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Theme: Breaking barriers

This event occurred on
April 28, 2016
3:00pm - 9:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Enschede, Overijssel

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De Veldmaat 5
Enschede, Overijssel, 7522NM
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Alireza Rohani

Alireza recently obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Twente. After achieving this he got into a depression, which he overcame. Currently Alireza fulfills a postdoc position at the University of Twente.

Jan van Veldhuizen

Leadership coach
Jan van Veldhuizen is an executive coach. In his professional career, he has the goal to help leaders make work fun and fulfilling for their teams. He does that by creating personal and open leadership.

Jasper Driessens

Entrepeneurial student
Jasper Driessens is a former board member of the Student Union at the University of Twente. During his board year he founded the Dutch Student Investment Fund and the student entrepreneurs association Hardstart.

Jeroen Mulder

Communication Science Student
Jeroen Mulder is a student in communication sciences at the University of Twente. Next to that, he is engaged in Contramime, in which he entertains people with cabaret together with his fellow students.

Juan Manuel Jauregui Becker

Assistant professor in Design, Production and Managemnt
Juan Jauregui Becker is an assistant professor in the laboratory of Design, Production and Management at the University of Twente. Born in Venezuela, he was one of the first international master students in Mechanical Engineering at the UT. Next to his professional career, Juan is involved in supporting innovators in their product development process in Mexico and Columbia.

Katja Staartjes

Climber/Corporate coach
Katja Staartjes was the first Dutch woman to climb Mount Everest (8848 m) and has ascended several other mountain giants. She completed the Great Himalaya Trail, a journey of 2000 kilometres through the Himalayas. She shares her knowledge in the corporate world and has written 3 books about her adventures.

Kitty Nijmeijer

Professor Membrane Materials and Processes
Prof. dr. Kitty Nijmeijer is professor Membrane Materials and Processes at Eindhoven University of Technology. She has extensive experience in the development and application of membranes (filters) for the purification of water to produce clean water and for the generation of sustainable energy from sea and river water. With her work she wants to inspire people to contribute to a social and sustainable world.

Koen Brouwer

Koen Brouwer is a singer, entrepreneur, composer, surviver, host of Holland and many other things. In his professional career, he is always searching for balance and he finds this in all the things he does together at once. Koen is singer in the band JULIUS, winner of the Serious Talent 3FM award in 2014.

Maarten van Poppelen

Student Mechanical Engineering
Maarten van Poppelen is a student in mechanical engineering at the University of Twente. Last year, he was part of Solar Team Twente, a team that showed an incredible performance in the World Solar Challenge in Australia. Solar Team Twente took the second place by finishing only 3.5 minutes later than the winners. Furthermore, Solar Team Twente won the Innovation Award.

Max Welling

Profesor of machine learning
Max Welling is full professor of machine learning at the University of Amsterdam, and fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He directs AMLAB (Amsterdam Machine Learning LAB) and co-directs QUVA Lab (Qualcomm-UvA Lab), both specialized in deep learning.

Mechteld Karlien de Jongh

Mechteld Karlien de Jongh is a harpist. She plays at very different stage, from the ‘Zwarte Cross’ to meditative sessions. She plays in line with the moment.

Paul Adamson

Trainer, Keynote Speaker & Thought Leader
Paul Adamson became a professional sailor at the age of 18. He now uses the concepts in leadership, self development and success that he developed during his time at yachts in the training programs he provides.

Tom van Dijk

Business consultant
Tom van Dijk is a Business Consultant who helps large companies innovate. Over the last 3 years he invested 4252 hours in the ultimate solution for behavioral change: Gamification. He discovered that people are willing to change, as long as you give them ‘the right’ motivation to change. Tom published his insight academically, spoke on numerous conferences and drives a movement.. to make our world more motivated and more fun.

Wil Konings

Healthcare entrepeneur
Wil Konings is a healthcare entrepeneur. She has a great drive to upgrade healthcare systems to great healtcare systems for all patients. Wil achieves this goal through writing, speaking, coaching and consulting.

Yamini Singh

Urban planner & Consultant
Yamini Singh is an urban planner. She has worked the past 13 years in corporate, government and research sector in India and the Netherlands and has recently completed her Doctorate. She is now busy setting up her own consultancy firm.

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