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I am passionate about:
finding strategic innovation opportunities, truly understanding end user needs and solving real problems, doing user research and translating insights into user experience based innovations.
A little known fact about me is:
I'm the coordinator of the Barcelona OpenIDEO group (https://openideo.com/profiles/bcn.openideo), who won the Clinton Global Initiative Challenge on youth employment (https://openideo.com/challenge/youth-employment-pathways/winning/one-day)
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Coordinator Open IDEO Barcelona, Partner
"Lets talk, do & make things!"
I'm originally from the Netherlands and graduated as a MSc in Integrated Product Design from the Delft University of Technology.
I worked at an award winning industrial design company, Flex the innovation lab. In Spain I have been an entrepreneur for over 3 years and worked 5 years at an innovation consultancy, Bax&Willems, where I was responsible for the management and coordination of open innovation collaborations in food, life sciences and design based innovation. I'm a partner in InstaGreen, a start-up in urban farming.
In 2013, I became the coordinator of the Barcelona Open IDEO team.
That would be fantastic!!! :) Our Barcelona Open IDEO team was part of the Path 2 Pitching (https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/higher-ed/ideas/one-day-experience) and going through the 10 Milestones really helped us make the next steps towards implementation. It would indeed be a very impactful development when this becomes an integral part of OpenIDEO!
Great ideas Jim, and happy to read your response Shane!
Thanks OpenIDEO!! Im just as much looking forward to see how this community builds on the insights and inspiration of others, and collaboratively manages to come up with great solutions for big problems! Very exciting to be a part of this community! :)