Steven Dhondt

Steven Dhondt

Senior Research Scientist, Professor, TNO - Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research


Steven Dhondt is a senior researcher at TNO and visiting professor at the KU Leuven (Belgium). His main focus is on the impacts of the newest technologies on organisational and work practices. He coordinates at TNO the Smart Working-research programme, developing insights on the impacts of robotics and digitization on organisational practices. You can hear in the press a lot about the platform economy, cobotisation of industry and other new developments in the Dutch economy: most of this research is connected to the work of Steven and his team. Next to his research work, he has been pushing since 2013 the European learning network on Workplace Innovation (EUWIN). He is now supporting the initiatives of the European Commission on Industry 5.0, making European companies more sustainable. Within TNO and KU Leuven, he is responsible for the multi-annual projects H2020 Beyond4.0, H2020 GI-NI, HorizonEurope BRIDGES 5.0 and HorizonEurope SEISMEC projects.

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Digitalization, Health, Just transition, Private Sector

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