Team

Fabian Girod (Founder)

German born, half French, working in the Netherlands

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about

  • loves different perspectives
  • takes nothing for granted
  • loves to ideate
  • is creative and curious
  • plays best in a team
  • is diverse in experiences

experience

  • graduated as economist in economic policy and econometrics; is a trained banker, spend several years in banks in Germany, Ireland and New Zealand; has been working for two years as consultant in a research institute for energy economics; has been a lecturer since 2006 for Fontys University of applied science and led in the past the International office and Innovation Lab; has been teaching in the UK at Plymouth University for six years.

passion

  • My family,
  • running,
  • experiencing new things,
  • travelling,
  • getting to know new people.

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Frederik Hoolhorst

Frederik Hoolhorst, Dutch nationality, 100 % Dutch, 140% European.

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about

  • Explores solution spaces
  • Approaches cases from multiple perspectives
  • Thinks out-of-the-box, but
  • Keeps feasibility in mind

experience

  • graduated as an industrial design engineer; received a PhD in user-centered design; spend several years as an engineer and researcher within International operating companies and renowned academia. Has been involved as a lecturer at Fontys University of Applied Science within mechanical engineering and industrial design engineering courses, which particularly relate to design research, design strategy, scenario-based design, consumer and user behavior, sustainability and ethics.

passion

  • family
  • cooking
  • running
  • a passionate creater.

Jan Wijnen (Co-Founder)

100 % Dutch, 110% International

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about

  • loves new ideas
  • thinks strategically
  • open to the unexpected
  • is creative and curious
  • has focus and endurance

experience

  • graduated as economist; spend several years in financial and commercial positions in Netherlands, Canada and Switzerland; has been lecturer since 2007 for Fontys University of applied science and other educational institutes; is trained as creative leader at Knowmads in Amsterdam and Kaos Pilots in Denmark and put it into practice at the Innovation Lab at Fontys.

passion

  • playing music,
  • running,
  • being outdoors,
  • a passionate maker.

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