Dr. Frank van Rijnsoever

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Princetonlaan 8a
Kamer 7.46
3584 CB Utrecht

Dr. Frank van Rijnsoever

Associate Professor
Innovation Studies
+31 30 253 7484

I am driven by an intense curiosity about how innovation processes work. Further, I strongly believe that science has a task to share its knowledge with society, this can be done via research or education.

My work focusses on the following main areas:

  1. Behavior of firms and entrepreneurs in start-up ecosystems and innovation systems, specifically in the context of sustainable development
  2. University-industry interaction, and the role of start-ups, specifically in the context of sustainable development
  3. Education for entrepreneurship, sustainability and societal impact (change agency)

You can also find me on google-scholar




Visiting the Boji incubator in Shanghai, China

Presentation in Eindhoven

Studying successful start-ups in Sillicon Valley