Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the leading international higher institutions in the Netherlands with more than 3000 professionals and 30,000 students from more than 90 nationalities. It offers high quality education and research in wide range of cross related disciplines that equip students and aspiring professionals with state of the art knowledge and practical skills to “Get ready for a smart world”. Saxion has a strong, reliable and sustainable collaboration with high tech industrial partners that range from SME to multinationals. Educational and research activities are conducted in close collaboration with industrial partners. Saxion is well known for its research activities focused on developing novel and applicable technologies for active societal challenges. The research activities often lead to valorization and startups. Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of Saxion, and Saxion is the leading institute in initiating/setting up student and employee owned startups.