Industry Cooperation

We believe a participant centric organization is the key to success. We closely cooperate with industry partners from the pension sector, applying academic methods and insights to our partners’ business challenges.

Applied Research

Applied research projects focus on a particular strategic or operative challenge faced by a partner. We apply rigorous academic methods to real world problems. We create knowledge and find solutions based on qualitative interviews, lab and field experiments, surveys and administrative data.

Our projects range from 8 weeks to 4 years and are customized to the specific problems at hand. Small projects, six-months in duration, pair an industry partner with a Master Thesis student. Larger projects of up to four years in length involve a research team including professors and PhD students. Projects requiring interdisciplinary expertise and the design of new service concepts bring in Maastricht University’s Service Science Factory. The latter are usually 8 – 12 weeks in duration.

Our industry partners include:

ActuIT, Aegon, APG, NEST, PGGM, Pensioenfonds Detailhandel

Executive Training and Workshops

Sharing our knowledge is best done face-to-face via activities such as workshops, round tables, study days, tailored executive training sessions and fully-fledged programs in cooperation with Maastricht University’s Postgraduate Education (PGE).