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Van Nassau, C.M.M. (author)
Suturing has been done the same way for decades now, but it still involves a number of challenges. SutureAid took the challenge to solve these problems while suturing. This resulted in an invention: a forceps with a soft tip, a needle receptor, placed on one arm of the forceps. The aim of this soft tip is that it can both support tissue and...
master thesis 2010
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Van Kilsdonk, J.M.A. (author)
Design of a sun shading system which is optimized to generate as much energy as possible. This has been done by calculating the optimal size and positioning of the slats. The user also played a central role in the design process. Not only the design of the slats is innovative, also the way they are connected to the glass facade. This is done by...
master thesis 2010
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Koenen, M.H.J. (author)
master thesis 2010
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Volkers, J.N. (author)
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a relatively new discipline that offers great potential for designers in every industry. When further developed, this new method of manufacturing, which eliminates tooling and uses additive material processing for fabrication, could have major impact on the way we design, manufacture and sell new products. This...
master thesis 2010
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Aarts, W.T.M. (author)
master thesis 2010
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Zorba, G. (author)
This report presents an exploratory study which investigates the critical success factors for the front end innovation process. An innovation challenge being experienced by Philips Healthcare is tackled by looking closer into the front end process of the company. Based on a literature review and a comprehensive case study; the theoretical and...
master thesis 2010
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Zinkstok, M.J. (author)
O’Neill, a surf lifestyle brand, has a legacy of bringing innovation into the surf world. Therefore they always have had innovation as an important brand driver. However currently O’Neill lacks a structure where new product ideas are systematically developed. There is no way to communicate an idea and to spread an idea around the company....
master thesis 2010
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Bijl, K. (author)
This master thesis shows the design process of “Developing an innovative product for Bolletje, based on rusk”. Bolletje is a Dutch company which is specialized in making bakery products with a long storage life. The brand Bolletje has an awareness of 98% in the Netherlands and its core product is rusk. This product is closely associated with the...
master thesis 2010
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Donoso Jerez, B. (author)
Nowadays many innovative technologies are emerging in the different markets. The relationship between an innovation which is already established in the market and a new budding innovation is not well known in every kind of market, especially when two innovative technologies are competing in different markets. This is the case of the PMP ...
master thesis 2010
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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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Van Vulpen, E. (author)
Purpose - Open Innovation provides opportunities to overcome the problems that SMEs have in a product innovation process. The purpose of this study is to understand and improve the pivotal roles of the innovation intermediary in an open setting to match small firms through design activities. The matching process is caught in a model that...
master thesis 2009
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Laparidou, K. (author)
In March 2007, the European Commission presented the “Renewable Energy Roadmap”, a document establishing a binding target for all European Union’s Member States to increase their renewable energy consumption rates from sources such as wind, solar, hydro or biomass. The overall value (for all EU Members) was set at 20 percent and should be...
master thesis 2009
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Moonen, J. (author)
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Aguirrezabal, G. (author)
Design a Co-Creation tool for Fronteer Strategy complementing their current offer. The people at Fronteer Strategy have developed a tool for Cocreation called Rooftop. They knew that Rooftop worked well but they believed that they could benefit from a different and complementing tool in their portfolio. Co-creation, as a part of the more broad...
master thesis 2009
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Patil, S.N. (author)
Today there are more than 4 billion people in the world who still wash their clothes manually, using a time consuming and backbreaking process. Majority of these are from the low income but emerging markets like India. A wide range of washing machines of different machine manufacturers already exist in this market; But there are many...
master thesis 2009
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Karakat, H. (author)
Today, showering is the most common bathing practice in Europe. It has the highest water consumption in a household (around 100 litres, for 8min shower). Unlike technological developments to improve eco-efficiency of existing products, this project introduces alternative ways (alternative to showering) of bathing that are less resource intensive...
master thesis 2009
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De Jonge, L.C. (author)
Using the STOF model to develop a robust business model for KPN, the dutch incumbent telecoms operator, for the future home. This business model was based on futures research about the home and the technology incorporated into within the future. In the end, risks and chances are named to take into account when developing new services for the...
master thesis 2009
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Prent, M. (author)
Japan is a frontrunner in the development and implementation of renewable energy technologies. One of the areas where Japan is highly proficient is in the field of PV (photo-voltaic) technologies, where Japan is currently the global leader in solar cell shipment and total installed capacity. The Netherlands can learn from the way in which the...
master thesis 2008
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