• 38 Citaties

Research output per year

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Persoonlijk profiel

Research profile

Is an assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at the TU Eindhoven ITEM Group. Previously he defended his thesis titled 'Designing organizations for innovation in transitioning domains' at TU/e (PhD) and at Aalto University (DSc) in 2018. As a lecturer, is currently responsible for the biggest entrepreneurship course on campus: Introduction to Technology Entreprenership (425+ students); and at Jheronimus Academy of Data Science the master course Data Entrepreneurship in Action III. Madis has been nominated for the Industria Teaching Award for three years in a row (2017, 18 and 19). He is also a pioneer of the LEGO Serious Play methodology at TU/e, introducing it in university education, as well as in support of R&D teams on campus. 

In research, focuses on organizing corporate (open) innovation programs, analyzing and designing innovation ecosystems in conditions of high uncertainty (e.g., low TRL) and governing (public) funding programs for R&D projects. Along with collegues, Madis authored three recent publications on innovation ecosystems, including lead authoring the design of the management tool Ecosystem Pie Model, published in Long Range Planning (see also www.ecosystempie.com). Madis is involved in the 4TU entrepreneurship education research initiative. He currently supervises 2 PhDs and 1 PDEng, being part of the Smart Spaces Interreg project. In terms of sectoral focus, main expertise areas include energy and mobility.

Beyond and before university work, Madis has extensive experience in consulting energy corporations, having served in that capacity for some of the key energy market players in Spain, Germany, Sweden and Belgium. His consultancy activities hve included designing and running corporate innovation programs and (user-centred) business development for new services. Prior to working at TU/e, he was the international marketing manager for a small manufacturing company and established three startup companies, one of which was sold. In his home country of Estonia, he has consulted and trained several top companies and written more than 30 articles for the management journal Director. Madis has also worked at corporate banking as an analyst and as a teacher of economics and entrepreneurship at the high school level (5 years). He has supervised a total of more than 70 student theses at the PhD, master,  bachelor and high school levels. 

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Smart Space

den Ouden, E., den Ouden, E., Romme, A. G. L. (., Talmar, M., Khabir, S., van Broeckhoven, B., Sens, F., Chakraborty, S. & Nijssen, E. J.


Project: Onderzoek direct


Mapping, analyzing and designing innovation ecosystems: the Ecosystem Pie Model

Talmar, M., Walrave, B., Podoynitsyna, K. S., Holmström, J. & Romme, A. G. L., 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) In : Long Range Planning.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
  • 8 Citaten (Scopus)
    398 Downloads (Pure)

    Can these elephants also dance? Major innovation in power utilities

    Talmar, M., Walrave, B., Holmström, J. & Romme, A. G. L. S., 2 nov 2019.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresPaper

  • Designing an organizational system for economically sustainable demand-side management in district heating and cooling

    Peltokorpi, A., Talmar, M., Castren, K. & Holmström, J., 10 mei 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 219, blz. 433-442 10 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citaten (Scopus)
    30 Downloads (Pure)

    Intermediary role dynamics in system-level transitions: a case from energy transition

    Talmar, M., Walrave, B., Raven, R. P. J. M. & Romme, A. G. L. S., 1 aug 2019.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresAbstract

  • A multi-level perspective on innovation ecosystems for path-breaking innovation

    Walrave, B., Talmar, M., Podoynitsyna, K. S., Romme, A. G. L. & Verbong, G. P. J., 1 nov 2018, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 136, blz. 103-113 11 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • 28 Citaten (Scopus)
    731 Downloads (Pure)


    Best PhD dissertation of IE&IS department award

    Madis Talmar (Ontvanger), A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Ontvanger), Jan Holmström (Ontvanger), Bob Walrave (Ontvanger) & Ksenia S. Podoynitsyna (Ontvanger), 27 sep 2019

    Prijs: TU/eAndersWetenschappelijk

  • Nominated for Best Paper Award

    Madis Talmar (Ontvanger), Bob Walrave (Ontvanger), Rob P.J.M. Raven (Ontvanger) & A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Ontvanger), aug 2019

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

  • Cursussen


    A Dutch telecom operator strategy design for 5G-related business innovation

    Auteur: Bastiaenen, K., 28 feb 2020

    Begeleider: Romme, A. (. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Talmar, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Bonnin Roca, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    A framework for designing innovation ecosystems: a case study of the Dutch banking industry

    Auteur: Gültekin, S., 31 okt 2018

    Begeleider: Keskin, D. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Romme, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Talmar, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Creating stakeholder engagement in innovative urban development projects

    Auteur: Meulenbroek, N., 30 apr 2019

    Begeleider: den Ouden, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Talmar, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Keskin, D. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Valkenburg, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Designing a venture program for entrepreneurial education in the technical service industry

    Auteur: van Genugten, J., 30 aug 2019

    Begeleider: Bobelyn, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Cloodt, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Talmar, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Developing nascent innovation ecosystems to scale up experiments: a qualitative analysis of battery energy storage systems

    Auteur: den Otter, W., 29 nov 2019

    Begeleider: Van Boxstael, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Talmar, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Cloodt, M. M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master