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Cozijn, J. (author)
voestalpine Polynorm Plastics recently developed a new material, EASI. They furthermore are very dependent from the automotive industry and want to become less dependent from this industry. Therefore, new applications for EASI in industrial markets are searched in this graduation project. This is done by five creative sessions. Out of the...
master thesis 2009
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Astua de Moraes, F. (author)
By covering the literature related to innovation processes, new value creation and sustainable innovation, the literature review conducted for this thesis highlights that the integration of sustainability issues in the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation (FFE) is an ill-addressed area in scientific literature. To tackle the problem, the research...
master thesis 2010
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Modesto, R.B. (author)
Energy is considered by the United Nations as central to sustainable development and poverty reduction affecting all its aspects - social, economic, and environmental - including livelihoods, access to water, agricultural productivity, health, population levels, education, and gender-related issues. As such, energy can be seen as a positive...
master thesis 2011
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Sosinowska, A. (author)
For almost all companies it is very obvious that in order to survive and grow they need to innovate, whether the innovation concerns their product, market or the way they do things. The paradox of innovation is that on one hand the companies want to innovate (since they know it is necessary) on the other they want to do things they are used to...
master thesis 2012
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Beekers, A.J.C. (author)
master thesis 2012
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Van Aken, N. (author)
This graduation project is performed at Kofferfabriek Gefken, a small company that designs, produces and sells tailormade cases. More or less starting from scratch, a thorough internal and external analysis was performed, as well as two constructive sessions with the management. A new mission statement was formulated, and by using SWOT...
master thesis 2013
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Singh, K. (author)
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of any economy. However, access to finance remains a key contraint to SME development and thus economic development. The Venture Capital industry has proved to be a good alternative source of financing in some countries to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Having originated in the USA ...
master thesis 2013
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Dehghani Tafti, L. (author)
In this project the author studies the effect of top management supervision on two NPD structural elements, namely customer orientation and portfolio management processes, and on NPD success factors: new product innovativeness, NPD speed and costs. Additionally, the effect of the two aforementioned structural elements on the noted NPD success...
master thesis 2013
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Van Hoogdalem, T.J. (author)
This master thesis describes the development of a brand and product strategy for Alpine Hearing Protection. Alpine Hearing Protection has been active on the filtered generic earplug market for more than ten years with a wide range of hearing protection products for different target groups. Its main product focus is on umbrella shaped filtered...
master thesis 2013
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Hulsman, F. (author)
The goal of this graduation project was to design the next pericardial flushing device. The whole “Post Pericardial Flushing project (PPF)” was initiated by Dave Koolbergen and Johan Manshanden as a clinical study to introduce a new technique to actively flush the pericardial section of the human body after open heart surgery. The key...
master thesis 2014
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Van der Poel, J.B. (author)
In order to overcome the innovation gap, the concept of Knowledge Triangle (KT) and Knowledge Triangle Integration (KTI) is gaining interest within national and European policies. It also functions as the cornerstone of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), which has a prominent role in Europe’s Horizon2020 strategy to...
master thesis 2014
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Mynett, L.S. (author)
If we look at the energy consumption of a household we see transport is number one. Open areas in a downtown area are not easy to find, which explains the long travel distance people make. Old harbors are located in the center of a city on the other hand are mostly wasteland. The rea- son is that the area has a high flood risk because it is...
master thesis 2015
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Hing, K.M. (author)
The thesis explores the field of Innovation and its role within Large Corporate Companies today. As such, this document develops a Design Innovation Process for the Service Design sector within in the Corporate Automotive Industry. The project was conducted with a co-creation collaboration approach, and User-centred Design methodology. As a...
master thesis 2015
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Mannheimer, A.C. (author)
The pharmaceutical sector is more and more going in the direction of using living systems to produce the drugs, also known as biopharmaceuticals. The innovative capacity for biopharma firm has proven to be high, making them interesting sources for new innovative drugs for the market. Bringing a new medical drug to the market is a long and...
master thesis 2016
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van den Berg, H.G.W.E. (author)
The goal of the thesis is to identify patterns and motives of diversification strategies of internet-based firms. This corporate strategy of entering new markets with new products has mainly focused on conventional firms. However, since the raise of the Internet the characteristics of firms have changed. The study involves the online character...
master thesis 2016
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Moschos, G. (author)
The transformation of a new technological principle into a marketable product usually signifies a long and risky route for organizations engaged in the commercialization of radically new high-tech products. New products often fail to make it to the market, are delayed for their market introduction, or are withdrawn shortly after their market...
master thesis 2016
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Baldini, L. (author)
In the past decades, universities’ involvement in socio-economic development, which goes along with their teaching and researching activities, has defined a new role for them in society’s ecosystem. This new role is often referred with the term of “entrepreneurial” university, whose objectives are positive societal, economic and environmental...
master thesis 2017
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Klitsie, Barend (author)
In today’s turbulent economic and technological environment, it is difficult for large enterprises to survive. To do so, innovation is needed. Firms that have perfected the exploitation of their current portfolio now need to focus more on exploring new business opportunities.<br/><br/>Innovation Booster (IB) helps large enterprises to create new...
master thesis 2017
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Roorda, Folkert (author)
The main research question that this research seeks to answer is: What are the factors that are perceived to be important for the performance of venturing units at Dutch distribution network operators? Factors found in the literature that impact the performance of this venturing units can be divided into three parts: factors from an...
master thesis 2017
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van der Veer, Marissa (author)
This research explores the roles local public authorities can deploy in innovation district planning and development and the spatial conditions and interventions they should enhance to stimulate innovation through the built environment. Because cities are promoting and investing in new locations to agglomerate knowledge-intensive activities on a...
master thesis 2017
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