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Nathalie Kerstens received her MSc. (cum laude) in ‘Construction Management and Engineering’ in 2014 from the TU Eindhoven. Her graduation project involved the development of a business model for Climate-KIC Innovation projects in the commercialization of technology through a start-up. Prior to this she graduated with honors from the master program ‘Industrial Sciences: Construction Engineering’ at the KU Leuven (campus De Nayer) in 2011. Her thesis ‘Hygrothermal impact on a masonry wall with interior insulation' is the result of an intensive collaboration with the KU Leuven and the Scientific and Technical Centre for Construction (WTCB Belgium) and received a national price for Best Flemish Engineering Master Thesis in 2011 (IE price).

Nathalie started working at the ITEM group in October 2014. In her first year she was fulltime occupied as the Dissemination Officer for the EIT Digital Master and Doctoral School, in which she was responsible for the process of promoting and disseminating the online Innovation & Entrepreneurship content portfolio among the EIT Digital partner universities. Her PhD project started in October 2015 and is conducted in collaboration with the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and the European Space Agency (ESA). This project focusses on existing and potential synergies in space and energy by exploring the commercialization of space technology in the energy sector. Nathalie’s first paper from her PhD project ‘Down to earth: popularisation of geo-information services in the Netherlands’ has been published in Space Policy in 2017. Among others, her research interests are related to cross sectoral innovation and technology commercialization. 

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 1 Report
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Review article

Synergies between space and energy: Space as a tool to support european energy goals

Kerstens, N., Giannopapa, C., Dolmans, S. & Reymen, I., Feb 2019, In : Space Policy. 47, p. 207-211

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

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synergy
energy
sectors
energy policy
economics

Governmental intermediaries for cross-sectoral synergies: space technology and applications for the energy sector

Kerstens, N. M. J. M., Dolmans, S. A. M., Giannopapa, C. G. & Reymen, I. M. M. J., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference, 13-18 June 2018, Porto, Portugal.

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

Initiating cross-sectoral innovation – bringing space technology to other sectors

Kerstens, N. M. J. M., Dolmans, S. A. M. & Reymen, I. M. M. J., 2018, Academy of Management Proceedings. Briarcliff Manor: Academy of Management, (Academy of Management Proceedings; vol. 2018, no. 1)

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

Innovation
Space technology
Boundary spanning
Ecosystem
Managing innovation

Synergies between space and energy: space as a tool to support European energy goals

Kerstens, N. M. J. M., Giannopapa, C. G., Dolmans, S. A. M. & Reymen, I. M. M. J., 2018, Proceedings of the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Bremen, Germany, 1-5 October 2018. .

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

Student theses

The transformation of Climate-KIC innovation projects into startups

Author: Kerstens, N., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Schaefer, W. (Supervisor 1), Reymen, I. (Supervisor 2), Masselink, P. (Supervisor 2) & Spierings, M. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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