About

With our research, we (Centre of Expertise Digital Operations & Finance) enable companies and entrepreneurs to reduce their footprint on space, materials, employees and human beings with the help of digital technology. We combine perspectives from tech and business and we mainly focus on the high-tech manufacturing industry (including agro and health), smart mobility and fintech. We develop digital technology, but also investigate its role in business operations and the value chain.

In addition, we develop education for students and employees in which the focus points are: solving issues related to sustainable development, (in)equality and digital technology. Students learn how to shape a sustainable economy through smart technology and data. Not only through education, but also by letting students participate in scientific research.

Currently, five research groups are part of Centre of Expertise Digital Operations & Finance: Change Management, Fotonica, New Finance, Smart Sensor Systems & Smart Sustainable Manufacturing. Research groups Purpose Marketing & Platform Economy will joint shortly.

Want to read more about our mission, goals and research program? Consult the summary of our multi-year plan (in Dutch).

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Projects

Projects

Integrated Reporting

Integrated Reporting

The Integrated Reporting project of the New Finance research group within the Digital Operations & Finance Centre of Expertise involves the PhD research of Egbert Willekes. In this project, the lecturer-researcher examines how companies can respond to economic, ecological and social values,  how they can show their impact on business results by using a good management and accounting system  and how they can respond to the needs of stakeholders in a more targeted way.

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KOIOS - Experimental research and development project

KOIOS - Experimental research and development project

KOIOS is an experimental research and development project to promote educational innovation and provide education, especially on FinTech technologies, to students and professionals. In addition, the project links education, research and business. The aim of KOIOS is to facilitate and promote lifelong learning, which is available to everyone thanks to the open source concept. The project originated from the blockchain minor and is a joint initiative of the New Finance research group (part of the Centre of Expertise for Digital Operations & Finance) and the Finance & Control degree programme (Faculty of BFM). KOIOS also actively cooperates with the Faculty of IT & Design.

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The Hague Student Investment Fund

The Hague Student Investment Fund

In the autumn of 2020, an enthusiastic group of students started researching the feasibility of a student investment fund at The Hague University of Applied Sciences: The Hague Student Investment Fund. They want to use the fund to invest in start-ups and scale-ups of students and alumni from The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The fund can be a hub in a network of entrepreneurs, students, the Hague region, alumni, financiers and lecturers.

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PrimaVera

PrimaVera

In the national project ‘Predictive maintenance for very effective asset management’ (PrimaVera), we are studying how we can use big data to create algorithms that predict when capital assets require maintenance. The work packages focus on three sectors: maritime, infrastructure and high-tech manufacturing.
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Reshaping Business Education

Reshaping Business Education

In the Reshaping Business Education project, we focus on a different orientation of the education and development of business students. We develop education that enables students to create businesses that are socially and environmentally sustainable and thus contribute to a fair economy.
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SMITZH: Smart Manufacturing Industrial Applications Zuid-Holland

SMITZH: Smart Manufacturing Industrial Applications Zuid-Holland

The province of Zuid-Holland is rich in manufacturing industry. Manufacturing companies that develop and sell all kinds of products with the help of technology. These companies would like to produce faster, cheaper, more durable and higher quality products, but are often unaware of contemporary, digital possibilities such as robotisation and 3D printing. SMITZH brings together supply and demand and aims to make the manufacturing industry more innovative, competitive and future-proof. The Digital Operations & Finance Centre of Expertise at The Hague University of Applied Sciences is one of the knowledge and research partners in the SMITZH consortium.

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