Mission & Vision
Kenedict focuses on advisory and research in R&D and Innovation. Utilizing a network perspective, Kenedict is convinced that any R&D organisation can benefit greatly from a renewed look on both internal and external innovative activity.
Kenedict’s mission is to significantly improve private and public Research & Development organisations’ decision-making by ensuring day-to-day usage of a social network perspective in the areas of Open Innovation, Competitive Intelligence, Human Resource Management and R&D Policy.
Kenedict’s vision is therefore to enable every Research & Development organisation, either private or public, large or small, to utilize a social network perspective to significantly improve its overall decision-making and thereby achieve tangible benefits.
Founder and history
Kenedict was founded by André Vermeij, a technology, R&D and network analysis enthusiast from the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He founded Kenedict based on his sincere belief that organisations can and should leverage a network perspective to make better informed management decisions.
Years ago, André was introduced to R&D network analysis while finalizing a paper on innovation dynamics in the solar photovoltaic industry. Next to the academic relevance of the topic, he started to see that a network view on innovation also has very tangible practical applications for any organisation focusing on Research and Development. After gaining significant advisory experience in various technology-driven industries at a leading consultancy for several years, he founded Kenedict in 2013 to allow any R&D-focused organisation to fully benefit from the application of network analytics. André holds Master’s degrees in Strategic Management and Organisation Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tilburg University, the Netherlands.