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The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the next best time is today.  

- Chinese proverb

Research profile

Boukje Huijben is an Assistant Professor in Sustainable Business Model Innovation (SBMI) in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group of the department of Industrial Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Boukje is passionate about the development of new strategies for sustainable business, combining insights from different disciplines and working with academics as well as practitioners in the field of AgroFood, Energy and Logistics.She currently teaches a bachelor course (Green Business Models) as well as an Innovation Bootcamp in Entrepreneurship for PhD and PDEng students working in the field of smart cities. She also supervises bachelor and master theses in the field of sustainable business, involving students in various ongoing research projects. 

Academic background

Boukje Huijben obtained her PhD at the department of Innovation Sciences of TU/e in 2015 focusing on the analysis of solar energy business models and entrepreneurial strategies for dealing with regulatory regimes. Additionally, she worked as a postdoc for the Strategic Area Energy (SAE) of TU/e researching business models for energy efficiency products and services, with a strong focus on the role of the end user. She also was a lecturer in the field of sustainability transitions and business models for students and professionals at TU/e and external, both national and international.

Boukje is a member of Foundation 'Het Groene Brein' (The Green Brain) which aims to connect scientists to companies in order to stimulate the transition towards a green and sustainable economy.

 

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Projects 2016 2020

Supporting innovative SMEs by InnoEnergy

Romme, S., Huijben, B., Meijer, L., Plaschek - Scale, J., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., van Broeckhoven, B., Sens, F. & Damen, I.

15/11/1614/11/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2009 2019

Align, adapt or amplify: upscaling strategies for car sharing business models in Sydney, Australia

Meijer, L., Schipper, F. & Huijben, B., 31 Jul 2019, In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
car sharing
upscaling
automobile
Railroad cars
niche

Barriers and drivers for technology commercialization by SMEs in the Dutch sustainable energy sector

Meijer, L., Huijben, B., Van Boxstael, A. & Romme, S., May 2019, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 112, p. 114-126 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Industry
Natural gas
8 Citations (Scopus)

User-centred sustainable business model design: The case of energy efficiency services in the Netherlands

Tolkamp, J., Huijben, J. C. C. M., Mourik, R. M., Verbong, G. P. J. & Bouwknegt, R., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 182, p. 755-764 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

energy efficiency
Energy efficiency
Industry
facilitation
market

The roles of business models in sustainability transitions: Car sharing in Sydney

Meijer, L. L. J., Schipper, F. & Huijben, J. C. C. M., Jun 2017, Exploring a changing view on organizing value creation: developing new business models : contributions to the 2nd international conference on new business models. Rauter, R., Zimek, M., Kiesnere, A. L. & Baumgartner, R. J. (eds.). Graz: Institute of Systems Science, Innovation and Sustainability, p. 72-76 5 p. (Institute of Systems Science, Innovation and Sustainability Reports; vol. 8)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Niche
Business model
Scaling
Sustainability
Car
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Solar energy
Costs
Industry
Electricity
Economics

Prizes

First Price Posters COMBURA conference on combustion technology

Boukje Huijben (Recipient), 2008

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

STW valorisation grant

Boukje Huijben (Recipient), 2009

Recognition: NWOTake-offScientific

Top 20 New Venture business plan competition, first round

Boukje Huijben (Recipient), 2011

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Winner Business Plan Competition New Venture 2010, round 1, category Industrial Goods

Boukje Huijben (Recipient), 2010

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Activities 2011 2015

  • 2 Consultancy
  • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
  • 1 Outreach
  • 1 Contributed talk

IEA Task 25: Business models for a more effective market uptake of DSM energy services for SMEs and communities

R.M. Mourik (Organiser), J.C.C.M. Huijben (Organiser)
Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Solar Plus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Boukje Huijben (Speaker)
17 Apr 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Breakthrough without subsidies? : PV business model experiments in the Netherlands : presentation, Eindhoven

Boukje Huijben (Advisor)
2012

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyProfessional

Breakthrough without subsidies? : PV business model experiments in the Netherlands, Vugt, The Netherlands

Boukje Huijben (Advisor)
2012

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyProfessional

Solar Energy

Boukje Huijben (Interviewee)
2011

Activity: Consultancy typesOutreachPopular

Student theses

Accelerating the energy transition through intermediary management of high-growth energy firms

Author: Sinke, J., 31 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Van Boxstael, A. (Supervisor 1), Cloodt, M. (Supervisor 2) & Huijben, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A circular business model for non-residential buildings

Author: van Eldik, S., 31 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Bobelyn, A. (Supervisor 1), Huijben, B. (Supervisor 2) & Van Boxstael, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A paradigm shift?: user-centred business model design for energy efficiency services

Author: Tolkamp, J., 31 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Huijben, J. (Supervisor 1), Mourik, R. (Supervisor 2) & Verbong, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A roadmap to scalability: a tool for new ventures to design scalable business models for sustainability

Author: van der Horst, Y., 31 Jul 2019

Supervisor: Keskin, D. (Supervisor 1), Huijben, B. (Supervisor 2) & Cloodt, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Business model approaches: implications for spin-off creation

Author: Jongenelen, C., 31 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Langerak, F. (Supervisor 1), Huijben, J. (Supervisor 2) & Walrave, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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