Innovation Sciences

Managing Technology in Society

The Innovation Sciences Master’s Program teaches you how to analyze, manage and influence innovation processes at a strategic level. While innovation is crucial for economic growth, sustainable development and welfare, many inspiring technological ideas never become successful. Innovation Sciences focuses on gaining  a deeper understanding of why this is the case. You will  learn to understand and manage the mechanisms and processes involved in developing and  introducing new technological options. Our students have an interest or a background in technology (such as Computer Science, Sustainable Innovation, Industrial Engineering or Physics) but would like to apply their skills on a broader, more strategic level. Important questions for innovation scientists include how industries, cities, regions or countries can create an innovative climate in a globalizing world and which factors and actors determine whether a new technology will succeed as well as how government and business can introduce innovations  that lead to sustainable development. Within the Master programme we therefore have two specializations:

  1. Global sustainability 
  2. Innovation strategy and policy

International semester

During the Master’s degree program you will spend one semester abroad, at a university specializing in technology and innovation.

University Guide to Master's 2018: IS top study!

The Guide to choosing a Master’s program 2018 cites the Innovation Sciences study program as the best in its field. The master's program received the predicate 'top study'.

NVAO accreditation

This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).