Doctor in economics and business management since 2009, Nathalie Crutzen is a teacher of strategy, performance and sustainability management at HEC Liège (Management School of the University of Liège). In 2015, she founded the Smart City Institute in partnership with some private companies and with the Walloon Region.
Nathalie Crutzen has developed her expertise in the following fields: strategic management, control of management, innovation, sustainability and “smart cities”. She oversees diverse academical activities (teaching; theses and doctoral theses follow-up; scientific and applied publications) and has developed an international network related to these themes. She is, for instance, visiting professor at the Rennes Business School (France) and research fellow at the Center for Sustainability Management of the Leuphana University of Luneburg (Germany). Moreover, she is engaged in many projects on topics such as “sustainable and intelligent territories” with Walloon, Belgian and international ecosystems.