Affiliate Researchers

Researchers associated with the Consortium


Arwin van Buuren is Professor of Public Administration at EUR and Academic Director of the Erasmus Governance Design Studio that highlights experimental design-oriented research in public administration. He is also Academic Director of GovernEUR, the incubator of the Department of Public Administration and Sociology, where the relation between community initiatives and governmental action stands central.


Albert Meijer is Professor of Public Management at UU and Academic Director of the Governance Lab Utrecht that specializes in innovative design in the public sector. Meijer is editor-in-chief of Information Polity and chair of the permanent study group in e-government of the European Group for Public Administration. Meijer’s research focuses on the role of technology and knowledge in the public sector, including transparency, smart cities, algorithms, and urban sustainability.


Rianne Valkenburg, PhD is Fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at TU/e, where she initiates and develops strategic and cooperative research projects in partnerships with the municipality of Eindhoven. Valkenburg is an experienced innovator and supports municipalities, organizations and companies in the design and implementation of smart city solutions.