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Our Advisory Board

Mark Boneschanscher

Mark Boneschanscher

Managing director of the Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems

Dr. Mark Boneschanscher received his PhD in 2014 from Utrecht University on a study of the physical and chemical properties of nanocrystalline honeycomb materials. He worked as a program officer at the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM). Here, he coordinated various research funding instruments and evaluation panels, acted as institute liaison for the energy research institute DIFFER, and set up a successful lobby for new funds for the general and technical sciences (sector plans). During the transition of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) he was involved in setting up the new Institute Organization (NWO-I) in which he became coordinator of the institute liaisons. In 2019 he was asked to set up the Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES), of which he became the managing director at the launch in 2020.

Dr. Mark Boneschanscher received his PhD in 2014 from Utrecht University on a study of the physical and chemical properties of nanocrystalline honeycomb materials. He worked as a program officer at the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM). Here, he coordinated various research funding instruments and evaluation panels, acted as institute liaison for the energy research institute DIFFER, and set up a successful lobby for new funds for the general and technical sciences (sector plans). During the transition of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) he was involved in setting up the new Institute Organization (NWO-I) in which he became coordinator of the institute liaisons. In 2019 he was asked to set up the Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES), of which he became the managing director at the launch in 2020.

Patrick Cnubben

Patrick Cnubben

Architect of HEAVENN

Drs. Ing. Patrick Cnubben (1965) studied Chemical Engineering at the Hogere Technische School Heerlen (1989) and Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam (1993) and has been employed successively by Pré Consultants, Philips, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Technology Center North Netherlands before his involvement within the Energy Valley Foundation. Within the Energy Valley Foundation, which is now merged into the New Energy Coalition, he has been active for over 18 years now and responsible for the realisation of large scale investments in the field of Bio Energy & Gas enhancing amongst else the production and use of (biogenic) energy carriers such as Green Gas, (Bio)LNG and Hydrogen.

Patrick is the architect of Heavenn, the Northen-Netherlands Hydrogen Valley project and involved in many green Hydrogen related development projects. Recently Patrick has been appointed the coordinator of the green molecules program (green hydrogen and green gas) with New Energy Coalition where further development of these novel value chains is key - from idea generation, knowledge development to realisation and operation.

Ilan Englard

Ilan Englard

Applied Materials Israel

Mr. Ilan Englard is a European funding projects consultant and coordinator for the Israeli metrology cluster (Applied Materials (AMAT), KLA, NOVA and Bruker Israel). He has experience in the semiconductor industry as AMAT’s technologist at Micron technology and ASML (in the USA, Italy, and The Netherlands) and authored numerous papers in the metrology and lithography fields.

In addition, Ilan Englard provides European Funding Project Management and Consultancy Services (as IE PM&C company) to the ‘Electronic Components and Systems (ECS)’ value chain companies in Europe and its associated countries such Israel and Turkey. Examples of such projects are the MADEin4 (AMAT-Israel) and HICONNECTS (NXP-Germany).

Onno Huiskamp

Onno Huiskamp

Government

Provincie Noord Brabant

Onno Huiskamp received his B.Sc. Management, Economics and Law at Avans University of Applied Sciences in 2011.

After his studies he worked for an M&A boutique in the Netherlands specializing in tech and family transactions. Transferring to the regional development agency in Noord-Brabant 2013 he was made responsible for high tech in the strategic acquisitions program at the Foreign Direct Investments department, working mainly with high tech companies from Japan, Taiwan and Israel. In 2016 he was transferred to the provincial government to develop the international program, with a focus on high tech hubs in Tel Aviv, SF and Tokyo. During this time he worked with the Technical University Eindhoven to set up the roadmap for Integrated Photonics, WTMF. In addition the Brabant Innovation Days, yearly partnership events in Tel Aviv, Tokyo and SF for Brabant based research institutes in flexible electronics, thin film solar, 3D printing and Photonics were set up.

Dr. Amit Mor

Dr. Amit Mor

Eco Energy Financial & Strategic Consulting

Dr. Amit Mor, an energy economist, energy strategist, and financial analyst, is the CEO of Eco Energy Financial & Strategic Consulting. He earned his Ph.D. in Energy & Environmental Economics at Penn State University (1997). He studied Economics, Finance and Psychology at the Hebrew University. Dr. Mor served as a consultant to governments, financial organizations, public and private companies. During the past 20 years he worked intensively on issues concerning the development of the East MED energy and natural gas sectors and led the team that prepared the Energy Master Plan for the State of Israel and participated in the World Bank team that prepared the Energy Master Plan for the Palestinian Authority. He is also serving as a Senior Lecturer at the Reichman University and teaches courses on Middle East energy economics, geopolitics, Strategy and Security. He is also serving as a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Policy & Strategy (IPS) at the Reichman University.

Prof. Oded Raz

Prof. Oded Raz

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Oded Raz has received his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel in 1993 and his M.Sc and PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2002 and 2008 from the Tel Aviv University. He has held several position in Israeli high-tech sector as R&D engineer (Chromatis Networks, Corrigent networks) before moving to the Netherlands. he has been a member of the scientific research team in the faculty of Electrical Engineering since 2006 where he is now the chairman of the Electro-Optical Communications group in the department. Dr. Raz has >20 years experience in the photonic and optical communications industry and has strong connections with industry both in the Netherlands and in Israel. He has recently joined the PhotonDelta organization to act as a scientific program manager to help lead the activities in the newly acquired 1.1B euro growth fund investment into integrated photonics in the NL.

Haim Rousso

Haim Rousso

Co-chairman of Photonics Israel

Haim Rousso is a co-chairman of Photonics Israel -the association of Photonics companies in Israel. He also leads the Forum of VP R&Ds in the Israel industry. Both organizations are operated under the umbrella of AEAI - Association of Engineers and Architects in Israel. Mr. Rousso is a member in the Board of Stakeholders of Photonics 21.

Before that, Mr. Rousso spent 40 years at the technology - based industry, as the CEO of EL-OP ,a world wide leader in the electro-optics field, and as Executive VP at Elbit Systems.

He served for 8 years as a member at the National Council for R&D and 3 years as a member of the council of IIA -Israeli Innovation Authority.

Dr. Ashok Sridhar

Dr. Ashok Sridhar

Business Development of TNO Holst Centre’s

Dr. Ashok Sridhar is the CEO of TracXon B.V., a foundry for printed electronics. Additionally, he works as a Senior Business Development Manager at Holst Centre in the Netherlands.

Since 2006, Ashok has worked in various technical as well as commercial roles in the field of printed electronics and 3D printing at different organizations. In 2019, he setup the first full-fledged printed electronics manufacturing facility in India, and in 2022, he co-founded TracXon B.V. as a spin-off from Holst Centre.

Ashok has an Executive MBA with honors from the TIAS School for Business and Society (the Netherlands) and a PhD in printed electronics from the University of Twente (the Netherlands). He has (co-)authored several refereed publications and has delivered talks at dozens of conferences around the world.

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