Internship | Industry-transcending innovation

The key drivers of innovation are increasingly found at the crossroads between industries. We need to improve the systematic knowledge basis for identifying synergies and conflicts that transcend multiple societal transitions


Den Haag

Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

This project involves networking within TNO to gather existing knowledge and experiences from a wide range of projects and initiatives that explore and improve transition-transcending innovations, beginning with an analysis of how existing initiatives have solved transition-transcending challenges. Subsequently, these insights will be structured in a theory-informed framework that can guide future projects.

What do we require of you?

You are in the final phase of your university master's degree in Business Administration or Strategic Innovation Management, with a strong understanding of management and organization theory, interorganizational collaboration and innovation. You have experience in interviewing for information and affinity with applied research and development. You have a broad interest, are curious and you like to take the initiative. You have an ability to make abstract ideas tangible and easy for others to understand. You are able to think analytically and articulate your line of reasoning clearly.

The exact internship assignment, internship duration and period can be determined in further consultation, so that the requirements set by the university with regard to a graduation thesis can be taken into account.

What can you expect of your work situation?

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness. 

You will work for the period of your internship in the Strategic Business Analysis department at TNO. This department focuses on bringing innovations to market, to realize sustainable societal well-being. This requires, among other things, an overview of the expected impact of an innovation and how the value that is created is distributed among the various parties involved. You will work closely with professionals with a strong drive to orchestrate multi-party collaborative innovation ecosystems.

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career; an internship gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your internship and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable internship compensation.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: David Langley
Phone number:

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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Prof. dr. ir. David Langley

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