Selection Panel
Adrian Friederich
Astanor Ventures

Adrian Friederich

Astanor Ventures (Belgium)
ANDREA BALDONI
ANDREA BALDONI

ANDREA BALDONI

CEO & FOUNDER
AB INVESTMENTS (Italy)
Arnoud Klokke
BioInnovation Institute Fonden

Arnoud Klokke

Associate
BioInnovation Institute Fonden (Denmark)
Bruno Rudnik
SEF Ventures

Bruno Rudnik

Managing Partner
SEF Ventures (Germany)
Burkhard Ohs
Neste

Burkhard Ohs

Manager
Neste (Finland)
Chayan Sabharwal
Neste

Chayan Sabharwal

Investor
Neste (Finland)
Christian Lenges
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Christian Lenges

Venture Director
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) (Netherlands)
Biowaste valorization
Bio-based chemicals and materials
Cornelia Baehr
b.value AG

Cornelia Baehr

Senior investment manager
b.value AG (Germany)
Dirk Carrez
Bio-based Industries Consortium

Dirk Carrez

Executive Director
Bio-based Industries Consortium (Belgium)
Ekaterina Kremleva
SABIC Ventures B.V.

Ekaterina Kremleva

Technology manager
SABIC Ventures B.V. (Netherlands)
Erik Kolehmainen
Metsä Spring Ltd.

Erik Kolehmainen

VP, Corporate Venturing
Metsä Spring Ltd. (Finland)
Ewelina Kuna
Icos Capital

Ewelina Kuna

Principal, Sustainable Industry
Icos Capital (Netherlands)
Henry Rushton
ING

Henry Rushton

Director, Energy Sector
ING (Netherlands)
Jan Weernink
ADM

Jan Weernink

Marketing Director BioSolutions at ADM
ADM (Switzerland)
Jens Uhlemann
Bayer

Jens Uhlemann

Partnership Manager Envu
Bayer (Germany)
Jens Busse
Evonik Venture Capital

Jens Busse

Investment Manager
Evonik Venture Capital (Germany)
Jerusa Roeder
Braskem

Jerusa Roeder

Global Sustainability Innovation and Technology Manager
Braskem (Germany)
Jisk de Vries
European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF)

Jisk de Vries

Investment Analyst
European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) (Germany)
Joost Waeterloos
Dow

Joost Waeterloos

European Technology Scouting Leader
Dow (Belgium)
Klaas de Boer
QFWventures

Klaas de Boer

Chairman, Board of Directors
QFWventures (United Kingdom)
Laura Schwery
CleantechAlps

Laura Schwery

Business Development Manager
CleantechAlps (Switzerland)
Ludwig Goris
Capricorn Partners

Ludwig Goris

Advisor Cleantech Investment Practice
Capricorn Partners (Belgium)
Marc Leduc
BASF Venture Capital GmbH

Marc Leduc

Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital GmbH (Germany)
Marcel van Berkel
Circular Biobased Delta

Marcel van Berkel

CEO
Circular Biobased Delta (Netherlands)
Biowaste valorization
Bio-based chemicals and materials
Mario Maia
Cogent Venture Partners

Mario Maia

Managing Partner
Cogent Venture Partners (Denmark)
Maryam Asadi
Emerald Technology Ventures

Maryam Asadi

Emerald Technology Ventures (Switzerland)
Olga Goor
Brightlands Venture Partners

Olga Goor

Investment Manager
Brightlands Venture Partners (Netherlands)
Oliver Thimm
Royal Agrifirm Group

Oliver Thimm

Global Innovation Lead
Royal Agrifirm Group (Netherlands)
Patrick van der Meer
Brightlands Innovation Factory

Patrick van der Meer

Commercial Manager Pilot Plants
Brightlands Innovation Factory (Netherlands)
Pelin Yilmaz
ICIG Ventures

Pelin Yilmaz

Investment Director
ICIG Ventures (Germany)
Peter Vanlaeke
SOLVAY S.A.

Peter Vanlaeke

Investment Manager
SOLVAY S.A. (Belgium)
Peter van Gelderen
Icos Capital

Peter van Gelderen

General Partner
Icos Capital (Netherlands)
Rene Reijtenbagh
Business Angels Connect

Rene Reijtenbagh

Founder, CEO
Business Angels Connect (Netherlands)
Rob Beekers
Cargill Bio-industrial Group

Rob Beekers

Director New Business Development
Cargill Bio-industrial Group (Netherlands)
Sebastian Gronwald
Global Entrepreneurship Centre (GEC)

Sebastian Gronwald

CFO
Global Entrepreneurship Centre (GEC) (Germany)
Stefan Schnippering
Diamond Edge Ventures

Stefan Schnippering

Venture Associate
Diamond Edge Ventures (United States)
Biowaste valorization
Waste management
Stuart Askew
Procter & Gamble

Stuart Askew

Senior Director Open Innovation
Procter & Gamble (Belgium)
Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
Circular Valley

Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Chief Scientist
Circular Valley (Germany)
Timothy Wallace
Novozymes A/S

Timothy Wallace

Head, Corporate Scouting & Investments
Novozymes A/S (Denmark)
Yoichi Yoshizawa
Mitsui & Co. Deutschland

Yoichi Yoshizawa

Senior Research Manager
Mitsui & Co. Deutschland (Germany)