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Meet the partners of the INCREACE project

We are excited to introduce you to the diverse and talented individuals who make up our consortium. In our ‘Meet the partner’ interviews we offer a unique opportunity to get to know our partners, allowing you to discover their expertise, experiences, and passion for the INCREACE project.

Each interview provides insights into the background and role of a specific partner within the consortium. From their professional achievements to their motivations for participating in this project, you will gain a deeper understanding of their unique perspectives and contributions. We believe that fostering strong relationships and collaboration among our partners is essential to achieving our shared goals.

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Partners

Meet the partner: Simon Van den Eynde of KU Leuven

Meet the partner: Simon Van den Eynde of KU Leuven

Simon van den Eynde graduated from KU Leuven with a Bachelor in Engineering Science and a Master in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently doing his PhD research at KU Leuven, focusing on sensor-based sorting of non-ferrous metals and plastics.Can you shortly...

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Meet the partner: Ive Vanderreydt from Vito

Meet the partner: Ive Vanderreydt from Vito

Ive Vanderreydt has been working for VITO for 25 years. At VITO, he currently focuses on sustainability assessments within resource management, with specific expertise in the environmental impacts of waste treatment and materials management. Can you shortly introduce...

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Meet the partner: Janez Slapnik from Skaza

Meet the partner: Janez Slapnik from Skaza

Janez Slapnik is an Expert researcher at Skaza in the Research and Innovation department. With a strong sense of responsibility, he decided to devote his professional career to conducting high-quality applied research and development as well as the industrial...

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Meet the partner: Giulia Sora from Erion

Meet the partner: Giulia Sora from Erion

Erion is the largest Italian Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for the management of WEEE, waste batteries, packaging waste and tobacco products filters and the valorisation of the raw materials within it. Can you shortly introduce your role in the...

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Meet the partner: Thijs Feenstra from Pezy Group

Meet the partner: Thijs Feenstra from Pezy Group

Thijs Feenstra covers 14 years of experience in Concept Development, Engineering and Circulating. He works as a Circular Product Design Lead at the Pezy Group.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? I have experience in building bridges between...

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Meet the partner: Laura Strobl from Fraunhofer IVV

Meet the partner: Laura Strobl from Fraunhofer IVV

Laura Strobl is a scientist and project manager and has been working at Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging - Fraunhofer IVV​ for more than three and half years.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? ​I conduct research in the...

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Meet the partner: Mark-Olof Dirksen from Philips

Meet the partner: Mark-Olof Dirksen from Philips

Mark-Olof Dirksen is a technical project leader and senior engineer at Philips. At Philips, they strive to improve people's health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? My focus is function...

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Meet the partner: Gergana Dimitrova from Fraunhofer izm

Meet the partner: Gergana Dimitrova from Fraunhofer izm

Gergana Dimitrova is a researcher and project manager at Fraunhofer IZM. Fraunhofer IZM is the overall project coordinator of INCREACE.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? My name is Gergana and I have been working as a researcher and project...

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Meet the partner: Jens Giegerich from Vorwerk

Meet the partner: Jens Giegerich from Vorwerk

Jens Giegerich is coordinating the project on behalf of Vorwerk. As a trusted family business, they are committed to act in a socially and environmentally responsible way.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? Since I work in the area Technical...

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Meet the partner: Layla Filiciotto from EGEN

Meet the partner: Layla Filiciotto from EGEN

Layla Filiciotto is a consultant at EGEN. EGEN is a company that supports different organisations in accelerating their green innovation through grant consultancy, impact assessments and other innovation services.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE...

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Meet the partner: Mapi Diego from Cabka

Meet the partner: Mapi Diego from Cabka

Mapi Diego, Extrusion Materials Manager in the Innovation area of Cabka has more than 15 years of experience in the plastic sector. Cabka is a German multinational company in the business of recycling plastics from post-consumer and post-industrial waste into...

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Meet the partner: Oscar Vernaez from Neste

Meet the partner: Oscar Vernaez from Neste

Oscar Vernaez is the Research and Development Manager for Chemicals and Materials in Neste’s Innovation.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? Neste is engaged in combating climate change and promoting the circular economy. We help the...

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Meet the partner: James Veale from GreenToken by SAP

Meet the partner: James Veale from GreenToken by SAP

James Veale is cofounder of GreenToken by SAP. He has had a 30-year career in commodities or raw materials, especially around the trading of raw materials. In 2020, he cofounded GreenToken with funds from SAP – the big German IT/ERP company.  Can you shortly introduce...

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