Think Tank

NSI will periodically consult with a think tank consisting of key members of the business community as well as education and governmental institutions. The aim is to identify and develop topical and relevant research questions that will play an important role in shaping NSI research.

  • The seventeenth Think tank meeting was held on 15 May 2017. The topic of this meeting was Strengthening ecosystem vocational schools (MBO). A report of this meeting can be found here.
    The sixteenth Think tank meeting was held on 21 November 2016 at Maastricht University. The topic of this meeting was: “How to determine the impact of public policy: training vouchers”. A report of this meeting can be found here.
  • The fifteenth Think tank meeting was held on 23 May 2016 at Maastricht University. The topic of the meeting was Sustainable employability. Click for the presentation of Murk Peutz, Fred Zijlstra and Annette van Waning. A report of this meeting can be found here.
  • The fourteenth Think tank meeting, which was held on 30 November 2015 at Maastricht University, discussed the topic Perspectives for early school-leavers. Click for the presentation of Christoph Meng, Gert Enning and Theo Schuyt. A report of this meeting can be found here.
    The thirteenth Think tank meeting, which was held 0n 20 May 2015 at Maastricht University, discussed the topic Impact Investment. A report of this meeting can be found here. Click for the presentation of Paul Iske and Theo Schuyt.
  • The twelfth Think tank meeting, which was held on 17 November 2014 at Maastricht University, discussed the topic Cooperate in the chain between campuses and the SME. A report of this meeting can be found here. Click for the presentation of Frank Rozemeijer and Archi Leenaers.
  • The eleventh Think tank meeting, which was held on 13 May 2014 at Maastricht University, discussed the topic Dejuvenation and aging, Curse or blessing? A report of this meeting can be found here. Click for the presentation of Annette van Waning and Frank Cörvers. Click for a short movie of Vebego “Kansen voor jongeren”.
  • The tenth Think tank meeting, which was held on 13 November 2013 at Maastricht University, discussed the topic Social Innovation in Limburg 2013. A report of this meeting can be found here.
  • The ninth Think tank meeting, which was held on 16 May 2013 at Maastricht University, discussed the topic Employability of people over 45. A report of this meeting can be found here. Click for the presentation of Andries de Grip and Jef Pleumeekers.
  • The eighth Think tank meeting, which was held on 14 November 2012 at Maastricht University, discussed the topic Open Innovation at Chemelot. A report of this meeting can be found here. The presentation of Frank Schaap can be found here.
  • The seventh Think tank meeting, which was held on 29 March 2012 at Dolmans Landscaping Group, discussed the topic Reintegration. A report of this meeting can be found here. The presentation of Erwin Janssen and Roelf Schuiling can be found here and the presentation of Frank Cörvers here.
  • The sixth Think tank meeting, which was held on 21 November 2011 at Maastricht University, discussed the topic Education in Limburg. A detailed report of this meeting can be found here.
  • The fifth Think tank meeting, which was held on 31 March 2011 at BioPartner Center Maastricht, discussed the topic The Entrepreneurial Orientation. A detailed report of this meeting can be found here.
  • The fourth Think tank meeting, which was held on 26 October 2010 at the Service Science Factory, discussed the topic Service Innovation. The presentation of Jos Lemmink can be found here. A detailed report of this meeting can be found here.
  • The third Think tank meeting, which was held on 25 March 2010, discussed the topic Lifelong Learning. The presentation of Andries de Grip can be found here. A more detailed report of this meeting can be found here.
  • The second Think tank meeting, which was held on 26 November 2009, discussed the topic Open Innovation. The presentation of Geert Duysters can be found here. The press release can be found here, and a more detailed report of this meeting can be found here.
  • The first Think tank meeting was held on 13 January 2009. A report of this meeting can be found here.

The Think tank consists of the following persons

Theo van ballegooy_zw Theo van Ballegooy
Board secretary Stichting Elisabeth Strouven
Maurice Benneker_zwartwit Maurice Benneker
Business & Marketing Manager Volta Limburg
Rob de Bie_zwartwit Rob de Bie
Director of education for Health & Prof of Physiotherapy Research Maastricht University
 Nick Bos_zwartwit Nick Bos
Vice-President Maastricht University
Gert Enning_zwartwit Gert Enning
Secretary region South East Netherlands Koninklijke Metaalunie
 Math Jongen_zwartwit Math Jongen
Head of Strategy Municipality of Maastricht
Jos Kusters_zwartwit Jos Kusters
Chair of the Board of ROC Leeuwenborgh
Archi Leenaers_zwartwit Archi Leenaers
President Anatech B.V.
Dik Mol_zwartwit Dik Mol
Chairman of the Board of Elisabeth Strouven foundation
Murk Peutz_zwartwit Murk Peutz
Director Syntens South Netherlands
Pleumeekers jef_zwartwit Jef Pleumeekers
Chair VWL Samenwerkend Limburg
 Paul Rinkens_2 Paul Rinkens
Creapreneur
Eric Schlosser_zwartwit Eric Schlösser
Managing partner IBC
Jos Schneiders_zwartwit Jos Schneiders
Former Director DSM Netherlands
Jol Stoffers
Professor of Employability (lector) at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (Faculty of Management & Law)
Theo Thuis_zwartwit Theo Thuis
Chief Operating Officer Q Park NV
 Servi Verstappen_zwartwit Servi Verstappen
Cluster manager Economics and Innovation Province of Limburg
Annette van Waning Annette van Waning
CSR Manager | Manager Vebego Foundation
Vebego International BV
gerben-willemsen_2 Gerben Willemsen
Director Sales Excellence
Berner