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Sjoerd Louwaars

Project Manager Entrepreneurship

Ir. S.P. Louwaars
+31 70 800 9341

Sjoerd Louwaars is the Project Manager Entrepreneurship and founder of the Changemakers Lab at the Centre for Innovation of Leiden University.

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Key roles: Learning Experience Designer, Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Moderating conversations on the future. 

Sjoerd Louwaars is Project Manager Entrepreneurship and founder of the Changemakerslab at the Centre for Innovation of Leiden University. He designs change maker education and creates peer-to-peer learning opportunities on the nexus of science and society.

Changemakers are people that take creative action to solve a social problem. At the Centre for Innovation, we believe that Change Maker education holds great potential to train the next generation with the mindset and skills that equip them contribute to a better world. Over the past years, Sjoerd developed a portfolio of 14 university accredited courses, The Hague Innovators Academy and the iForesee community:

See Changemakers Lab (www.changemakerslab.nl)
See Minor Innovation, Concretion and Global Impact (www.icg.leidenuniv.nl)
See The Hague Venture Academy (http://changemakerslab.nl/venture-academy.html)
See iForesee students (www.iforesee.nl)

Sjoerd obtained his degree with distinction in Urban Development at the Delft University of Technology. He worked as a consultant at Twynstra Gudde and conducted research at the Rotterdam Development Authority. After which he started his own social start-up Weaverbird.

Project Manager Entrepreneurship

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Centre for Innovation

Work address

Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA Den Haag
Room number A3.08


Director Innovation HUBSpot

  • Entrepreneurship

Work address

Langegracht 70
2312NV Leiden


  • Stichting RUIMbeeld Het bevorderen en stimuleren van Rotterdamse beeldmakers

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