H.D.M. Sombekke MSc (Heleen)

Business Developer/Project manager

About Me

I work as business developer and project manager for EMI Twente. EMI Twente is part of the Membrane Science & Technology Cluster and performs contract research directly with industry in the field of membrane science and technology. I’m responsible for acquiring and setting up new research projects in the water & energy field (drinking water production, waste water treatment, food & beverage, energy supply and storage). I also perform several activities for the MST cluster like creating a  better visibility (cluster website, LinkedIn) and I am involved in the realization of a Waterlab at the Hogekampplein.

Water (technology) is my passion. I enjoy operating at the interface of academic research and industry. I like to be involved in valorisation activities of scientific research, such as the realization of pilots and field labs/demonstration projects. I am experienced in setting up and running interdisciplinary projects (European, EFRO, Interreg).

I obtained my master in Civil Engineering in 1990 at Delft University of Technology (direction Water Management). Since then I have been working in the water sector. First at KWR (1990-1999) as project manager in the field of environment, residues and technology. In 1999 I joined Waterboard Vechtstromen as project manager “water cycle”. From 2004 to mid-2019 I worked in several positions at Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ME327
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex  ME327
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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