Maastricht Valorisation Centre

Valorisation is the process of creating value from knowledge, by making this knowledge available and suitable for economic and social exploitation and to translate this knowledge into products, services, processes and new business. The Maastricht Valorisation Center (MVC) provides support to researchers, students and businesses in promoting:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Valorisation of knowledge
  • Making high-level knowledge, skill and talent accessible

The MVC is integral to UM and azM, a one-stop-shop for valorisation hosting a wide range of expertise and capabilities, including:

About MVC

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The process of Technology Transfer - making knowledge and research more available and beneficial to society – has become a key role of the modern university. The Maastricht Valorisation Center provides support to researchers, students and businesses in promoting entrepreneurship, valorisation of knowledge and making high-level knowledge, skill and talent accessible. The MVC is integral to Maastricht University and academic hospital Maastricht (azM). and is a one-stop-shop for valorisation and technology transfer, hosting a wide range of expertise and capabilities. MVC facilitates this process for Maastricht University (UM) and Academic Hospital Maastricht (azM).

Valorisation of research in Maastricht has become central to the region’s growth and stability. Not only is research activity strengthened through the valorisation process, but also research output is then effectively utilized by society for economic and social benefit.

The central MVC team is compact but is supported by a large external network.

  • Henri Theunissen, Chief Valorisation Officer and General Manager of the MVC.
  • Lia Hoenjet, Office Manager of MVC and Personal Assistant of Henri Theunissen. 
  • Ivo George, Business Development Manager for the schools MHeNS and GROW within FHML, the School of Business and Economics and the faculties FPN and FASoS.
  • Rachelle Snellen, Business Development Manager for the schools CARIM, NUTRIM and CAPHRI within FHML and the faculties FHS and FL.