Joost Helms

EIPO Co-founder & Director

Expert on open innovation and triple helix collaboration, founder of Eindhoven Academy institute for leadership in Brainport, former vice mayor of City of Eindhoven, public speaker, strategist, analyst, science & technology, marketing and branding specialist.

Peter Portheine

EIPO Co-founder & Director

Expert on smart cities and circular economy, managing director Brainport Smart District, former member of provincial government of North Brabant, public speaker, visionair, strong leader, entrepreneurship, project management and investment specialist.

Alexander Schmidt

Smart City Implementation Specialist

BABLE Smart Cities – Expert on European smart cities and urban solutions, former Fraunhofer research society, master planner, trainer, facilitator, team player, platform, digitalization and smart city implementation specialist.

Edgar van Leest

Ecosystem Strategies Expert

Strategy Unit – Expert on ecosystem strategies, former strategy director Brainport Development, strategic consulting, public-private collaboration, strategy formulation and roadmap development, lobby/public affairs specialist.

Arjen petersen

Architect & Master Planner

SUAR – Architect and master planner, expert on urban planning and campus masterplan development, creative mind, feasibility studies, conceptual design, working with real estate developers, governments and high tech companies.

Pam Portheine

Social Geography & Urban Planning Expert

Bureau FRANKEN – Board member of EHVXL, expert on social geography and urban planning, citizen participation and citizen engagement, transformations, redevelopment of monuments and (cultural) heritage.

Gretel Schaj

Data & Governance Specialist

Bable smart cities РSenior smart cities consultant, Iberia lead, project implementation support, scoping, market consultation, procurement, capacity building, specialized in organizational and governance aspects, digital transformations, data economy in cities.

John Blankendael

High-Tech Supply Chain Expert

Brainport Industries – Expert on high-tech manufacturing and global (open) supply chain models, former Brabant Development Agency, works on collaborative projects and programs related to industry, technology, innovation and people.

Hans Duisters

High-Tech Investment Expert

Sioux Technologies Asia – Expert in high-tech manufacturing and software development, entrepreneur, investor, founder of Brainport Industries network, founding father of Brainport Industries Campus concept, developer Sino-Dutch high-tech innovation campus.