With our research, we (Centre of Expertise Digital Operations & Finance) enable companies and entrepreneurs to reduce their footprint on space, materials, employees and human beings with the help of digital technology. 

We combine perspectives from tech and business and we mainly focus on the high-tech manufacturing industry (including agro and health), smart mobility and fintech. We develop digital technology, but also investigate its role in business operations and the value chain.

In addition, we develop education for students and employees in which the focus points are: solving issues related to sustainable development, (in)equality and digital technology. Students learn how to shape a sustainable economy through smart technology and data. Not only through education, but also by letting students participate in scientific research.

Currently, seven research groups are part of Centre of Expertise Digital Operations & Finance: Change Management, Fotonica, New Finance, Platform Economy, Purposeful Marketing, Smart Sensor Systems & Smart Sustainable Manufacturing.

Learn more about our work and our research groups in this video:


TranSIT-Transferable Smart Industry Templates

A significant proportion of the SME companies in our region engineer and assemble custom or small series products. The emphasis is on short lead times and high quality. Quality control is very important.
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RE/manufacturing LAB

In het Re/Manufacturing Lab komen onderwijs en onderzoek op het domein van Industry 4.0 bij elkaar. Met dwarsverbanden door alle opleidingen van onze Faculteit Technologie, Innovatie en Samenleving en de onderzoeksgroep van Smart Sustainable Manufacturing.
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E-learning course for lecturers ‘How to Teach Critical Thinking with Film – an Introduction’

This e-learning course supports lecturers who want to stimulate students’ critical thinking skills with the help of film (clips).
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Lectoraat Smart Sustainable Manufacturing boekt resultaten in digitalisering
22 December 2022

Smart Sustainable Manufacturing research group achieves results in the digitisation of the South Holland manufacturing industry


Our research group has been able to apply practice-based research in different ways within SMITZH.
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Nicole achter een katheder
8 December 2022

Social contacts are essential for a successful sharing economy


Sharing platforms are popping up everywhere. Examples include Peerby, Thuisafgehaald and Snappcar. While these…
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Nicole Stofberg
10 November 2022

Nicole Stofberg is off to an enthusiastic start as professor of Platform Economy


Nicole Stofberg has already been on the job since February, but now she is really up and running: In August, The Hague…
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John Bolte

dr. John Bolte

Professor Smart Sensor Systems and Leading professor DOF

Steven van den Berg

dr. Steven van den Berg

Professor Photonics

Jenny Coenen

dr. ir. Jenny Coenen

Professor Smart Sustainable Manufacturing

Hongli Joosten-Ma

dr. Hongli Joosten

Professor Purposeful Marketing

Martijn van der Linden

dr. Martijn van der Linden

Professor New Finance

Nicole Stofberg

dr. Nicole Stofberg


Jacco van Uden

dr. Jacco van Uden

Professor Change Management

Margot Custers

Margot Custers

Programme Coordinator Centre of Expertise

Merel Hillen

Merel Hillen

Senior Management Assistant



General Feasibility Report: Implications for setting up Savings Groups in Europe

This feasibility report aims to create a solid background for Savings Groups programming in Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands where partner organisations of the LETS SAVEE project are based.


Balancing the social and financial sides of the coin

Two things are important in order to participate properly in society: being financially healthy and having a solid social network. They are two sides of the same coin. How do you keep it balanced?


Sensor fusion of odometer, compass and beacon distance for mobile robots

The estimation of the pose of a differential drive mobile robot from noisy odometer, compass, and beacon distance measurements is studied. The estimation problem, which is a state estimation problem with...


Ecological momentary assessment study of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and non-specific physical symptoms with self-declared electrosensitives

The main objective of the study is to determine if non-specific physical symptoms (NSPS) in people with self-declared sensitivity to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF EMF) can be explained...


PrimaVera: Synergising Predictive Maintenance

The full potential of predictive maintenance has not yet been utilised. Current solutions focus on individual steps of the predictive maintenance cycle and only work for very specific settings.


Legibility as a Design Principle: Surfacing Values in Sensing Technologies

This paper introduces the design principle of legibility as means to examine the epistemic and ethical conditions of sensing technologies. Emerging sensing technologies create new possibilities regarding...