Our National Lead for The Netherlands
Meet Erik, our National Lead for The Netherlands!
This year the Dutch competition is Organized in combination with ‘DORP’ at the ‘Welcome to the Village Festival’ in close collaboration with INNOFEST.
Watch a promotional video Below, or check out their flyer
What is your background?
Through my studies in Science & Innovation Management at Utrecht University I was first involved with Climate-KIC Entrepreneurship. As an alumni student of the Education pillar I’ve been actively involved with supporting cleantech start-ups. I am passionate about the subject.
Why did you become a country lead?
The ClimateLaunchpad competition helps us reach out to, and support (future) entrepreneurs. I like to be part of a programme with real impact.
Why do you think this competition is so important?
You never know who will come up with the next brilliant climate idea. Organisations like Climate-KIC and the ClimateLaunchpad competition make a real difference.
How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?
At Climate-KIC we support start-ups in our Accelerator programme. It’s the rock solid 18-month program where great ideas grow into great businesses.