Dr Wouter Boon
Wouter Boon is assistant professor in Innovation and life sciences. His research in the field of innovation studies focuses on the dynamics and governance of emerging technologies in science-based sectors, such as life sciences and healthcare. The theoretical focus of his work is on the role of user innovations, user-producer interactions, regulation and knowledge production in emerging technology fields. In this context he conducted research projects on governance of emerging health technologies (e.g. on the future of genetic testing), technology transfer practices in academic hospitals, regulation of pharmaceutical and medical device products (e.g. reimbursement and pharmacovigilance), patient participation in innovation processes, and public-private partnerships in R&D programmes aimed at the grand challenges. He teaches, amongst others, courses about management of life sciences innovations and sustainable drug development.