For her PhD research, Renée studies social innovation and its antecedents, with a specific focus on innovative human resource practices in the port of Rotterdam. As Europe’s largest port and industrial complex with many sectors and business activities, the port of Rotterdam is an unique context to study. Her research is part of the SmartPort cooperation between the Port of Rotterdam authority, the municipality of Rotterdam and Deltalinqs. Before her PhD, she worked as a junior researcher at the Faculty of Policy and Management Health Care (iBMG) of the Erasmus University. There she worked on a project at the Erasmus MC on strategic cooperation in care, with special attention to the optimal positioning of the medical center in the region. Renee has obtained her master's degree in Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and a bachelor's degree in International Business Administration.