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van Dijken, Tim (author)
Packaging plastics account for the majority of the household waste plastics. These plastics can be divided into a number of types of plastics, namely PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP, PS, EPS and others. However, many plastic packages consist of different types of plastics and are often contaminated, therefore these plastics end up in the mixed plastics....
master thesis 2019
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Jonkmans, Anna (author)
Today’s business environment is highly dynamic, uncertain and unpredictable. Leading corporates that used to be long-time leaders of their industry are being disrupted by new, digitally enabled business models of relatively small start-ups.
Traditionally AH’s competitors are other supermarkets that offer similar value
propositions. In...
master thesis 2018
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Beijers, Rolien (author)
Background: There is an increasing need for structured methods that encourage effective knowledge sharing and collaborations at the working floor to implement innovation strategies, especially in case of employer - employee relationships.

Objective: This research (master thesis) focused on knowledge sharing on the work floor during...
master thesis 2018
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van Dijk, Sal (author)
It is a given that the world changes. A changing world means that the problems society faces change too. Solving these problems has become more complex, and will so even more in the future. Increasingly, designers are the ones expected to be the ones to solve them. To that end, new design methods need to be devised to support designers in...
master thesis 2018
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Hoogewerf, Liselotte (author)
Context - After the recession of 2008, the real estate market is picking up again. Amongst others due to the urbanisation and the increasing world population the real estate demand is growing. However, the current scarcity of workforce in the construction industry might become a huge issue in the future. In order to deal with the future real...
master thesis 2017
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Dietz, Suzanne (author)
With the help of a qualitative case study and existing literature from scientific fields like social sciences, psychology, policy studies, and innovation studies a research framework was compiled for studying imagination as a driving force for innovation fueled by its social context. A try-out of this research framework suggested the result of...
master thesis 2017
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Meex, Luc (author)
master thesis 2017
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Ramadhan, Hakim Agung (author)
In a traditional view, innovation is seen as a silver bullet to bring well-being to society. However, various reports seem to prove that this assumption is no longer valid. Almost always, the adverse impacts of innovation endorse that innovation is no longer a sole province of innovators. In many areas, innovations interact with stakeholders...
master thesis 2017
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de Jong, Eduard (author)
Introduction: The context of mobility is changing rapidly and new mobility solutions are gaining momentum. Ford is expanding towards an auto and a mobility company and experiments with offering mobility solutions. These experiments should help Ford in discovering emerging opportunities. Traditional product development is not suitable for...
master thesis 2017
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van der Sijde, Jelrik (author)
Housing affordability is a growing problem in the Netherlands. Approximately 15% of all households has a housing cost overburden rate (i.e. spending more than 40% of the household’s disposable income on the total housing expenses). This research explores a new way to contribute to housing affordability. Dwelling-generated revenue is introduced...
master thesis 2017
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Wesselman, D.N. (author)
This integrated master thesis presents the outcomes of a research conducted to obtain a double master degree of the masters Strategic Product Design and Science Communication. The research focusses on the communication and collaboration between the engineering and a remote production department in during the ship production phase. A...
master thesis 2017
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Boekel, R.C. (author)
Historically, nanotechnology faces the same challenges that every new, emerging and science-based industry faces. The transfer of viable knowledge from science to market needs to be bridged better. To enhance this transfer, a methodology is designed which integrates engineering design and subject-action-object (SAO) based text mining to find,...
master thesis 2016
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Aerts, W.F. (author)
The project’s assigment was to outline a strategy for BMC Switzerland AG, a Swiss performance bicycle manufacturer, on how to develop ‘digital’ product services- and capabilities. In consultation with the company, the project has focussed specifically on product-monitoring- and maintenance applications and the development of cloud services for...
master thesis 2016
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Van Merle, S. (author)
Travelling has the ability to gives us freedom to discover our surroundings in a spontaneously manner. However, struggles and frustration during travelling can cause many difficulties to reach this state of mind. In the current travel situation, we have to bring our luggage from our departure place to a transfer hub. After arriving at the...
master thesis 2016
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Brockhus, S. (author)
Employee engagement and stakeholder integration have become critical factors in today’s businesses due to more and more complex products. The IT Innovation management team at Volkswagen Financial Services AG strives to inform and engage stakeholders in their process. What is the best way to do so? How do we inform and engage the Business Key...
master thesis 2016
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Van Dort, L. (author)
To meet all of these requirements, this paper proposes a “raise-up” as a solution: “An adolescent organisation, designed to explore and scale a business model”. Put differently, this “raise-up” bridges the valley of death and enables the corporate to exploit radical innovations. “Raise-ups” are created to exploit a unique market opportunity that...
master thesis 2016
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Boute, S.E.Z. (author)
With the growing amount of passengers, airlines and airports in the aviation industry nowadays, airports are constantly trying to differentiate themselves in the market. To accomplish this differentiation, there is an increasing focus on the passenger experience. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS) currently experiences capacity problems that...
master thesis 2016
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Consuegra, S.C. (author)
The inland shipping industry could improve its environmental performance by applying environmental innovations. However, the industry is very diverse and there is a wide variety of technical, operational and logistical innovations. To find which innovations are most suitable for a fast-, cost- and effort effective adoption by the IWT industry,...
master thesis 2016
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Van der Kooij, L.A.L. (author)
The mission statement of KLM claims it wants to become the most ‘customer-centric, innovative and efficient European network carrier’, emphasizing the importance of innovation in the corporates’ long-term strategy. Becoming truly innovative requires KLM to unlock all its innovation potential of their employees to secure that all internal...
master thesis 2016
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Nieuwsma, G.T. (author)
The port of Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe. Each year, approximately 140,000 vessels heading for the port of Rotterdam. To maintain Europe’s number one port, innovation is crucial. Innovation concerns change, which causes a substantial shift in mind-set and tasks for the traditional port worker, especially on operational level....
master thesis 2016
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