Research, education and valorization are the three areas on which the strategic plan of Eindhoven University of Technology focuses. The lattermost area concerns the evaluation of knowledge and its successful transfer to the market, through the strengthening of the cooperation with high-tech industry, the support of start-up companies and the establishment of the establishment of an environment in which entrepreneurial spirit may thrive. This report introduces a framework to enable the cooperation between the Built Environment department and industry in the area of energy. Interviews with employees from the department and questionnaires to cooperating companies give an insight into the needs and willingness of each party. The analysis of two case studies of existing relations of the department offers examples and learning points. Combining all these, a value proposition is developed. It includes actions that need to be taken and suggestions in order to improve the quality of the cooperation. Its main aspects include the emphasis on communication and after-care of the projects and on strengthening the link and joining the workforce of the different groups of the department. As a result, a detailed business idea which can support this link is introduced.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||24 Feb 2015|
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|