R.N.A. (Rudi) Bekkers - Expertise

Bekkers, R.N.A.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Technology, Innovation & Society
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
IPO 2.21
Tel :
+31 40-247 5621
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Email :



Rudi Bekkers holds the chair of Standardisation and Intellectual Property at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He received a Ph.D. degree for a multidisciplinary study on the development and diffusion of mobile telecommunications standards in Europe and holds an M.Sc. in Technology and Society and a B.Sc. in Electric Engineering. Within the TU/e, his research is part of the Eindhoven Centre of Innovation Studies (ECIS). His main research interests include: (1) Standardization and intellectual property rights (IPRs) in mobile (3G/UMTS) and other ICT industries, (2) Economics and policy in the area of telecommunications (especially broadband and mobile), (3) University-industry knowledge transfer (‘technology transfer’) and (4) Innovation in network industries. As a teacher, he focuses particularly on innovation processes in relation to technological environments and contribute to the M.Sc. program Innovation Sciences and in the B.Sc. program Technische Innovatiewetenschappen. Rudi Bekkers served as a committee member at the National Academies of Science (NAS) in the US, where he investigated the impact of patents in standards. In the recent past, he was a member of the DIME Network of Excellence and partner in an NWO-funded study on university knowledge transfer channels, and was appointed by the European Commission as an independent expert to the Expert Group on "Knowledge Transfer" 2008/2009. In addition, he is affiliated with Dialogic Innovatie & Interactie, a research and consultancy firm based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, where have been involved in over 50 studies commissioned by governments, international organizations, and private clients.