As a Program Support Officer, Morris offers all-round organizational support to the StartLife programs. His role is to support innovative AgriFoodTech entrepreneurs in turning their novel technologies into companies with a sustainable impact on our food system.
Currently, Morris is doing his bachelor’s in biotechnology at Wageningen University & Research. During this programme he focuses on application-oriented integration of biological disciplines and process engineering. He learned about integration of genetics, biochemistry, microbiology cell and molecular biology as well as process technology, and how they can yield a powerful concept for the development of sustainable bio-catalytic production processes. During his bachelor’s, Morris followed a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in which he learned how to identify opportunities and learn strategies for discovering & leveraging from those opportunities.
Next to his involvement with StartLife, Morris is currently working on his thesis on Constructed Wetlands at the Environmental Technology chair at Wageningen University & Research.