Hans is an expert in the field of international cooperation in higher and vocational education and is responsible for the acquisition and implementation of large-scale, international capacity building projects (Africa/Asia) with a focus on project/strategic management, business development, start-ups of graduates at educational institutions.
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.
Gert-Jan is managing consultant with a pragmatic and result driven approach. He has extensive experience in acquisition and overall management of projects in the field of (technical) vocational and higher professional education in the Netherlands and international. The unifying theme throughout his career has been strengthening the capacity of educational institutes in close cooperation with industry and private sector partners. Entrepreneurship and business development are also among Gert-Jan’s core competences. He started his own business and is shareholder in a renewable energy company in the Netherlands. In the past years he was involved in many educational projects as project director/manager (Africa/Asia). He is now responsible for the establishment of a new ‘state of the art’ (technical) vocational college in Sri-Lanka. For many years he worked for a Dutch university of applied science in different management positions being responsible for amongst others commercial Master courses and setting up research groups with professors.