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Mentor: Petra Vossenberg

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Petra Vossenberg is an innovation manager with a demonstrated history of working in the food industry.

She has a background in bioprocess technology (BSc, MSc and PhD) and worked multiple years as process technologist within the food industry, both in the Netherlands and Asia. Formerly she was the Global Open Innovation Manager at FrieslandCampina. In this role she was responsible for setting up and developing partnerships with external startups, entrepreneurs, universities, research institutions and other companies.

Petra is passionate about (open) innovation and enjoys being a linking pin to drive new ideas forward, combining her technical background with an eagerness for sustainable collaboration and adding value to the world we live in.

Skills and field of expertise

  • Research & Development
  • Project management
  • Product & process development
  • International relations
  • Team building

Offer and interest 

Offer: I can share my experience on product and process innovation in the food industry both in Europe and South-East Asia with you.

Interest: Startups that think and act in a holistic and sustainable manner.

Personal quote

Within any collaboration, take time and effort to get to know each other, build a relationship, based on honesty and trust, and put a dot on the horizon together.

 

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