Dr. ir. Kobus, C.B.A

Product Innovation Management


Charlotte combined working on several innovation management topics at Enexis with her PhD research at the department of Product Innovation Management of the TU Delft for several years. As a PhD researcher in design she investigated how design can encourage households to use energy more sustainably and efficiently. Recently, she started her own company in facilitating collaboration in innovation.  


  • 2011-2016
    PhD in Design and consumer research at Delft University of Technology │ Delft - the Netherlands
    Project: A switch by design. User-centred design of smart energy technologies to change habits of using energy at home
  • 2008–2010
    Master’s in Strategic Product Design at Delft University of Technology │ Delft - the Netherlands
    Project: Smart grids. Changing consumer interaction
  • 2008–2008 
    Study abroad at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia │ Valencia - Spain
  • 2004–2008 
    Bachelor’s in Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology │ Delft - the Netherlands  


  • 2016-present
    Owner TINH │Utrecht - the Netherlands
  • 2011-2016
    PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology│Delft - the Netherlands
  • 2012-2015
    Innovator at Enexis B.V.│’s-Hertogenbosch - the Netherlands
  • 2010-2012
    Management trainee at Enexis B.V.│’s-Hertogenbosch - the Netherlands

Specialisation / field of research

  • Consumer research
  • Design for sustainable behaviour
  • Energy
  • User-centred design

Lectures / coaches students on

  • Masters Graduation Project - coaching
  • Social venturing