ScienceWorks supports the transfer of scientific knowledge to society from its office in The Hague. Our experts have been advisors of governments, high tech businesses and universities in many countries. ScienceWorks has access to international networks of experts in the field of value creation and innovation policy, including the Technopolicy Network. Our approach is to establish a well designed team of advisors for every assignment. In doing so we may make use of the experts of our advisory board.

Our Employees

Frank Zwetsloot

The founder of ScienceWorks. With twenty years of experience at Erasmus University and at Science Alliance, you may state rightly that “knowledge transfer” has become the second nature of Frank. In this period he founded almost ten organisations to structure the exchange of scientific knowledge, including the European leading organization on knowledge transfer, ASTP and The network of knowledge regions Technopolicy. At ScienceWorks he developed several measurement systems in order to measure knowledge transfer (Valorisatieranking) and science based regional development. The most recent network concerns AESIS, an organization that measures and promotes the impact of science.
His motto: One discovery may create a thousand new realities”




Cheyen Bannenberg

After completing his Political Science and European Law degree, Cheyen started working as Unit Manager Knowledge and Policy* at ScienceWorks. He is highly interested in the challenges faced by the world of policy and politics and wants to help counter such challenges. As Unit Manager* Cheyen brings scholars and policymakers together in order to contribute to the establishment of evidence informed policy and stimulates the societal impact of science. His motto: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident”.



Marjolein Crooijmans

As project manager, Marjolein is responsible for organising multiple conferences and training courses within the “Science & Policy” theme of ScienceWorks. Her Biotechnology background gives her insights in the science-part of these events. Her primary focus will be the conference: “Vormgeving van experimenten voor beter beleid”, which will take place on the 19th of June 2018. Her motto: “Great things never came from comfort zones”.




Claar-Els van Delft

For 18 years Claar-Els is managing networks and organising congresses at the interface of science and society. Today, she is working as networkmanager for two days a week. She slaves for to of her favorite congresses, the Student Research Conference and The Cambridge Council. Her motto: “A leap in cold water makes the day.”




Anika Duut van Goor

As Project Manager Valorisation Anika is responsible for expanding the AESIS Network and the organisation of the Impact of Science conference, courses and other future events. She has a background in political science research and event coordination, which is reflected in the combination of professionalism and excitement she brings to the job. Her motto: ”Tomorrow is too late, yesterday is over. Now is exactly the right time!”




Anton Heesakkers

Anton is Assistant Conference and Office management. He offers support in activities organized by ScienceWorks and AESIS. Think of on-site management and logistical planning. Anton studies International Real Estate and Facility Management and with his six years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, he is a very driven host. His motto: “Hospitality is not a luxury, but a necessity.”




Eline Kemperman

Eline is the Conference and Office Manager and project leader of the Student Research Conference. As the Conference manager Eline is responsible for the logistical, organizational and on-site management of all activities organized by ScienceWorks and AESIS. As Office manager she is has tasks within the HR and purchase management, as well as secretarial duties. In addition Eline is the project leader of the Student Research Conference, an annual event for the best bachelor research of the Netherlands and Belgium. Her study in International Facility Management and working experience in hotels and restaurants, makes her a hostess both within and outside the office. Her motto: ‘’Your only limit is you’’




Thom Murray

Thom Murray has recently started working as a Project Manager at ScienceWorks. He is working here on a , for ScienceWorks new, congress: “Innovation in the fight against crime”. His experience as a political scientist, but also from his time with the Royal Navy, provide great interest in security issues, a base of knowledge and character relevant for the development of a new congress. His motto: “Forward!”




Aram Swinkels

At the end of January Aram started as project manager of the Student Research Conference (SRC), a conference where the best bachelor researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium compete. He will mostly be responsible for the notoriety of the Student Research Conference. Besides this, he will also be responsible for the daily tasks like the communication. Before he started at ScienceWorks he got his Biology master where he gained experience in research. His motto: “Curiosity both fuels answers and raises questions.”




Peter-Jan van der Veek

As a project manager, Peter Jan is responsible for the organisation of courses, conferences and other events. Further activities include news releases, strategy and contact expanding. He did a research master in life science and now likes to focus on the impact of scientific research on business and society. His motto: “Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens”.





Debbie Vermond

In the last phase of her study Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in science communication, Debbie works as a project manager at ScienceWorks. She is responsible for the organization of a conference on societal impact from universities of applied sciences, and for the design of a research project in the interest of a conference on communication within hospitals. Her motto: “Being positive is always an option”.




Woutje van Wiggen

Woutje is working as a Project Manager at ScienceWorks. Her primary focus is managing the annual ‘Impact of Science’ conference, which this year takes place in Ottawa, Canada; furthermore, she devotes her time to the daily activities of ScienceWorks. She is a recent graduate of the liberal arts and sciences degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), which reflects her broad interest in the interaction between such interdisciplinary fields. Being a dancer in her free time, she has a flexible attitude and knows how to manoeuvre gracefully through certain challenges. Her motto: “Don’t think outside the box; think as if there is no box.”




Ivo Wildenberg

Ivo has been working as a dealmaker and strategy consultant since 1986. He does most of his work in media, shipping and the automotive industry. He established his own firm, Bridgecraft, in 1995. He has worked with ScienceWorks since its inception and was involved in many of its projects. He brings with him experience in the fields of finance and business development.
His motto: “Simplicity is a virtue”