Dr. ir. Smulders, F.E.H.M.

Associate Professor
Product Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship 

Biography

  • Since 2010
    Associate Professor Management & Organization:
    Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2000-2007
    Secretary to the chairman of Management Team:
    Co-responsible for finance, human resources, strategy, etc.
    Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology.
  • 1993-2010
    Assistant Professor Management & Organization:
    Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 1993-2001
    Managing Director & Senior Consultant
    Mosaic, Innovation Management Consultants
  • 1989-1993
    Consultant Innovation & Technology Management
    Innovation Consulting Group TNO & Technology Consulting Group TNO, on 50/50 basis.
  • 1988
    Project leader R&D
    ALCOA Technical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Feasibility study for new (production) technology for a new generation of aircraft materials: GLARE (Glass Reinforced Aluminum Laminate) and ARALL (Aramid Reinforced Aluminum Laminate). This new technology was based on my own invention (see list of publications).
  • 1982-1987
    Free-Lance Scientific Journalist, various technological subjects (see publications)
  • 1980-1981
    Concept engineer, Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (part of SBM-Offshore) Monaco, France. Offshore loading systems for crude oil tankers.
  • 1976-1980

Entrepreneurial activity:

  • Founder and managing director of Homework Control Company, The Hague.
  • 1976
    Internship
    IHC Werf Gusto Schiedam, The Netherlands. Ship Yard. Developing, engineering and producing offshore vessels (Drilling rigs, drill ships, Pile laying vessels, dredging vessels, etc.)

Education

  • 2006
    PhD in Innovation Technology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
    Title: Get Synchronized! Bridging the gap between Design and Volume Production
    On describing the socio-interactive process between actors in Design and in Manufacturing.
  • 1988
    Master of Science (ir.) Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 1980
    BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Specialisation / field of research

Socio-interactive processes related to Product Innovation:

  • Trans-disciplinary collaborative design
  • Front End of Discontinuous Innovation
  • Bio-inspired Industrial Design and Engineering
  • Organizational interface transitions in Open Innovation

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • Project Leadership and Project Followership
  • Corporate New Product Development
  • Technology based Entrepreneurship
  • Collaborative Business Design
  • Creative Facilitation
  • Master Graduation projects on Strategic (Product) Innovation Management

TeamWorks

Frido Smulders, Meike Brehmer, Han van der Meer
ISBN: 978 90 8150 530 7

Published in 2012



Publications

Click here for an overview of my publications