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Ir. K.M. Brock

Kati Brock started as a doctoral candidate at the ITEM group in November 2014. Prior to that she received her MSc. (cum laude) in Innovation Management in 2014 and her BSc. in Industrial Design in 2010 from the TU Eindhoven. Her PhD thesis focuses on "Business model innovation for smart cities", which is conducted in cooperation with Philips Research and the Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI). The thesis will look more closely at how an incumbent company within the public lighting industry can innovate its business model to be successful in the emerging smart city market.
As a PhD student, Kati is supervised by prof.dr. Fred Langerak (TU/e), dr. Ksenia Podoynitsyna (TU/e), Elke den Ouden (TU/e & ILI) and ir. Dennis van de Meulenhof (Philips Research).
Among her research interests are business model innovation, incumbents, organizational learning, microfoundations, ecosystems, analogical reasoning and strategic management.


Technical University Eindhoven (2012-2014)
Master Innovation Management cum laude

Technical University Eindhoven (2010-2012)
Pre-Master Innovation Management

Technical University Eindhoven (2007-2010)
Bachelor Industrial Design

Honors & Awards

Magic WARP Award (04/2015)
Best research proposal

Best MPD Business Case (01/2013)
Best business case for a new product

DSM Award (01/2012)
Best design-based project

Brainsaward (2009)
Livability price for the project "The improvement of hearing"


Brock, Podoynitsyna & den Ouden (2015). Nieuwe wegen naar innovatieve businessmodellen in openbare verlichting. Holland Management Review, accepted

Reymen, Brock, van Leuven, Podoynitsyna & Dolmans (2013). Business models for growth. (Internal Report). Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 59 pp.


For more information on Kati Brock, please visit the TU/e website.




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