Dr. Ingrid Wakkee

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Ingrid Wakkee is the AUAS Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science. She is responsible for the AUAS entrepreneurship research program while she also acts as scientific director of AUAS Venture Center which focuses on stimulating and supporting student entrepreneurship at AUAS. In her role as university-wide professor she is actively involved in multiple Centres of Expertise include the Centre for Economic Transformation and Urban Governance and Social Innovation.

Wakkee is additionally appointed as visiting professor at Thapar School of Management, in Punjab, India and as associate research fellow at the Fachhoch Schule in Münster, Germany. She is involved in multiple European research and education consortia and often acts as a committee member of entrepreneurship educational review boards such as for the EIT (E.U.) and NVAO (NL).


Entrepreneurship Education – (Regenertative) Business Models – Diversity and Entrepreneurship - Sustainability and entrepeneurship - Digitalization and entrepeneurship





Urban Goodcamp

Regenerative Business Models (CET project)

Knowledge node for SME's

Food Governance 2.0

Variety of take-offs

Centres of Expertise

Centre for Economic Transformation

Citynet Zero

CoP Food Logistics


Scientific Director HvA Venture Centre, graduation supervision, supervision of PhD students

Ancillary positions

Board member Dutch Academy of Research in Entrepreneurship

Expert Reviewer European Institute of Innovation and Technology for degree and non-degree programmes at European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in Budapest

Adjunct Scientific Research Fellow at Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, Münster Fachhochschule

Core member / Secretary at Dutch Professor Platform Entrepreneurship

Visiting Professor at Thapar School of Management, Punjab, India


Visit Ingrid's page on ResearchGate for more publications.


  • Wakkee, I. (2021) On teaching entrepreneurial failure – panellist in Professional Development Workshop “Entrepreneurship: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Innovative Teaching and Research Methodology for Experiential and Vicarious Learning about the Positive and Negative sides of Entrepreneurship”, February 15th 2021.
  • Wakkee, I. (2020) Supporting Entrepreneurship during lockdown UIIN webinar: Accelerating Entrepreneurship at Universities in Times of Crisis June 5th 2020
  • Wakkee, I. (2020) building ecosystems to support student entrepreneurs European Union – South Africa Policy Dialogue on Education and Training: Policy Seminar: Education and Training for Employability, Brussels January 21, 2020
  • Wakkee, I, Martens, J., Alvarado-Valenzuela (2019) Leren van Ondernemersfalen (learning from entrepreneurial failure), Gala van de Wetenschap / Science Gala, Amsterdam November 25th 2019
  • Wakkee, I (2019) Failure and recovery of Entrepreneurs Keynote speech High Tech Small Firms Conference, Enschede, May 28th 2019

Media Appearences

  • Zollner, M (2021) The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences: ‘University-Industry Collaboration is in our DNA’, UIIN News The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences: ‘University-Industry Collaboration is in our DNA’ - UIIN 28/04/2021
  • Wakkee, I (2019) Wat kunnen we leren van faalverhalen van ondernemers – BNR News Radio 25/11/2019
  • Brownell, L & Pistone, T. (2019) An Interpretation Of The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Of The Amsterdam University Of Applied Sciences UIIN An Interpretation of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - UIIN 30/08/201


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Published by  Entrepreneurship 8 April 2024