Bert Stuij is Vice President Innovation at EDI, Manager National Programmes / Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). In his career Bert has been responsible for a wide rage of programmes in the fields of renewable energy, energy innovation, energy transition, carbon capture and storage, biobased economy and gas and he is managing a team of 100 professionals. As Program Director and founder of the Executive Programme Energy Transition and Innovation, Bert guarantees the high standard quality of the programme.
Prof. Marko Hekkert is head of Innovation Studies at the University of Utrecht for the faculty of Geosciences. He studies the dynamics of emerging technological fields. His focus areas are Earth and Sustainability and Institutions. Furthermore he is known for his many publications.
Elmer de Boer is Manager Ideation at Eneco Innovation & Ventures, where is responsible for creating opportunities for startups & Eneco Group to work together on sustainable energy for everyone. The covered business areas are: smart cities, smart homes, smart buildings, smart mobility, solar & storage, flex & smart grids and sustainable heating. Eneco is one of the most innovative energy companies in the Netherlands. Elmer de Boer has been a regular lecturer in a range of EDI’s course.
Jacques de Swart is professor of applied mathematics at Nyenrode Business University. Jacques teaches courses within the scope of Accounting, Controlling and Credit Rating at Nyenrode Business University and New Business School Amsterdam. He executes research on risk quantification and risk equalisation in applied mathematics. His chair at Nyenrode Business Universiteit is sponsored by PwC. Jacques works there as a consultant in the Advisory Group.
Rik W. De Doncker is Director of the E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC), RWTH Aachen University since 2006. After holding several academic positions in the US, he in 1996 joined the Aachen University of Technology. He has received a number of awards for his work. The most recent being the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award (2013).