Dr. Ir. Rianne Valkenburg is professor Designerly Innovation at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 2009. She has a background in Industrial Design Engineering from TUDelft and worked in innovation for all of her professional life. She has always combined a scientific career with a professional workplace and therefore built experience in innovating in different roles and from different perspectives, such as integrative product development, human-centered innovation, participative innovation and open innovation. She knows (new) scientific insights in the field of knowledge and is able to translate these into practical approaches for organisations.
Rianne Valkenburg is also co-founder and value producer of LightHouse/solution partner of the Intelligent Lighting Institute of TU/e. In LightHouse she initiates and facilitates applied research projects for and with municipalities and organization in becoming smart cities through the realization of smart lighting solutions.