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MSM & Het Waterschapshuis Establish a Doctoral Position in Innovation Procurement

7 March 2017

MSM & Het Waterschapshuis Establish a Doctoral Position in Innovation Procurement  

Maastricht School of Management and Het Waterschapshuis have  concluded an agreement where Het Waterschapshuis will sponsor a doctoral position at Maastricht School of Management (MSM).

The position was motivated by Het Waterschapshuis’ intention to increase its internal capacity and improve its implementation of innovative information and communication technologies (ICT), related procurement and contracting. Central to these improvements is a greater understanding of the economic aspects European ICT procurement practices, policies and legislation.


(From left to right: Mr Gerard Smits, director of Het Waterschapshuis; Dr Anne Rainville, Vtrek and MSM; Prof Wim Naudé, Dean of MSM; and Mr Stephan Corvers of Corvers Commercial and Legal Affairs)

The prospective doctoral candidate will work at MSM within the recently established Corvers Chair in Innovation Procurement. The Chair is a growing team under academic leadership of Professor Nicola Dimitri and supported by research fellows Dr. Anne Rainville and Dr. Ramona Apostol. The doctoral candidate will work closely with the Chair, and the team from Corvers Commercial and Legal Affairs and Vtrek.

Het Waterschapshuis is the project implementation agency for the Netherlands’ Water Boards in the area of ICT. The Water Boards are regional government bodies responsible for management of water quality, sewage, and related infrastructure in the Netherlands.

The call for interested candidates will be posted soon.