Bio

I am 0,2 Professor of Practice 'Entrepreneurship in ecosystems' at TiSEM.
TiSEM educates students to become intrapreneurial workers as well as entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and their firms do not operate stand-alone but are part of ecosystems.

Through research and interaction with students, staff and firms and stakeholders, I want to enlarge knowledge of entrepreneurship-in-ecosystems. Master thesis students e.g. support firms in the region. And I support the team that builds the Entrepreneurship bachelor.

I´m an entrepreneur by myself. I´m founder and owner of Birch. Since its start in 2011 Birch has given birth to several new firms. Birch assists sectors, companies, governments and knowledge institutions in policy, strategy and business development.
I´m economist from Erasmus University Rotterdam and reached my PhD at Leiden University.

I’m open for firms, students, lecturers and policy makers to cooperate on entrepreneurship in the regional ecosystem of Tilburg University!

Recent publications

  1. Knowledge triangles in Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystems

    van den Toren, J. P., Romme, G., Roso, M., Stam, E., & van der Starre, B. (2021). Knowledge triangles in Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystems. In D. Meissner (Ed.), The Knowledge Triangle: Changing Higher Education and Research Management Paradigms (pp. 105-122). (Science, Technology and Innovation Studies). Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
  2. Cooperation in Ecosystems - (How) can we support individual firms?

    van den Toren, J. P. (2020). Cooperation in Ecosystems: (How) can we support individual firms? In Proceedings of the SASE 2020 Conference
  3. Gevolgen en herstel van economische schok verschillen sterk per regio

    van den Toren, J. P., & Cloosterman, E. (2020). Gevolgen en herstel van economische schok verschillen sterk per regio. Economisch-statistische berichten, 105(4790), 464-467. https://esb.nu/esb/20060905/gevolgen-en-herstel-van-economische-schok-verschillen-sterk-per-regio
  4. Ondernemen in Midden Brabant - Uitdagingen en Samenwerking

    van den Toren, J. P. (2020). Ondernemen in Midden Brabant: Uitdagingen en Samenwerking. Tilburg University.
  5. Samen Innoveren - Uitdagende Kansen voor Corporates en Startups

    van den Bosch, J., van den Toren, J. P., van der Starre, B., Eveleens, C., & van Oijen, A. (2019). Samen Innoveren: Uitdagende Kansen voor Corporates en Startups. Mediawerf / Stichting Management Studies.

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