Full Professor

Isabelle Reymen


Research Profile

Isabelle Reymen is a Full Professor and Chair of Design of Innovation Ecosystems in the Innovation in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group at at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her areas of expertise include Law and Public Administration, Design science methodology, Technology entrepreneurship and Science & Technology studies. Isabelle conducts research on technology commercialization processes, business model innovation, and decision-making logic in new business development.  

Isabelle Reymen combines entrepreneurial thinking with a passion for design processes and aims for research that is relevant and useful for practice, via the development of design knowledge that is able to bridge science and practice. In projects conducted within the TU/e strategic area Energy, she draws on her expertise in technology entrepreneurship as well as building design processes.

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. She has also worked as Assistant Professor in Design Management at Twente University, in the group of Construction Management and Engineering.  

Aa three-month visit at Carnegie Mellon University and later visits to Case Western Reserve University, led to Isabelle’s involvement in the worldwide network of scholars bringing design sciences to management. She was granted four EU projects on entrepreneurial topics and is one of a very small group of design researchers who have several publications in ISI ranked Architecture and Building journals. Furthermore, Isabelle has published in leading design journals such as Design Studies and Research in Engineering Design. Her recent work has been published in Journal of Product Innovation Management, R&D Management, and other journals.

Educational Activities

  • Innovation Space projectInnovation Space project
  • Graduation project construction management and engineering
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship study

Ancillary Activities

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