Miriam is co-founder and Managing Director at DesignLab of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Her broad (international) network, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm in setting-up experimental ecosystems has brought Miriam many other roles. Within the University of Twente she is part of the advisory committee for student teams, member of the steering committee for the (social) Entrepreneurial challenge, speaker and moderator at high-level international events/converstations. In addition, she is Founding Fellow & Coach for the Faculty Innovation Fellows at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Design at Stanford University and Mentor for the University Innovation Fellows program.
Sharing her experiences, she gives her network the opportunity to gain insights into investigating new ways of working, collaborating, teaching, learning and conducting research. In addition by using challenges from partners, she brings viewpoints from (international) scientists, entrepreneurs, students, citizens and government officials together to co-create the futures we want to live in.