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With the knowledge tracks below, LIOF wants to inspire entrepreneurs to innovate their products, services, processes and/or business models on the basis of social challenges: energy, circularity, health and digitalisation. Within each course, the latest trends and developments within a specific theme are discussed and you are given concrete tools to get started. As an SME from Limburg, you can claim 75% reimbursement of the costs for these knowledge programmes by submitting an application to us through the CollectiefProject.

In short

Regulation

The scheme covers 75% of the costs of participation in a knowledge course with a maximum amount of €7,500.

For whom?

Start-ups, scale-ups and SME companies (sector-wide) established in Limburg and motivated to innovate within the social challenges (transitions) of energy, circularity, health and digitalisation.

Next submission dates
  • Wednesday 31 August
  • Wednesday 19 October

Our current offer

In cooperation with various experts and knowledge institutions, we have put together a programme that is as varied as possible. The following master classes (themes and programmes) have been selected on the basis of their innovative capacity and relevance to social issues. Click on the name of the knowledge programme concerned for more information on its content, pricing and the application form.

prices of the masterclasses are excl. VAT and excl. 75% financial compensation of LIOF

Kn0wledge course Starting date Application date from CollectiveProject
CIRCO Track horticultural waste streams 15 September 31 August
Brightlands AI Academy 20 September 31 August
Business models in the circular economy 22 September 31 August
Design Thinking 27 September 31 August
CIRCO Track business chances for preservation 5 October 15 September
Change Management 15 November  19 October
Energy transition, the role of Public Private Partnerships 10 January 2023 16 November
Masterclass Sustainability 24 January 2023 16 November
Masterclass Food & Healthy Living 24 January 2023 16 November

 

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All knowledge courses at a glance

CIRCO track Horticultural waste

start: 15 September 2022


In September of this year, we will start a track especially for companies in the horticultural supply chain. There are valuable opportunities in the horticultural supply chain to make your company more sustainable and future-proof. Think, for example, of reducing waste streams or valorising residual streams further down the chain. 

Cooperation between the successive parties in the horticultural chain is essential in order to seize these opportunities and take steps towards sustainability and economic stability and growth. This requires new products, services and new business models.  

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Knowledge partner: CIRCO Hub Limburg
Starting date: 15 September 2022
Number of sessions: 3 days
Venue: Rabobank Venlo
Costs: € 2.200,- excl. VAT and 75% allowance 
Deadline: 31 August 2022

Full programme

Brightlands AI Academy

start: 20 September 2022


The world we live in is constantly changing. Digitalisation and artificial intelligence continue to gain ground in society and the work field and offer endless possibilities, now and in the future. Now is the time for organisations and employees to get involved and get ready for a future in which data will play an even more important role. Register for the Brightlands AI Academy and become part of this journey where the sky is the limit.

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Knowledge partner: Brightlands in collaboration with Fontys University of Applied Sciences Venlo and UMIO (University of Maastricht)
Starting date: 20 September 2022
Number of sessions: 13
Venue: Villa Flora, Brightlands Greenport Campus Venlo
Costs:
Option 1: Participation in the Brightlands AI Academy program: €1500 for startups and €3500 for SMEs, excl. VAT and 75% allowance
Option 2: Participation in the Brightlands AI Academy program + Project budget for supervising the development of an own data-generated idea: €10,000, excl. VAT and 75% subsidy
Deadline: 31 August 2022

Full programme

Businessmodels in the circular economy

start: 22 September 2022


Customers want to be relieved and a circular economy is becoming increasingly popular. And you can capitalise on that! With a Product-as-a-Service model, you turn products into services. You remain the owner and you 'lend' the product to the customer in the form of a service. The customer pays for the use and the performance of the product. Take, for example, rental bikes and shared cars: it is impossible to imagine the world without them. After the Product-as-a-Service (PaaS) training of Zuyd Professional, you will be able to work with a Product-as-a-Service model within your organisation.

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Knowledge partner: Zuyd Professional (Zuyd University)
Starting date: 22 September 2022
Number of sessions: 4 sessions
Location: Zuyd University of Applied Sciences Roermond
Costs: € 1.595,- excl. VAT and 75% allowance 
Deadline: 31 August 2022

Full programme

Design Thinking

start: 27 September 2022


Design Thinking is a successful methodology to innovate in a people-oriented way and to increase the added value of yourself, your department and your organisation. You develop new skills, which enable you to work more decisively and get faster from idea to impact. In addition to the theory, this Master Class is about getting down to work in a very practical way. Using an innovation model that is based on a combination of Design Thinking and agile- and lean-innovation methods, you go through all the steps to arrive at innovative solutions.

 

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Knowledge partner: UMIO (University of Maastricht)
Start date: 27 September 2022
Number of sessions: 3 days
Location: UMIO Maastricht
Costs: € 1.795,- excl. VAT and 75% allowance 
Closing date: 31 August 2022

For this programme the following conditions apply.

Full programme

CIRCO Track business chances for preservation

start: 5 October 2022


In the horticultural supply chain - from seed to consumer - there are valuable opportunities to improve sustainability and thereby make your company more sustainable and future-proof. Think for example of the reduction of waste streams, the use of bio-based raw materials or the valorization of residual streams further down the chain.

Cooperation between the successive parties in the horticultural chain is essential in order to seize these opportunities and take steps towards sustainability and economic stability and growth. This calls for new products, services and new business models. 

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Knowledge partner: CIRCO Hub Limburg
Starting date: 5 October 2022
Number of sessions: 3 days
The workshops will take place on 5 October (12:30-17:00 hrs), 19 October (9:00-12:00 hrs) and the closing workshop is on 9 November (12:30-17:00 hrs).​​​​​​
Venue: Sittard-Geleen
Costs: € 550,- excl. VAT and 75% allowance 
Deadline: 15 September 2022

Full programme

Change Management

start: 15 November 2022


In the Change Management Master Class, you learn what it takes to successfully lead, guide and influence change in a complex environment. You learn to look at the changes in your organisation from different perspectives. You will also learn new skills that will give you more flexibility in the choices you make. This allows you to better adapt and respond to changing circumstances and different personalities.

Besides the theory, during this Master Class there is plenty of room to share experiences and work with various solutions. During and in between the meetings, you immediately apply the learning points from the Masterclass to your own issues.

 

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Knowledge partner: UMIO (University of Maastricht)
Starting date: November 2022
Number of sessions: 3 days
Location: UMIO Maastricht
Costs: € 1.795,- excl. VAT and 75% allowance 
Closing date: 19 October 2022

For this programme the following conditions apply.

Full programme

Energy Transition, the role of Public Private Partnerships

start: 10 January 2023


This energy transition masterclass offers you the latest insights into sustainable energy use. On the basis of inspiring projects in the region, we will take you through the options that are available for dealing sustainably with raw materials and the smart use of technology in your area as well. The themes of the college programme 'connecting innovatively' are leading in this master class.

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Knowledge partner: Zuyd Professional (Zuyd University)
Starting date: 10 January 2023
Number of sessions: 8 half-days
Location: Zuyd University Heerlen
Costs: € 1.095,- excl. VAT and 75% allowance
Closing date: 16 November 2022

The general terms and conditions of Zuyd Professional are applicable to this knowledge course:  https://www.zuydprofessional.nl/voorwaarden

Full programme

Sustainability

start: 24 January 2023


As an entrepreneur, sustainability is becoming an increasingly important theme: because customers and consumers are asking for it, but also because other stakeholders are paying attention. How do you bring this into the strategy of your organisation? And how can you implement this in practice? Are there perhaps opportunities to make your production circular?

Do you want to translate various sustainability aspects into practical (innovative) improvements within your company? Then take part in the Expedition Sustainability within the theme Circularity or the theme Sustainable Business.

 

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Knowledge partner: HAS
Starting date: 24 January 2023
Number of sessions: 4 half-days
Location: HAS
Costs: € 10.000, excl. VAT and 75% allowance 
Deadline: 16 November 2022

Full programme

Food & Healthy Living

start: 24 January 2023


Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of unhealthy and unsafe food. Stricter laws and regulations and increased awareness of health and food safety issues present companies with the necessary challenges. It also provides new opportunities. In order to promote people's health, citizens, companies and governments are working together to find innovative solutions in the areas of food, lifestyle and living environment. These include innovations in healthy food concepts, but also changes in portion sizes and product composition and improvements in the design and layout of the living environment.
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Does your organisation want to translate health concepts into products and services? Then take part in the Expedition Food & Healthy Living with the theme Healthy and safe food or the theme Healthy Living. 

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Knowledge partner: HAS
Starting date: 24 January 2023
Number of sessions: 4 half-days
Location: HAS
Costs: € 10.000, excl. VAT and 75% allowance
Deadline: 16 November 2022

Full programme
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