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Dr. M. Talmar



At the ITEM group, Madis started as a PhD student in autumn 2013. Prior to that, he worked as a international marketing manager for a small manufacturing company and was engaged with two startup companies. In his home country of Estonia, he has consulted and trained several top companies and written about 25 articles for the local management journal Director. Madis has also worked as a teacher of economics and entrepreneurship at the high school level for 5 years. He has supervised a total of 50 student theses at the high school and bachelor level.

His previous education is in business studies from Tallinn University of Technology (cum laude MA; cum laude BA) and from Lahti University of Applied Sciences (BA).

At TU/e, Madis is researching how members of business ecosystems create alignment between themselves and with their broader environment. This research predominantly takes place within the field of sustainable energy business. As a PhD student, Madis is supervised by prof. Sjoerd Romme (TU/e), prof. Jan Holmström (Aalto) and Bob Walrave (TU/e)

Research interests:

·         Business ecosystems

·         Networked business models

·         Business model innovation

·         Sustainable energy business

·         Inter-organizational cooperation

Looking for cooperation

Within his research, Madis is looking to cooperate with sustainable energy firms who are developing and commercializing their technology together with other companies/institutions. 

Conference presentations

Walrave et al. (2014) Technology ventures and their business ecosystem: a systemic framework (EGOS annual conference 2014, Erasmus Rotterdam University, July 3-5, 2014)

Walrave et al. (2013) Technology ventures and their ecosystem within the sociotechnical settings: A systemic framework (First International Entrepreneurship Exemplars Conference, University of Catania, May 23-25 2013)


TU/e - Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship, co-lecturer

TU/e - Strategy and technology management, co-lecturer

Other activities

At TU/e Madis plays for the student volleyball club Hajraa. He enjoys kitesurfing, webdesign, reading and investing.

In the office

Every workday from 10.00-18.00

Personal motto

Diversity in everything

For more information on Madis Talmar, please visit the TU/e website.




Visiting address secretarial office
Frederieke Baas-Kappe (secretary)
Bianca van Broeckhoven (secretary)
Freke Sens (secretary)

De Zaale
Atlas, 6th floor room 6.401

Postal Address
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Phone: + 31 40 247 2170