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Persoonlijk profiel

Research profile

Isabelle Reymen is a Full Professor and Chairs Design of Innovation Ecosystems, in the Innovation in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group at at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Furthermore, she is Scientific Director of TU/e innovation Space, a community that facilitates and supports interdisciplinary challege-based engineering education. She combines entrepreneurial thinking with a passion for design processes and aims for system innovation.

Her current research interests focus on the design of collaboration processes for technology commercialization within innovation ecosystems. She has published in journals like Organization Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Organization, Journal of Technology Transfer, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. She adopts and contributes to design science methodology, which aims for research that is relevant and useful for practice. 

Academic background

Isabelle Reymen studied architecture and engineering at KULeuven. After graduating, she moved to the Stan Ackermans Institute at TU/e, where she studied design processes in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering and Software Engineering, and received her PhD in Design Sciences at the department of Computing Sciences in 2001. 

With a background as designer, her focus moved from multidisciplinary design processes, to managing these processes, to innovation processes and entrepreneurial ecosystems. She got involved in research into the design of technology transfer offices and technology-based new ventures, and developed a strong interest in the design of business models and new ventures. She coordinated campus-wide technology entrepreneurship classes and became representative of entrepreneurship education at TU/e. She was granted many EU projects on entrepreneurial topics. Currently she is involved in innovating engineering education at TU/e level, via developing TU/e innovation Space. 

Externe posities

Assistant Professsor, University of Twente

1 aug 200230 sep 2006

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  • 2 Vergelijkbare profielen
invention Sociale wetenschappen
Industry Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Innovation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Decision making Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
firm Sociale wetenschappen
Values Sociale wetenschappen
university Sociale wetenschappen
popularization Sociale wetenschappen

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Projecten 2016 2021

Scaling up Co-creation: Avenues and Limits for Integrating Society in Science and Innovation

Bombaerts, G., Bombaerts, G., van der Avoird, M., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Tsui, S., Astola, M., Laes, E., Wieczorek, A., Spahn, A., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Reymen, I. & Royakkers, L.


Project: Onderzoek direct


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


Project: Onderzoek direct

Space and Security

Reymen, I., Reymen, I., Antoni, N., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., van Broeckhoven, B. & Sens, F.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1997 2019

1 Citaat (Scopus)

Configuring collective digital-technology usage in dynamic and complex design practices

Verstegen, L., Houkes, W. & Reymen, I., 2019, In : Research Policy. 48, 8, 13 blz., 103696

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Digital technology
Work practices
Empirical investigation
5 Citaties (Scopus)

Searching for partners in open innovation settings : how to overcome the constraints of local search

Meulman, W. F., Reymen, I. M. M. J., Podoynitsyna, K. S. & Romme, A. G. L., 10 jan 2018, In : California Management Review. 60, 2, blz. 71-97

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Open innovation
Local search
Key words
72 Citaties (Scopus)

Understanding dynamics of strategic decision-making in venture creation : a process study of effectuation and causation

Reymen, I. M. M. J., Andries, P., Berends, J. J., Mauer, R., Stephan, U. & Burg, van, J. C., dec 2015, In : Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 9, 4, blz. 351-379

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Strategic decision making
Venture creation
87 Citaties (Scopus)

Creating university spin-offs: a science-based design perspective

Burg, van, J. C., Romme, A. G. L., Gilsing, V. A. & Reymen, I. M. M. J., 2008, In : Journal of Product Innovation Management. 25, 2, blz. 114-128 15 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

University spin-offs
15 Citaties (Scopus)

Dynamics of resource slack and constraints : resource positions in action

Dolmans, S. A. M., Burg, van, J. C., Reymen, I. M. M. J. & Romme, A. G. L., 2014, In : Organization Studies. 35, 4, blz. 511-549 39 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Decision making
Resource constraints

Activiteiten 2018 2018

  • 1 Lidmaatschap van jury

Juror NWO Open Mind 2018 (Evenement)

I.M.M.J. Reymen (Voorzitter)
8 nov 2018

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van juryWetenschappelijk


Innovation Space project

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Achieving sustained growth: the development of an approach to assist B2B SMEs in their transition to sustained growth

Auteur: Verschoor, B., 31 jan 2018

Begeleider: Reymen, I. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Bobelyn, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Van Boxstael, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Analysis of innovation practices at small and medium-sized enterprises in Limburg from an effectuation perspective

Auteur: Oversier, J., 31 okt 2009

Begeleider: Reymen, I. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Keizer, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Applying creativity templates to business model innovation

Auteur: Aardoom, F., 30 sep 2012

Begeleider: Podoynitsyna, K. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Reymen, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Business ecosystem dynamics: a research into R&D ecosystem dynamics in China for Philips Research Asia Shanghai

Auteur: van den Berg, R., 31 aug 2009

Begeleider: Kastelein, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Reymen, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master