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  1. Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship: manage, measure and value innovation

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    The current pandemic has forced companies to reinvent themselves and put innovation higher on the agenda. Consequently, innovation has outgrown the “creative thinking box” and become more accountable. The logical Vlerick response was to redesign our Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship to focus more clearly on managing, measuring and valuing innovation. Programme Manager Robin Kleer and Career Advisor Emilia Konttinen explain what has changed.

  2. How ‘House of Weddings’ developed into a quality label in the wedding market

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    Over a 10-year period after earning her Vlerick Masters in Marketing (2002), Iris Decreus worked as a marketeer for several major companies. However, she did not feel completely satisfied, nor fulfilled. She always thought she could have a bigger impact and be more in control of her results if she would work on her own. The combination of Vlerick and her experience eventually gave her the courage to take the leap into entrepreneurship. She started as an independent wedding planner, changed her corporate model after five years and built an online curated, multisided platform called House of Weddings. By blogging during Corona, she managed to not lose her audience of partners and couples.

  3. How Craftpack turns adversity into good business

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    In normal times, the core business of Vlerick alumnus Hans De Smedt is his ‘EverPresent Events’ event agency. However, the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns brought the events sector to a stand-still in 2020. But adversity clearly stimulates Hans’ creativity, as he created a new concept and brand. Craftpack offers gift packages comprised entirely of local products. In the meantime, it has grown into much more than an activity to make up lost revenue in the COVID period.

  4. A start-up with high ‘aspyrations’

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    Making customers happy through innovative healthcare solutions is the mission of Aspyro. This start-up was co-founded in 2020 by Masters alumnus Lien Van Der Schueren and produces 3D-printed eyewear designed especially for oxygen users. Oxy-glasses make oxygen therapy less visible, more comfortable, and more practical. Lien talks about how Vlerick made her see that she could actually be an entrepreneur – something she had never considered before.

  5. Tasty healthy meals made easy

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    The Mealhero adventure started from three Masters in General Management alumni asking themselves: Why is it so hard to eat healthy? And why is it so easy to eat unhealthy? Is it possible to eat easy and healthy? In answer to these questions, they came up with this solution: fresh-frozen ingredients, in innovative combinations, prepared within 25 minutes by a smart steamer. They’ve just raised another €2.5 million in venture capital to grow their company even further.

  6. oneFrame brings contemporary art into everyone’s life

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    oneFrame is an online platform aiming to bring art to everyone's life. The basic idea is to offer the possibility to people who do not have time to visit museums and exhibitions – or have the desire but not the means to buy a contemporary artist’s painting – to digitally exhibit art from oneFrame’s wide portfolio on any display within their home or business. The company’s founders - Quentin Stas de Richelle and Aleksei Chemisov – met each other during their Masters year at Vlerick.

  7. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #9 Joost Uwents (WDP)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this ninth episode, Joost Uwents talks about how WDP is changing the warehouse industry. As CEO, he gives his insights on managing a European logistics provider and about identifying opportunities on an international scale.

  8. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #10 Jonas De Cooman (spott)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this tenth episode, co-founder Jonas De Cooman gives his insights on how spott accelerated from a start up to a scale up and on how spott is changing the way that marketing is done by creating engaging content. Get ready for an inspiring chat about entrepreneurship.

  9. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #8 Ward Servaes (moveUP)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this eighth episode, Ward Servaes talks about how moveUP is changing the personalised healthcare industry. As CEO and co-founder, he gives his insights on data driven therapeutics, hitting milestones and scaling up in an international context.

  10. IBS brings prefabricated steel frame construction to the market

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    After graduating as a civil engineer at Ghent University, Olivier Degroote continued with a Vlerick Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Inspired by his knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship and backed by his technical studies, the ambition grew to start and manage his own company. And so, he developed his own technique for prefab steel frame construction and he founded IBS (Innovative Building Systems).

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