Derk is an experienced senior with a track record in client management, innovation, marketing & communication. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Technology, Digital, Strategy, Innovation, Integrated Marketing and Concept Development. Derk is an innovation expert and Technology Transfer Broker for ESA, He is involved in a wide variety of industries and innovation challenges. Next to understanding the technical challenges, he knows how important the right team, user insights and market approach is. Setting up and coaching the right team to create a successful innovation is what he really likes doing.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.