Epke is an expert in internationalisation and international cooperation in secondary and higher vocational education. As a project manager and advisor, she works on complex projects around the world to strengthen opportunities for good education and employment. She also has extensive experience in the internationalisation of Dutch vocational education and training, both within and outside Europe.
Ide works as a consultant on the topics of entrepreneurship, private sector development, business development, incubators and curriculum development.
Ide holds an MSc degree in Microelectronics from Delft University of Technology. He founded his own IT company before he turned 18. After obtaining his BSc degree, he was student board member of the YES!Delft incubator, where he worked on inspiring and helping students start their own business. He participated in the International Research Projects Delft (IRPDelft) project in 2014, where he conducted market research in Guyana.
In 2015, he worked on the soft landing programme for NWU University in South Africa, where he connected Dutch and South African SME’s as a freelancer for CINOP. In 2016 he co-founded the company Momo Medical, which markets a monitoring device to support nurses in daily care in hospitals and nursing homes. Within Momo Medical, Ide was responsible for funding, clinical studies, business development, certification and finance.