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Mentor: Frans Kampers

Startlife Mentor

After completing his PhD in physics in Eindhoven (NL) Frans Kampers in 1989 joined what is now Wageningen University & Research. After management functions in instrumentation and measurement technology and information strategy he coordinated the bionanotechnology research in Wageningen, which focuses on applications of nanotechnology in food and nutrition. He was president of the International Society of Food Applications of Nanoscale Sciences (ISFANS) and is a member of the Executive Board of NanoNextNL, the Dutch research program on nanotechnology.

He coordinated the Belgium/Netherlands region in the proposal for a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for the European food sector, co-ordinates the research program High Tech to Feed the World, has been involved in the co-ordination of the EU project PicknPack and assists startup companies to get to the seed phase. Recently he completed a vision document on how the agri-food system must transition and become future proof.

Skills and field of expertise

  • Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physics
  • Agrotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Food technology

Offer and interest (startups)
Advise on technological matters

Favorite quote

A good idea is only as good as customers think it is.