Roland Ortt

Roland Ortt

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


Roland J. Ortt (1964) is Associate Professor of Innovation management and Entrepreneurship at Delft University of Technology. Before joining the faculty of Technology Policy and Management (TPM) Roland Ortt worked as project manager and R&D manager for KPN research, the R&D lab of a Dutch telecommunication company. Roland is director of Interfaculty Education in TPM and research dean of the European NiTiM network of researchers in innovation and technology management.

Roland’s research interests are the development, commercialization and diffusion of radically new high-tech products and systems. His research focuses on three questions: (1) How long does is take from invention to large-scale diffusion for these products? (2) What are the actors and factors that explain (or predict) the time-period between invention and large-scale diffusion? (3) What are the strategies that companies can adopt to commercialize their high-tech products? Roland has won four best paper awards.

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Panel Discussion: Management of Technology in a Post-Digital World

  • 15 September, 2020
  • 14:30 - 15:30
  • Main Room