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In order to address the societal challenges of our time, individuals, organizations and entire ecosystems and regions will need to embrace a more open and collaborative approach to innovation.

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Marcel Bogers is a Full Professor of Open & Collaborative Innovation at the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group at the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). 

Bogers' main interests center on open and collaborative innovation, which he has studied across different levels of analysis. As such, his research focus ranges from the microfoundations of open innovation to the dynamics of innovation ecosystems, and from organizational attributes of business model innovation to the societal impact of open innovation. He has done research in a variety of contexts, such as big data, health, food, sustainability, open science, and emerging markets. Bogers is also specifically interested in better understanding how open and collaborative innovation approaches help to better address grand challenges — for the benefit of both business and society.

Bogers also holds positions as Affiliated Professor at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and as Garwood Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley (USA). He has held guest lecturer appointments at Politecnico di Milano, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and the Lab for Open Innovation in Science (LOIS). Bogers has received several honors that highlight excellence in research, teaching and outreach.

Academic background

Marcel Bogers holds an MSc degree (with distinction) from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2009, he obtained his PhD degree from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He then took a postdoctoral position at the Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark, where he became an Associate Professor in 2012. He moved to the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) in 2015, first as Associate Professor, then Full Professor and currently Affiliated Professor. Bogers held visiting positions at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and the University of Trento (Italy). In 2018, Bogers became a Garwood Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley (USA), a position he still holds. In 2020, Bogers joined TU/e as Professor of Open & Collaborative Innovation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Affiliated Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Copenhagen

1 Sep 2020 → …

Garwood Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

1 Aug 2018 → …


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