Owner of Meminder BV
According to the the World Health Organization, therapy malcompliance is the largest problem in healthcare. The Meminder is a system to remind patients when to take their medication. At the AMC Expert Meeting this idea won the Pontes Medical Best Company Pitch Award 2014 and the plan reached the top 10 of the NewVenture business plan contest 2014 in the category MedTech.
2014 - Present
Chairman of the FoodFactory Foundation
The FoodFactory concept is based on my idea that farming insects for food is an outstanding way to alleviate hunger in developing countries. This idea was my winning entry for TNO's Not Invented Yet 2007 contest, a contest for inventions with the potential to change the future in a positive way. The FoodFactory Foundation is part of a team led by TNO which is currently developing insect farms in Western Kenya and Uganda
2008 - 2014
Owner Inivention BV
IniVention is a company specialized in developing innovative solutions. Examples are an automatic bicycle transmission, 3D photography, an innovative laptop hinge design, the ChillBoat, and the Meminder, . I have several patents granted (Patents: US 8,326,574 B2 & EP 09075133).
2007 - Present
Out of the box thinking
M.A. Social Science & Informatics (SWI)
University of Amsterdam