcia Blanco)
2014 UT Ambassadors’ Network UT Aspasia Fond
2012 UT Stichting Universiteitsfonds to support a Campus Event
2011 EU-SPRI grant for organising an international Early Career Researcher Conference on university-society interactions, ‘New perspectives on enduring research questions in university-society interaction? Towards an emerging multi‑disciplinary research agenda for knowledge exchange and co-creation within science, research and innovation policy studies’
Kasia's research programme used to focus on University-Industry Interactions, specifically on the Academic and Student Entrepreneurship, as well as Entrepreneurship Education. Kasia's main project (together with Igors Skute (PhD student expected graduation date: March 2020), Isabella Hatak, and Petra de Weerd Nederhof) focused on detecting early success factors of valorisation grants/ business plans of academic entrepreneurs. This project requires text mining of valorisation grants/business plans and development of a machine learning algorithm to analyse valorisation grants (business plans).
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- lecturer of high-tech entrepreneurship at Creative Technology (bachelor programme) and Interaction Technology (Master's programme)
- Participated in developing and launching Nikos/UT MOOC on Entrepreneurship (forthcoming in September on www.futurelearn.com)
- Designed curricula, created and taught courses on business modelling, strategic management, strategic alliances management, and innovative entrepreneurship for Business Administration, Industrial Engineering & Management, and Creative Technology.
- Designed a teaching curriculum and taught research management to PhD students in the Twente Graduate School as a follow-up of my PhD project.
- Supervised approximately 70 masters and 50 bachelor students in the fields of: market research, innovation of business models, entrepreneurship, strategic alliances, marketing, strategy development, mergers and acquisitions to name a few. These projects were carried out at both SMEs (e.g. high-tech start-ups, software companies, recruitment agencies, car wholesalers) and large (e.g. large Dutch newspaper publisher, national Dutch bank) companies and resulted in recommendations and advise.