The central scientific themes are Life & Health and Energy & Sustainability. Both themes are of the utmost importance for governmental organizations, commercial firms, NGOs, customers and society. We live in an era where ecological, social and sustainable energy applications and health technologies become increasingly important. Energy & Sustainability and Life & Health are the innovation themes of the present and of the future.
The group’s research is organized around two research chairs. The chair Science, Business & Innovation researches the management and organization of R&D-based innovation and valorization in Life & Health and Energy & Sustainability. The chair Organization, Entrepreneurship & Technology investigates the entrepreneurial antecedents of R&D-based innovation and valorization in Life & Health and Energy & Sustainability. Within these research chairs the following scholars contribute:
Prof. Dr. B.A.G. (Bart) Bossink, Full Professor SBI
Prof. Dr. P.C. (Peter) van der Sijde, Full Professor SBI
Dr. M.L. (Marlous) Blankesteijn, Assistant professor SBI
Dr. K.D. (Kevin) Augustijn, Assistant professor SBI
Dr. S. (Sandra) Hasanefendic, Assistant professor SBI
Dr. I. (Iddo) Heller, Assistant professor
Dr. J. (Jeroen) Koelemeij, Assistant professor
Dr. C. (Charusheela) Ramanan, Assistant professor
Mr. Jorick Houtkamp, lecturer SBI
SBI runs a bachelor’s degree program (180 EC) and a master’s degree program (120 EC) in Science, Business & Innovation. Both programs are rooted in the SBI research areas and aim to train academic professional in the field of R&D driven innovation and valorization in Life & Health and Energy & Sustainability.
Programme coordination office and student relations: M.R. (Marije) de Roos, M.Sc.
Internship and business relations office: E.H. (Els) Kroezinga.
PhD at SBI
Science, Business, Innovation Division welcomes PhD candidates to develop their research at the intersection of science, society, business and innovation. We collaborate with the Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Social Science, and School of Business and Economics in the PhD trajectory.
For more information on the conditions for PhD application, information in relation to PhD process at SBI and inquiries from our current PhD candidates please contact Sandra Hasanefendic.
Contact: Dr. Sandra Hasanefendic
To find out more about the structure of our PhD program please check the Faculty of Science dedicated webpage: PhD programmes.
Information for (international) PhD candidates on application, admittance, regulations, educational procedures, funding, accommodation and visa can be found HERE or by sending an inquiry email to the PhD team at VU International Office.