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Ever dreamed of working in France, the USA or Denmark? Other countries offer abundant opportunities for creative industry practitioners. So how do you go about choosing a particular country, or positioning yourself in the international playing field? And how do you build a useful international network that can help make dream assignments a reality?

Het Nieuwe Instituut’s International Clinic Lecture focuses on cultural entrepreneurship in an international context. In collaboration with Cultuur+Ondernemen, we present a full evening programme with contributions from various experts from the field and experience sharing from creative industry makers.


The International Clinic Lecture is free to visit, however registration is required.


Moderator: Marsha Simon

18.30   Doors open

19.00   Welcome by Willemijn Brakenhoff, International Programme Manager, Het Nieuwe Instituut

19.10    Keynote: Entrepreneurship in the creative industries - How to stay in touch with your artistic values and strengths while binding paying customers to your idea, service or product - Krista Heijster, Cultuur+Ondernemen

19.30   Showcase: Reinier Bosch

19:40   Keynote: Colouring Outside the borders - Designers doing business abroad – Pepijn Verpaalen, URBANOS

20.10   Showcase: Ruben van Megen

20.30   Q&A with panellists Krista Heijster (Cultuur+Ondernemen), Pepijn Verpaalen (URBANOS), Ruben van Megen and Jeske van Gerven (Design Studio Ruben van Megen).

21.00   End of programme

Before and after the programme the bar is open in Het Nieuwe Café.


Do you have a specific question that you would like answered? Send your questions in advance via this form, so we can answer them as fully as possible during the event. 

About the International Clinic Lecture

Twice a year, the International Clinic Lecture presents an evening programme with inspiring lectures by experts on topics such as financing your design projects, creative entrepreneurship and international partnerships. Together with experts from the field of the creative industries, we will inform you about aspects of doing business internationally.

19:00 – 21:00
also this evening

Before and after the programme the bar is open in Het Nieuwe Café.


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance, mandatory registration