Hans Rijckenberg is professionally active since 1988 in the fields of policy innovation, knowledge transfer and regional development. The European Commission has been inviting him for multiple projects, evaluations and assignments. Recently he has been working as Secretary General of ProTon Europe. In 2010 he was appointed as Member of the European Expert Panel on Service Innovation and Panel Representative for the theme Smart Economic Growth.
Sapience ’00 BV is a private consultancy company that is specialized in innovation policy evaluation, knowledge transfer services and regional economic development. Through our experience and holistic approach we are invited to provide strategic advice for inventors, innovators and investors. Our customer base represents a range of international clients amongst whom the European Commission, national ministries, urban and regional development organizations, science and technology parks, innovation agencies, public research organizations, knowledge transfer associations, corporate laboratories, start-up and spin-off companies, venture capitalists, private equity, as well as non-profit and charity organizations.