Nils Walravens

Nils Walravens
Researcher
Nils Walravens graduated cum laude as Master in Communication Sciences at the Free University of Brussels in July 2007 with a thesis on the introduction of High Definition Television in Flanders, from a political economy perspective. During his studies he undertook two internships: one as a research and production assistent with Flemish public broadcaster VRT and the second at the press department of Alfacam/Euro1080, an HDTV-pioneer in Europe.

Nils started working for SMIT in August of 2007 as a researcher in the Media, Market & Innovation cluster. His main expertise is in the field of business modelling research in both the mobile and media industries and he has been involved in short-running consultancy assignments, national iMinds-projects and European-level FP6 and FP7 Integrated Projects. He has experience in the mobile services domain, on high definition television and digital television business aspects, digital news and e-reading, and platformisation in the media and mobile industry.

In 2011, Nils started working on a 4-year Prospective Research for Brussels project, funded by Innoviris and the Brussels Capital Region. The aim of the project is to define policy recommendations related to business models and platformisation of mobile city services, in the context of the ever-evolving mobile sector.


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Organisation Project Publication
Firing Up the City? A Smart City Living Lab Methodology (2014)

MWC: HP kondigt de TouchPad aan (2011)

MWC: Hands-on met de Blackberry Playbook (2011)

Digitale cinema in Vlaanderen (2011)

MWC: 'iPhone 4 beste mobiel toestel' (2011)

MWC: Veel lawaai in een kleine verpakking (2011)

Smart Cities - Economic, Social and Privacy Implications (2011)

MWC: Overal Androids (2011)

MWC: Tablet, tabletter, tabletst (2011)

MWC: Hands-on met de Sony Xperia Play (2011)

MWC: Hands-on met de Samsung Galaxy S II (2011)

MWC: Hands-on met de LG Optimus 3D (2011)

The Changing Face of Online News: Business Model Analysis of Four Belgian Cases in the Digital News Industry (2010)

"How about an App Store?": Enablers and Constraints in Platform Strategies for Mobile Network Operators (2010)

From high hopes to high deficit and back: A historic overview of Europe's HDTV policy and reflections towards the future of HDTV (2010)

The Reconfiguration of Mobile Service Provision: Towards Platform Business Models (2010)

De toekomstige plaats en rol van de openbare omroep in Vlaanderen: een stakeholderbevraging. (2010)

IPTS MCI Deliverable 2.2: Historical overview of the European Media and Content Industries (2010)

Businesstrends in digitaal uitgeven (2009)

A typology of Business Models for Mobile Service Platforms (2009)

Towards a New Typology for Mobile Platforms: Validation Through Case Study Analysis (2009)

From High Hopes to High Deficit and Back: A Historic Overview of Europe's HDTV Policy and Reflections Towards the Future of HDTV. Paper accepted to the EuroITV 2009 Conference (2009)

VEP: Studie digitaal platform voor e-boeken in Vlaanderen in opdracht van Bibnet (2009)

e-publishing Trends: Digitaal uitgeven in perspectief (2009)

From High hopes to High Deficit and Back: A historic Overview of Europe's HDTV Policy and Reflections Towards the Future of HDTV (2009)

Competing Platform Models for Mobile Service Delivery: the Importance of Gatekeeper Roles. Paper ICMB 2008 Conference (2008)

Structural and Quantitative Evaluation of Multi-Actor Business Models for Mobile Service Platforms. Paper presentation ICT Mobile & Wireless Summit (2008)

Revised business analysis and models, SPICE Deliverable D1.7, delivered to the EC (2008)