dr. Dimitri Schuurman

Affiliated member at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.

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Open innovation
User innovation
Living labs
Innovation management


Dimitri Schuurman is Competence Manager Business & Domain Expertise at imec and affiliated with the imec research group mict at Ghent University in Belgium. He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from Ghent University.

Together with his imec colleagues, Dimitri developed a specific living lab offering targeted at entrepreneurs in which he has managed over 100 innovation projects. Dimitri is responsible for the methodology and academic valorization of these living lab projects and coordinates a dynamic team of living lab researchers. His main interests and research topics are situated in the domains of open innovation, user innovation, and innovation management.

His PhD thesis was entitled Bridging the Gap between Open and User Innovation? Exploring the Value of Living Labs as a Means to Structure User Contribution and Manage Distributed Innovation.