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Michiel Jak | Managing Director

‘Scientific research is needed for innovation. Its added value will be come greater if trade and industry require specific research. Collaboration within SmartPort provides new surprising insights’

Michiel Jak Ph.D.: “As SmartPort managing director my main target is to promote innovation in the port of Rotterdam. My scientific background is in the renewable energy and the sustainability field. I’ve worked at TNO as Innovation Director Mobility & Logistics. I was responsible for the development of a broader innovation agenda within the triple helix of authorities, businesses and knowledge centres in the latter position. Based on my fifteen years of experience in the sustainability area, I’m convinced that scientific knowledge will provide the most impact when its demand driven. This is exactly the base of SmartPort: to have demand driven knowledge contributed to innovation in the port of Rotterdam.”


Michiel Jak

Managing Director SmartPort

+31 10 40 20 343