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Key-note on behalf of TNO by Peter Werkhoven, Chief Science Officer of TNO

Prof. dr. Harry Garretsen: “The funding of academic research into new business models”

Prof. dr. Harry Garretsen graduated in 1987 with honours in Economics from the University of Groningen (RUG). Four years later he received his PhD from the same university with a thesis on John Maynard Keynes and modern macroeconomics. He then worked for the Dutch National Bank and, simultaneously, was an economics professor at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and Utrecht University. In 2008 he returned to the University of Groningen and has held the chair of International Economics and Business since then. From 2011 to 2016 he was dean of the Economics and Business Administration Faculty in Groningen. Since 2015 he is director of the Centre of Expertise ‘In the LEAD’ at the same faculty, studying the effectiveness of leadership with insights from economists, psychologists and management academics.

He has always actively engaged in economic policy and policy advice. He was deputy- Crown member of the Social Economic Council (SER) between 2002-2014 and was a member of the Advisory Board and an academic partner of the National Planning Bureau (CPB). He acquired management experience as dean and as member of the Supervisory Board of the Social Housing Guarantee Fund (WSW). Currently he is a member of the Bank Council, the advisory board of the Dutch National Bank. As of February 2019, he is appointed as a board member for the Social Sciences and Humanities domain at the Dutch Research Council (NWO). During the New Business Models Conference in 2020, he will address his keynote in his capacity as NWO board member.