Thomas Thijssens was the operations manager of NSI. Next to the day-to-day operations of the network, one of his main responsibilities was to develop NSI’s interface and accelerator roles regarding social innovation research to the context of the Province of Limburg. As part of the Accelerator Agenda (“Versnellingsagenda”) of the Province, he functioned as a liaison officer between the parties involved in social innovation research (such as companies, governments, and educational and research institutes) in Limburg.
Thomas has worked for several years in academia as well as business. He holds a PhD from Maastricht University. His reserach mainly focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting.