Cees is one of the co-directors of the CFIA. He is Professor in Innovation Management and Head of the section Economics of Technology and Innovations at the Delft University of Technology. He holds a doctorate in economics (Ph.D) from the Free University Amsterdam. He worked at the University of Leiden, the Institute for Research on Public Expenditure in the Hague and as associate professor on innovation economics at Delft University of Technology.
His research focuses on:
- Determinants of responsible innovations and entrepreneurship, in the context of which he leads the Frugal Innovation in the Water and Health Sectors in East Africa project;
- Inclusive business models for frugal innovations and their role in achieving economic development in developing countries, especially Africa;
- Impact of government policy failures on environmental damage and sustainable technology development.