Otto Kroesen


Otto Kroesen is assistant professor in cross-cultural entrepreneurship. He has many years of experience in the field of cross-cultural entrepreneurship for development. His focus is the question how small and medium enterprises can start-up and grow in a different cultural (values) and social (institutions) environment. Otto Kroesen organizes and supervises internships and master thesis projects for technology transfer and entrepreneurship in developing countries. He is doing this for the most part within the framework of the minor program “International Entrepreneurship and Development”.

Ufuk Gür is a Postdoc at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering exploring Technology Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation. She is part of the research team developing the "Train the Trainer" program for "Educating the Entrepreneurial Engineer" project

Academic Background

Ufuk is a Postdoctoral Researcher for the project “Educating the Entrepreneurial Engineer” At TU Delft IDE. She is Ph.D. in Business Administration and completed her studies in 2016, at Yeditepe University Institute of Social Sciences, Turkey. Her Ph.D. thesis is titled “Determinants of Academic Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering”. Ufuk worked as an Assistant Professor between 2018-2022 at the MIS Department, Duzce University, Turkey and served as Vice Dean of Academics for two years. Ufuk taught in Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovation, Cyberlaw, and Business Ethics. She studies technology management, entrepreneurship, and innovation. She was an academic entrepreneur granted with national technology fellowship in Turkey to start a SaaS company in 2017 and ended the operations in 2021.

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