Innovation Sciences

Innovation Sciences: Innovation in an international perspective
The technological and innovative power of a society determines to a large extent that society’s economic growth and prosperity. If our society is to gain a firmer grip on prosperity and economic growth, then it is vitally important that deeper insight be gained into these phenomena. How can you create an innovative climate? What or who determines whether a new technology takes off? How can we influence the tempo and direction of that growth?

Socio-economic effects
During the Innovation Sciences Master’s degree program (formerly Technology and Policy) you will learn to analyze the socio-economic effects of technological innovations. And you will set to work designing and evaluating public and private policy, and strategies and interventions intended to influence innovation processes and technological change.

Graduation examples

The Innovation Sciences Master’s degree program offers a wide range of topics in which you can graduate. A number are shown below:

  • the spread of stationary fuel cells in the US
  • the spread of fuel cell cars in China: a scenario approach
  • the position of the Netherlands in the European renewable energy market
  • developing a patent strategy for Philips Digital Rights Management
  • outsourcing the energy supply in utility construction 
  • energy chains in the chemical industry  
  • the spread of technology from universities to enterprises in India  
  • the assessment of investment in broad-band technology
  • fostering ICT applications in healthcare institutions

Read more about this Master’s degree program.