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Maka De Lameillieure, PhD

Maka De Lameillieure, PhD

Function Director Competence Centers


  • Innovation Management
  • Product and service development
  • Experience Research and analytics
  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation governance

Maka De Lameilleure graduated as a civil engineer (electrical engineering) from the Technical University Dresden (DE) and the Georgian Technical University (GE). She started her career at the Technical University of Berlin (DE) and worked on her PhD in the domain of Synthetic Stereoscopics at the Heinrich Hertz Institute (the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft) in Berlin (1990-1999). Within the framework of her PhD, Maka researched quality perception among consumers and the connection between technology, customer and user experience.

In 1998 Maka switched her academic career for a career in the design industry and she started the Video & Audio Perception group within the R&D department of Philips High End TV in Bruges (BE), Knoxville (US) and Singapore.

In 2007 she co-founded Flanders Inshape. In this competence center concerning product development and industrial design she became the first employee and general director. With her team and stakeholders, she built up a research portfolio of more than 45 (research) projects on methodology of User Centered Innovation, Experience Design, Service Design, Design Thinking, Innovation Management, Business Transformation and Business Modelling.