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1 Welcome to the Master Innovation Sciences

2 PAGE 2  What is Innovation Sciences? Its core disciplines Its core interests  Career opportunities  Study program  Master Thesis examples  Job examples Outline of Presentation


4 Innovation Sciences Business Model: Customer should not own battery > battery exchange Re-charging infrastructure Social Problem: Failure of Energy Infrastructure? Electrical cars

5 Innovation Sciences Smart e-Metering: Convergence energy and ICT solutions But: Why is not taking off? Best form of organization? Who owns the meter and the data? (Source: J. Naus)

6 Innovation Sciences Fiber optics at home > 200 initiatives in NL Cooperatives (eg. Heeze-Leende) ~ 5 initiatives in NL Why?

7 Innovation Sciences

8 PAGE 8 Innovation Sciences is about change  Scientific study of innovation: How can we understand structural technological change affecting all sectors of the society? How can we effect such structural change?  Practical application of scientific knowledge: How can we stimulate innovation beneficial to society? Can we govern innovation?

9 PAGE 9 Society needs ‘IS’ engineers  ‘IS’ engineers are able to build bridges between Technology and Society  We need those bridges!

10 PAGE 10 Career opportunities Companies Océ, Philips, Ericsson, IBM, ASML, Shell, Volker Wessels, Telecom, Rabo, … Universities (or related research institutions) TU/e, TUD, UvA, TNO, Kema, Universities abroad, … Local and national governmental organizations SenterNovem, OPTA, NMa, Economische zaken, Municipalities, Provinces, … Other non-profit organizations Housing corporations, Hospitals, … International organizations EU, Red Cross, World Bank, Unesco, …

11 PAGE 11  Current jobs of ‘IS’ graduates External advisor/consultant (28%) Manager, team leader (25%) Internal advisor/consultant (15%) Research, education (10%) Policy advisor ( 5%)  75% of the graduates feel that their current job is a seamless fit to their studies. Career opportunities

12 Evaluation by external committee  Every couple of years the educational program is evaluated by an external committee (last time in 2010). Overall judgment: GOOD  NVAO awarded Innovation Sciences the special quality mark ‘internationalization’, assessing the internationalization as ‘good’. “The strength of the Master program lays in the compulsory international semester, the international composition of the staff and the relatively high number of foreign students.” PAGE 12

13 PAGE 13 The MSc program combines inputs from technology and different social science disciplines Sociology of innovation Psychology of innovation Economics of innovation Innovation Sciences History, Philosophy, Ethics, Law Technology Assessment Technology

14 PAGE 14 MSc program Innovation Sciences  Socio-economic perspective on technology and innovation  Focus on technological change and innovation  Particular technological areas: Energy, ICT and Health Technology  What kind of policy do we need? Why don’t we get this policy?  Multidisciplinary perspective What is Innovation Sciences ?

15 PAGE 15  Master, year 1: Core courses and Elective courses  Master, year 2: International semester + Master thesis From HBO → MSc IS: pre-master program The study program: two-year Master [+1]

16 PAGE 16 Core Courses  Evolutionary Foundations for Innovation Sciences  The Network Society  Modern Societies in Transition  Governing Innovations  Novel Technologies & Human Behavior  Research Methodology Innovation Sciences Elective Cluster(s) Elective Courses Study program Year 1: core courses and electives

17 PAGE 17 Quartile AIQuartile A2Quartile B3Quartile B4 Evolutionary Foundations for Innovation Sciences Novel Technologies & Human Behavior The Network SocietyModern Societies in Transitions Governing InnovationsResearch Methodology Elective Cluster Course Free Elective Course Study program Year 1: core courses and electives Assignment of mentor for each student

18 PAGE 18 Example course topic: The Network Society Companies innovate by cooperation with others, creating networks of alliances (example: Senseo = DE + Philips) What kind of network should a company have to be successful? (and how do you deal as a student with pictures as messy as this one?)

19 PAGE 19 Example course topic: Governing Innovations Transition to a sustainable energy system:  Big challenges: climate change, geopolitics, security of supply, fluctuating prices  Naive perception of policy: government will/has to take care of everything  Government is part of the problem!  Policy is ´muddling through´  Interests, lobbying, interdepartmental dynamics  Different policy paradigms: Transition Management

20 PAGE 20 Elective cluster (12 ects)  Life in a Virtual World: the social science of the Internet  Knowledge Economy & Society  Innovation & Sustainability  Technology, Globalization & Europeanization  (or custom-made cluster, e.g. cluster of technology courses) Elective Courses (12 ects) Elective Clusters

21 PAGE 21 Cluster ‘Life in a Virtual World’ Study program specialisation Courses  Life Online  Super Crunchers  Consumer behavior  Infonomics Impact of virtual communities on social behavior

22 PAGE 22 Cluster ‘Knowledge economy & Society’ The role of knowledge and knowledge institutes in innovation processes Courses  Innovation and Intellectual Property  Infonomics  Knowledge Infrastructures in a Globalizing World  Inside the Knowledge System Study program specialisation

23 PAGE 23 Cluster ‘Innovation & Sustainability’ Large scale PV power plants in deserts Rural electrification in India, Africa Courses  Technology & Development  Ethics and the Risk Society  Energy & Economy  System Innovation and Strategic Niche Management Study program specialisation

24 PAGE 24 Cluster ‘Technology, Globalization and Europeanization Role of critical infrastructures in Europe Sustainability experiments in an Asian context Courses  Development Economics  Transnational Critical Infrastructure  Technology & Globalization  Technology & European Integration Study program specialisation

25 PAGE 25 You can also choose your own courses (after approval of the Examination Committee), for instance in more technical subjects Examples:  ICT: Software security / biometric recognition / intelligent systems / …  Energy: engine technology / vehicle drive trains / wind energy / hydrogen technology / solar energy / biomass /...  Construction: Intelligent buildings / domotics / building performance simulation / …  Medical technology: biomedical technology Study program specialisation

26 PAGE 26 Second year, first part: you go abroad …..! ‘Tailor-made’ programs for students in:  USA - Univ. of California Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Univ. of Wisconsin  Australia - University of Sydney  Italy - Bocconi University, University of Brescia  Sweden - Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Univ. of Lund, Linköping Univ.  Germany - Christian-Albrechts Universität  UK - University of Surrey, Reading University  South Afrika - University of Pretoria  or in Spain, Chile, Tanzania, India, Thailand, Singapore, …….. …. in preparation of your Master Thesis (= afstudeeropdracht) Study program Year 2: international courses and thesis

27 PAGE 27 Second year, second part: your Master Thesis You can carry out your Master Thesis in:  A commercial organization, e.g. Shell, Kema  A non-profit organization or governmental institute organizations, e.g. Province of North Brabant, Fact  An international organization, e.g. Unido  The Research School of our department: the Eindhoven Centre of Innovation Studies (ECIS) These MSc assignments can be carried out in the Netherlands or abroad. For instance, students with a specialisation in Sustainability and Innovation or Technology, Globalization and Europeanization and an interest in research in developing countries can execute (part) of their MSc assignment in a developing country. Study program Year 2: international courses and thesis

28 PAGE 28  Developing a patent strategy for Philips Digital Rights Management  Diffusion of technology from universities to enterprises in India  Assessment of investments in Broadband technology  Fostering ICT applications in health institutions  The potential of micro CHP (Combined Heat & Power)  Diffusion of stationary fuel cells in the USA  Artisanal gold mining in Suriname  Incentive regulation on cross-border connections  Identification of institutional barriers for large scale deployment of CCS in NL  Opportunities for ‘PVT’?  Industrial residual heat exploitation in the Botlek  The potential of CCS under different policy options Master thesis examples

29 PAGE 29 YOU

30 PAGE 30 Positions of some of our recent graduates  Rabobank International Utrechtrisico-analist  Novem BV Utrechtprogramma-adviseur  Provincie Noord Brabantbeleidsmedewerker afvalstoffen  Haskoning BV Nijmegenadviseur facility management  Alta ingenieursbureaudirecteur  Getronics Veenendaalgroepsleider helpdesk  Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zakenbeleidsmedewerker  Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Utrechtprojectleider ICT  Baan Development Barneveldusability consultant  Turpin Visiondirecteur eigenaar  Rode Kruis Nederlandbeleidsmedewerker internationale hulpverlening  NEDTrain, NS Materieel Zutphenprojectleider implementatie nieuw materieel  IVAM E.R. BVconsultant schoner produceren  Korps Landelijke Politiedienstencoördinator digitaal rechercheren Job examples

31 PAGE 31  KPN Telecom Den Haag landelijk manager billing & formulemanagement  Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Utrecht consultant  Deloitte & Touche Hoofddorp huisvestingsadviseur  Ericsson Telecommuncatie BV Rijen solutions manager  OCE Nederland B.V. productmanager  NLIP-branche nl internet providers beleidsadviseur  Brabantse Ontw. Maatschappij NV investment manager  Ericsson Telecommuncatie BV Rijen opleidingsadviseur  Haskoning BV Nijmegen milieuadviseur  ARCADIS NV Arnhem adviseur stedelijke ontwikkeling  NUON NV Amsterdam analist forecasting  KPN Research Leidschendam brancheconsultant  UNIDO (Wenen) associate expert  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manager bench marking & innovation  IVAM E.R. BV junior onderzoeker / adviseur energie  NUON NV Amsterdam adviseur gasinkoop  GTI Energy Solutions Rotterdam energy manager  Philips Business Communications product introduction manager  Delta Nutsbedrijven NV Middelburg productmanager groene energie Job examples

32 PAGE 32  Interelectra Hasselt manager netaanleg  UN Food and Agriculture Org.rural energy expert  TNO industries Eindhoven medewerker business support  Lucent Technologies Hilversum technical procuct marketing manager  Oman LNG (Shell)senior utility & environment technologist  Lucent Technologies Hilversum customer information developer  Amstelland Ontwikkeling Wonen BV projectmanager  Philips Display Componentsgroupmanager  Rode Kruiscoördinator Rode Kruis Zuidelijk Africa  Vietnamese Investeringsmij.coördinator investeringen  UNIDOregio manager Uganda  ILOmedewerker kantoor Beijing  Rode Kruismanagementfunctie (Geneve)  Universiteit Utrechtonderzoeker  APM Consultantsstaffunctie projecten Indonesie  Novib en andere ontwikkelingsorganisatiesmedewerker Job examples

33 PAGE 33 Master’s program Innovation Sciences Quartile 1Quartile 2Quartile 3Quartile 4 Evolutionary Foundations for Innovation SciencesNovel Technologies & Human Behavior The Network SocietyModern Societies in Transitions Governing InnovationsResearch Project Elective Cluster Course Free Elective Course International SemesterMaster's Thesis

34 My experiences My experiences IS from a student point of view Mara van Welie

35 PAGE 35 Introduction Master Innovation Sciences Innovation & Sustainability Technology, Globalization & Europeanization Background: Bachelor Architecture, Building & Planning TU/e; Specialization: Architecture & Building Physics

36 PAGE 36 Why Innovation Sciences? Why a Master?  More depth  Academic thinking and research  Other career perspectives Why Innovation Sciences?  More than only technology: wider perspective  Multi-disciplinary study: social, economic, historical, ethical, philosophical and technical aspects.  International orientation

37 PAGE 37 Pre-Master (experiences from a fellow student)  Pre-Master IS  Self-discipline  High workload  Project work (interesting assignments)  Mathematics…  Basic IS knowledge

38 PAGE 38 My Master experiences  First year Master IS  (Two obligatory BSc-courses, in Dutch: ‘schakelvakken’)  Interesting courses  Many and different electives  Enthusiasm students and professors  Approachability  Certificate program: Technology, Development & Globalization  Intermate’s Study Trip to South Korea

39 PAGE 39 My Master experiences  Second year Master IS  International semester  Last MSc courses  Other activities (TvO, student-assistant)  Master thesis  third year

40 PAGE 40 TU/e and IS facilities  Good facilities  Library  Sports  Seminars  Gaslab/Zwarte Doos  Study association ‘Intermate’  Many and interesting & fun activities  Every Thursday afternoon there is an option to drink a beer with your fellow students.  Study trip!  Committees

41 PAGE 41 Do you want to walk with a student for a day? Follow a course and talk to students and lecturers? Please send an email to And we will contact you as soon as possible. Walk with a student

42 PAGE 42 Are there any questions? ?

43 Thank you for your attention!

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