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Robin Kleer

Associate Professor of Innovation Management

Exploring connections between innovation, market structure and business models.

Robin Kleer’s research focus is technology transfer and the interdependencies of innovation, market structure and business models. He’s particularly interested in the potential of digitalisation and new production methods – such as additive manufacturing and blockchain – for more sustainable business models.

At Vlerick, he teaches on the Masters and MBA programmes. He is also responsible for our courses in innovation management, as well as technology foresight and sustainable innovation. In executive education, he teaches our Growth through Innovation programme. He’s also the programme director of the Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Masters in General Management in Leuven.

Before joining Vlerick, Robin worked as an assistant professor at RWTH Aachen University and as a professor in Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical University of Berlin. He has also taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, German University of Technology and LECG Brussels.

Who am I?

  • Associate Professor and Programme Director of Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as Masters in General Management at Vlerick Business School
  • Professor for Technology and Innovation Management at TU Berlin, Germany
  • Habilitation (Post-Doc Degree) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Doctor in Economics at the University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Degree in Business Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany 

My expertise

Sustainability

Innovation management

Open innovation

Business models

Additive manufacturing

Technology transfer

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Robin Kleer

Robin Kleer

Associate Professor of Innovation Management