Introduction

The Innovation Networks research group develops and offers expertise and tools that help organisations be creative within their current and future digital and networked context.

Collaborating with other organisations has become a sheer necessity: there are no longer individual products or services that are designed and delivered by a single organisation. Travel, for instance, is only possible when various organisations work together, such as an airport, airline, military police, suppliers, governments and international regulators.

About the research group

The most important research questions that play a role here are: How can we design new forms of collaboration in innovation networks on the system level? How can we ensure that innovation will really make a difference in the long term? What new forms of organisation enable this? What role does design play in this and what are the limitations of our design efforts?

The research conducted by the Innovation Networks research group focuses on a number of application areas based on the necessity of collaboration:

  • Retail (in our Retail Innovation Lab)
  • Urban Mobility (in the BetaFactory) and
  • Agro/Food (in the start-up phase)

We consciously choose areas of application that are important for The Hague region, such as a project to promote The Hague as a shopping city, the Westland and Randstad region for public transport. The research group acts as an innovation driver for the region by supporting interest and expertise already present.

Christine De Lille

About the professor

dr. ir. Christine De Lille

Christine has been a professor in the Faculty of Business, Finance & Marketing at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 1 September. She also works as an Assistant Professor in ‘User-centred Design of Business’ for the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty at Delft University of Technology. This is where she studied and earned her PhD in 2014 (in combination with Utrecht University of Applied Sciences). She has extensive research experience and expertise in the areas of design, management, entrepreneurship and internationalisation in complex environments. For example, she is currently involved in the Strategic Product Design Master’s programme at the Delft University of Technology. In her work for the Design Management Network, Christine applies her experience as a Board member and network to focus on contacts between research and higher education. She is also a member of the board of an international working group on research into design management. In addition, Christine works as a reviewer and organiser for design management conferences and works together closely with such organisations as KLM, Barco, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Luzern Hochschule and Antwerp Management School. She speaks regularly at conferences in a practical and academic capacity, both in the Netherlands and internationally.

c.s.h.delille@hhs.nl

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I would very much like to draw on education and research to build bridges with designers and clients

Team

Gabriela Bustamante Castillo

Gabriela Bustamante Castillo

Gabriela Bustamante Castillo

She has participated in the Future Proof Research project co-designing a tool that supports lab coordinators with organizing/following-up on their Living Lab activities.

b.g.bustamantecastillo@hhs.nl

Fenne van Doorn

Fenne van Doorn

Fenne van Doorn
Heleen Geerts

Heleen Geerts

Heleen Geerts
Eveline Kapteijn

Eveline Kapteijn

Eveline Kapteijn
Armand van Oostrom

Armand van Oostrom

Armand van Oostrom
Anja Overdiek

Anja Overdiek

Anja Overdiek
Alice Schut

Alice Schut

Alice Schut

She is part of the research project ‘Future Proof Labs’, which (in short) focuses on uncovering good practices in setting up and maintaining Living Labs.

Janneke Sluijs

Janneke Sluijs

Janneke Sluijs
Barry Verbeek

Barry Verbeek

Barry Verbeek

He's a senior lecturer specialized in corporate communication, reputation management, internal branding, advisory skills, design thinking, strategic thinking and sustainability.

b.verbeek@hhs.nl

Projects

Energy transition LV

Like all Dutch municipalities, Leidschendam-Voorburg has the task of letting go of the gas grid. Knowledge center Mission Zero was asked to help think about the realization of this issue from multiple perspectives.
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Students help horticulturists create a circular future

The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the municipality of Waddinxveen and Greenport West-Holland are putting together their knowledge.

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Future Proof Labs

What are the minimum requirements for a good experimental environment in which different stakeholders work in co-creation? And how can creative professionals optimally facilitate these environments and projects? With this project, the Innovation Networks research group is conducting research into effectively setting up and acting in a living lab environment.
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Publications

Book

Innovating with labs 2.0

This is a book for living lab practitioners and everyone who wants to collaborate and experiment to advance sustainability transitions.

Book

Tools for Future – Proof Labs

In collaboration with Future-Proof Labs, researchers have developed three tools that provide support for multi-stakeholders that are dealing with challenges like miscommunication and differences in values.

Book

Booklet Innovation Networks

Booklet for the Inauguration of Christine De Lille Research Group Innovation Networks May 24th 2018.
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News

Inclusie is makkelijk gezegd, maar hoe dan?
24 January 2023

Inclusion sounds simple, but how do you make it happen?

General

Inclusion. Co-creation. Nice words, but how do you achieve these in an unruly reality? All voices are meant to be heard…
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