Maarten joined Bax & Company in January 2018 as an innovation consultant.
He holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering in Manufacturing and Management from KU Leuven with an exchange experience of one year in the Production Science and Management master programme at TU Graz. During his studies, he combined the technical aspects of engineering with many experiences in innovation management, product innovation and entrepreneurship.
Passionate about the broad spectrum that innovation management offers, Maarten supports different kind of organisations such as companies, research centres and universities in their (open) innovation management. This has led him to projects ranging from improving internal innovation processes in a big insurance company to setting up collaborative open innovation initiatives at a European level. Using his wide-ranging background, he is able to look at these projects from technical, business, social and sustainability perspectives. Apart from his focus on (open) innovation management, he uses his in-depth technical expertise as an engineer in the focus areas of Industry 4.0 and Future Mobility.
Maarten spends his free time enjoying outdoors sports, from open water swimming to skiing, music, exploring the Catalonian countryside and traveling.
Maarten speaks Dutch, English and French fluently, has a decent level of German and is currently improving his Spanish.