Operating from within my own company Luscinus since 2017, I call myself Collision Maker: facilitating collisions between specialists from the Cultural and Creative Industries with many different realms of expertise. Be it as public speaker, mentor, sparring partner or through my own projects (such as the management of a creative hub). As such, I help to release the collaborative energy needed to create the fundamental insights that will enable us to build the economic, political, ecological and societal models of tomorrow.
Graduated Master in Biochemistry, with a post-Master in Journalism and a teacher’s degree, I worked the majority of my career in the communications departments of high-tech research centers. First at imec in Leuven (Belgium), later at Holst Centre in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), where – as member of the MT – I headed the communications department. Between 2014 and 2017, I was Director of Baltan Laboratories (Eindhoven), co-founder of Creative Lab Brainport (Eindhoven), Creative Ring (international non for profit) and Creative Ring Eindhoven. Also, I was involved in a cultural startup and in an award-winning restaurant business.