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Gijs van Wulfen as keynote speaker

Gijs van Wulfen (1960, based in Greece of Dutch origin) is a well-known global authority and trusted advisor on innovation, inspiring speaker, author of three innovation bestsellers, one of the top ten worldwide innovation bloggers, and a LinkedIn Influencer with 325.000+ followers.

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LinkedIn followers

One of the first LinkedIn influencers



International Top 40 Innovation Bloggers



The bestseller ‘The Innovation Expedition’ has been published in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Italian and Dutch

He makes your audience laugh, think and wonder

Agata Wiewióra, Organizer ‘Innovation Day 2015′, Poland



Airbus, France


The Netherlands

When you want to spark an innovative mindset in your company, Gijs fits your profile perfectly. His performances for big companies like 3M, AIRBUS GROUP or medium sized companies like Bilfinger or ARAG are very well received. Depending on your needs Gijs do an inspiring keynote, an intensive masterclass or an practical workshop on innovation and design thinking.


Product Innovation Berlin 2014, Germany

Turkish Innovation Week 2014, Turkey

South African Innovation Summit 2015, South Africa

When you’re looking for a speaker to capture the attention of a big audience, Gijs is your guy. He is a very experienced keynote speaker on international conferences on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Design Thinking and Creativity. He performed for both small intimate conferences and for large audiences, like The Turkish Innovation Week in Istanbul with 2.500 people in the audience. His personal storytelling style and humor make that he resonates well with big audiences.

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A nice balance of anecdotes, facts, personal insights and humor

Heather Spidell, President and CEO of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Development, Halifax, Canada



The Innovation Expedition

Gijs wrote the inspiring innovation bestseller The Innovation Expedition’, a practical toolkit to start innovation. In this book he presents the FORTHinnovation methodology, a structured method to start innovation, combining design thinking and business excellence. FORTH is an acronym found in the first letter of each of the 5 steps: Full Steam Ahead, Observe & Learn, Raise Ideas, Test Ideas and Homecoming.

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The Innovation Maze

With The Innovation Maze, Gijs published another wonderful book. The Innovation Maze was elected Management Book of the Year 2017 in the Netherlands, which is a great honour. This book is a practical guide on HOW to navigate the innovation maze.

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Inspiration for Innovation

Inspiration for Innovation, a new book by Gijs van Wulfen, is written for anyone who wants to be an innovator: students, start-up founders, inventors, managers, engineers, marketers, entrepreneurs, consultants, change agents, members of the board, and, of course, you.

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