PhD candidate Martina Čaić’s research in Dutch and Portuguese hospitals could help engineers and roboticists build better ‘socially assistive’ robots that will one day help carers and families look after the elderly.
The Thesis Internship Programme (TIP) allows master’s students to combine a part-time internship with writing their thesis, which benefits both the participating student and company.
SBE graduate Nick Ummels participated in the Thesis-Internship Programme (TIP) while completing his Masters in International Business. During this programme, a
In July 2016 the Service Science Factory (SSF) had the pleasure of hosting a summer school on Service Design & Innovation for international students who came to Maastricht to learn more about service design thinking and its tools. Design Thinking is an approach used to address complex challenges by “looking through the eyes of their users” and creatively prototyping new offers with a human-centred focus.
Last month, thesis awards of 2,0000 euro were presented to students who had written a thesis on an Internet-related topic. Among the winners was Katharina Schmitz, PhD candidate at SBE, whose thesis examined the appeal of interactive pension planners. Schmitz was given her award by Pim van der Feltz,CEO Google Benelux.
Service Science Factory (SSF) conducts international consultancy projects to foster business development through services innovation. This article describes a successful project SSF conducted for Puratos, an innovative, Belgian multinational company in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients.
Maastricht-based company Greentom, producer of the greenest stroller on the planet, recently worked together with Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE) students participating in a marketing management course.The students put their marketing knowledge to the test by working on real-life cases for local companies.
Henkel visited Maastricht in February for a full-day workshop with the first group of students in the new Emerging Markets specialisation. Henkel’s SBE ambassador Marco Hartmann, Manager in their Corporate Finance unit, started off the day with an overview presentation of Henkel and the continuous enlargement of its business in emerging markets.
The founders of the Maastricht-based craft beer shop The Hoppy Brothers understand that students know beer. To help achieve their mission to “bring together beer lovers like you with the world’s best craft beers,” the company recently reached out to Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE) students for some input. The students looked into the marketing opportunities of the local company in a Marketing Management course and learned what it takes to master the art of marketing.
Throughout his more than 35 years at DSM, Rob Kirschbaum has witnessed the radical evolution of the now multinational company from its coal-mining roots to a life and materials science firm. He has taken active part in this change, holding several business development functions over the years. Until 2015, he has served as the vice president of open innovation.