The evolution of IDE’s DNA over 25 years

17 June 2019 16:30 till 18:00 - Location: IDE Arena - By: Communication

On the occasion of working for 25 years at IDE - half its existence - Frido Smulders will sketch the evolution of the IDE domain from two perspectives: inside-out and outside-in. How does IDE’s DNA fit the new world? His talk will be Monday 17 June at 16:30 in the IDE Arena.

After a career in industry as innovation management consultant, Frido Smulders joined the IDE faculty close to its 25 year’s jubilee. He became assistant professor innovation management within the PIM department on a part-time basis. To stay in touch with industry he founded his private consultancy at the same time. Over the past 25 years, Frido contributed to educational reforms, research programmes, educational programmes, assessments, courses, management, finance and recruitment. Education, valorisation & research and combinations thereof. His close collaboration with industry in education and research deepened his theoretical understanding on design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Being 25 years at IDE and IDE existing for 50 years forms a perfect occasion to share his thoughts and insights on the evolution of IDE’s DNA and explore how this DNA matches current needs in industry.