(Kortcyclisch) Innoveren Binnen Defensie: RAS-Casus

December 6th 2020 - 12:00

Deze notitie is opgesteld in het kader van het project Militaire toepassing van robot- en autonome systemen (RAS) dat het Den Haag Centrum voor Strategische Studies (HCSS) uitvoert voor het Commando Landstrijdkrachten. Het onderwerp is het proces van innoveren, en in het bijzonder kortcyclisch innoveren. In deze notitie kijken Frank Bekkers, Patrick Bolder en Michel Rademaker hoe innovatie binnen de defensieorganisatie vorm c.q. kan of moet krijgen, welke mogelijkheden en drempels daarbij optreden, en hoe deze mogelijkheden te benutten en drempels te slechten.

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Frank Bekkers is Director of the Security Program. He studied Applied Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam and spent most of his career at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), specializing in the area of Defence, Safety & Security. At TNO, he held a range of positions, including program manager, senior research scientist, group manager and account director. From 1996-1997, he worked as program manager for Call Media and Intelligent Networks for the telecom company KPN. His current position at HCSS combines shaping HCSS’s portfolio concerning defense and security-related projects with hands-on participation in a number of key projects.
Patrick Bolder is an officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Since January 2019 he is seconded to The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. His expertise lies in all Defence matters, with a focus on Military Space, Unmanned systems, European Defence issues and Nuclear Policy.
Michel Rademaker is the deputy Director of HCSS. He has fifteen years of hands-on experience as an officer in The Royal Netherlands Army, where he held various military operational and staff posts and also served a term in former Yugoslavia. He has a masters degree obtained at the University of Tilburg. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Rademaker went on to work at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as a project and program manager and senior policy advisor on security topics for ten years. Eg. as NATO RTO project leader, he and his team developed serious gaming assessment methods and conducted several assessments of security technologies, and worked on numerous strategic security topics.