VU Amsterdam students working on Buccaneer’s business cases: matching technology & business

In News by Benine van Gilse

VU Amsterdam and Buccaneer Delft have teamed up. The coming six weeks students from VU Amsterdam’s minor programme Sustainability: Management and Innovation will work on several business cases in the area sustainability in the energy sector.

How to bring new innovative technology to the market?
We recognize that young technology companies in the energy and offshore sector are mainly concerned with the technical aspects of their development and are interested in learning more about the market they (will) operate in.

Business students are the key
Business students can provide interesting insights when it comes to bringing a technology to market. This week the students had the opportunity to learn more about the business case from first hand, Vincent van Beusekom (Deployment Matters) and Kevin Schreiber (Zepp.Solutions) briefed the students on the projects they will be working on in the coming weeks.

The case
For Deployment Matters, each student team will search for three technologies that can be implemented in order to solve specific sustainability challenges of the energy industry. The students who were working on the case of Zepp.Solutions will identify and evaluate interesting market opportunities for Zepp’s heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell systems.

Vincent: “It’s interesting to see how the creativity of business students can lead to the discovery of possible new solutions and at the same time having the students think of critical success factors to make technology succeed.”

Kevin: “The pathway towards a zero-emission future is a multidisciplinary and multifaceted challenge, in which we are looking forward to get inspired by a fresh and outside perspective on new possible applications for the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell systems.”

We wish the student teams the best of luck during the coming weeks and will keep you posted on their progress.

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