VHL’s Business Fair and Innovation Market is coming up!


We are pleased to invite you to join Van Hall Larenstein’s Business Fair and Innovation Market on June 17, 2021 (Friday) at 11:00 hrs – 14:00 hrs CET. Through this event, VHL will showcase 45 sustainable business and innovation ideas from 200 bachelor students of VHL.  

You are very welcome on the market in Velp where students present their projects. Be sure not to mis the awarding ceremony at 13.15 hrs. The projects will also be presented online on www.hvhl.nl/business-fair.

Participating programmes are Animal Husbandry, Food Technology, International Business in Food and Flowers, International Development Management and Management of the Living Environment. The event has two sections: the Business Fair prepared by 2nd year students and the Innovation Market prepared by 1st year students. This year, we are happy to also welcome some special guests from the following high schools: Thomas a Kempis College in Arnhem, Mondial College in Nijmegen and KSG De Breul in Utrecht.


11:00 – 11:15 A.M. Opening Ceremony

               11:00 Opening remarks. Ruth van der Beek, Director of Education – VHL Velp
               11:10 Opening of the Booths                           

11:15 – 13:15 P.M.

               Business Fair 2022: 2nd year students welcome you to visit about 30 market stalls
               Innovation Market 2022: 1st year students welcome you to visit about 15 booths

13:15 – 14:00 P.M. Awarding and Closing Ceremony

               13:15 Words of thanks. Jan van Iersel, Chair of the Board – VHL
               13:25 Awarding Ceremony
                Business Fair (Year 2): VHL Sustainability Transition awards; Feasibility awards,
                Social Media awards, People’s Choice awards.
                Innovation Market (Year 1): VHL Innovation awards, People’s Choice awards.
                13:50 Closing remarks. Heinz Evers, Programme Manager


The Innovation Award will be given to outstanding 1st year student groups in the Innovation Market. The Business Fair will award outstanding 2nd year student groups on entrepreneurship, sustainability, social media creativity and engagement. The members of the jury are:

               Ruth van der Beek, Director of Education – VHL Velp
               Vlad Gliga, CEO – Rubikhub
               Oscar Kneppers, Founder – Rockstart, Emerce and Bright
               Mark van Westerlaak, Adjunct Director – IA Group

For more information on this event, you can contact Karen Tuason via [email protected]. Visit www.hvhl.nl/business-fair to learn more about all the projects.

@van hall Larenstein, university of applied sciences