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New Management High Tech Factory

As Miriam Luizink’s successor, Roy Kolkman will take up his new position as Director of High Tech Factory on 1 July 2014. Roy had already taken over Miriam’s directorship of High Tech Facilities, a High Tech Factory subsidiary, in January 2014.

As Director, Roy Kolkman will be responsible for the entire High Tech Factory company, including the future vision, exploitation and organisation of the production facility.

Roy Kolkman studied applied physics at the University of Twente and graduated from the same university in 2002. He subsequently commenced work as a researcher on the development of new medical imaging techniques. Since 2010 he worked for the University of Twente’s business development team as a patenting expert. Roy will combine the management of High Tech Facilities with his work for the university business development team.

High Tech Fund B.V.
Miriam Luizink’s position as Director of High Tech Fund, High Tech Factory’s equipment fund, will be taken over by Janneke Hoedemaekers who, on 1 August 2014, will be appointed Business Director of MESA+, the University of Twente’s institute for nanotechnology. There has always been a close tie between MESA+ and High Tech Fund. Janneke’s appointment will guarantee that this mutual link will continue in the years to come.

More information on the appointment of Janneke Hoedemaekers as Business Director of MESA+ can be found at

Management and staff of High Tech Factory wish to express their delight with both Roy’s and Janneke’s appointment and have great faith that both High Tech Factory and High Tech Fund will continue to expand.

More information is available from: Monique Snippers, 053-4892323,