Business manager bij TMC en Research Support & project manager, TU Eindhoven
Jan-Jaap Koning was trained as a technical physicist at Eindhoven University of Technology in 1988, and received his doctorate from the University of Constance for research carried out at the MPI – High Magnetic Field Lab Grenoble. After 10 years of experience in France, the Netherlands and Germany in the field of physical instrumentation, Jan-Jaap joined Philips Semiconductors in Nijmegen, later NXP, in 1998, where he worked as device physicist and acted as team leader for audio and automotive technology and MEMS. In 2010 Jan-Jaap transferred to TU Eindhoven to supervise the post-master Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) programme in physical instrumentation, part-time, and also founded the startup NovioMEMS. He obtained the Executive Master of Business Innovation degree from Tias Business school in 2012. In 2014 he started the second startup NovioScan as co-founder, which was sold in 2020 after a product launch of a medical wearable device in 2018. Since 2019 Jan-Jaap has been employed by TMC, working part-time as business manager for Physics in the Randstad, and hired part-time by TU Eindhoven at the High Tech Systems
Ambition for MinacNed:
MinacNed has members from academia and industry who are active in the field of micro- and nanotechnology. MinacNed is unique in this respect, and it is good that it is seeking connections with foreign organisations. The importance of these micro- and nanotechnologies has increased significantly in recent years, such as for quantum computing, photonics, the control of nanocontamination in semiconductor equipment, new techniques for the production of solar cells or hydrogen, and analysis techniques in life sciences. MinacNed has a unique combination of activities and I hope to be able to promote the association’s connection with these new developments. An interesting question is also to what extent a system approach can help our companies and researchers strengthen their position.