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“Collaborative forms of innovation are here to stay! In fast-moving business environments characterized by continuously increasing knowledge mobility, interconnectivity, and a need to go beyond incremental innovations, open innovation offers a perfect complement to more traditional closed forms of innovation.”

Research profile

Myriam Cloodt is an Associate Professor of Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her fields of expertise are open innovation, (corporate) entrepreneurship, and strategy. Topics of particular interest include corporate venturing; strategic technology alliances; mergers and acquisitions; network analysis; value constellations and ecosystems.  

Her interest in these topics is not only academic, as she has participated in several industry projects for companies and innovation ecosystems (such as the High Tech Campus Eindhoven). In addition, she has developed professional publications for organizations such as Adviesraad voor het Wetenschaps - en Technologiebeleid (AWT), Expertisecentrum Kennisvalorisatie en intellectueel eigendom, and Het Financieele Dagblad. 

Academic background

Myriam Cloodt studied business economics at Maastricht University and received her MSc in 1997. She worked as a lecturer at the Department of Management Sciences for two years and started working on her PhD project at the Department of Organization & Strategy in 1999. Myriam finished her dissertation at METEOR (Maastricht University) on the topic of measuring the innovative performance of high-tech companies after a merger or acquisition. During her first year as a PhD she also worked as a study counsellor. From July 2004 until May 2006, she was a researcher at the School of Technology Management at TU/e. From June 2006 until July 2017 she was Assistant Professor and since August 2017 she is Associate Professor of Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) of the School of Industrial Engineering (IE).

Myriam Cloodt has published numerous articles and book chapters on strategy, entrepreneurship and open innovation. Examples of her research can be found in such journals as Research Policy, International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, R&D Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, European Journal of Innovation Management, Business History, and Business History Review. In addition, she developed a book chapter about open innovation in value networks (in: Open Innovation: Researching a new paradigm, Oxford University Press) and a chapter about theories of the firm and open innovation (in: New Frontiers in Open Innovation, Oxford University Press).    

With respect to teaching, Myriam contributes to course development and teaching activities within the relevant Bachelor, Master, and Certificate programs: the BSc program Industrial Engineering & Management Science, the MSc program Innovation Management, and the Certificate program Technology Entrepreneurship & Management.

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Projects 2017 2020


van der Avoird, M., Bobelyn, A. S. A., Bobelyn, A. S. A., Reymen, I. M. M. J., Cloodt, M. M. A. H., Schmeitz, M., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., van Broeckhoven, B. & Sens, F.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2000 2019

Perceived benefits of science park attributes among park tenants in the Netherlands

Ng, B., Junker, T. R., Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Cloodt, M. & Arentze, T., 28 Jun 2019, In : The Journal of Technology Transfer. 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Perceived benefits
The Netherlands
Science parks
Cluster analysis
Technology-based firms
Science parks
Stated choice
Choice experiment
Location choice
6 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Towards a segmentation of science parks: A typology study on science parks in Europe

Ng, W. K. B., Appel - Meulenbroek, H. A. J. A., Cloodt, M. M. A. H. & Arentze, T. A., Apr 2019, In : Research Policy. 48, 3, p. 719-732 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Science parks
Cluster analysis

Activities 2012 2020

  • 4 Membership of committee
  • 1 Contributed talk

Groningen Collaboration for Innovation Conference 2016

Myriam Cloodt (Speaker)
21 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

PhD defense Ying Zhang: "Entrepreneurship development in China: a multilevel approach" (Event)

Myriam M.A.H. Cloodt (Co-promotor)
14 Mar 2013

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

PhD defense Raymond Opdenakker: "The strategic momentum in virtual R&D teams" (Event)

Myriam M.A.H. Cloodt (Co-promotor)
11 Apr 2012

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Press / Media

How to make the Eindhoven-Brainport ecosystem future proof?

J.H. Hulscher, M.M.A.H. Cloodt & A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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


Accelerating the learning curve at ASML: an exploration of drivers

Author: Polman, P., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Langerak, F. (Supervisor 1) & Cloodt, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Alliance management at FIRM X: realizing growth through collaboration

Author: de Morree, P., 31 Mar 2013

Supervisor: Cloodt, M. (Supervisor 1) & Nijssen, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Ally or acquire?: non-organic growth strategy and decision model for the international real estate developer : an explorative study

Author: van der Waals, R., 31 Aug 2008

Supervisor: Verhoef, L. (Supervisor 1) & Cloodt, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


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