As a research scientist, Dr Gerrit de Waal has 12 years’ experience in high-tech R&D environments. Dr Gerrit de Waal also worked as commercialisation manager of electro-optics technologies and later as general manager of a high-tech company in Malaysia. He obtained a PhD in innovation management in 2011 at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University. His current research is in the broad area of innovation management, with specific focus on frugal innovation and innovation practices in firms of all sizes.
Dr Gerrit de Waal is supervising a project in the next round.