On 1 January 2010, Margot Nijkamp stepped into her new role as Director SME Partnerships. In her new role, Margot will build partnerships with small and medium enterprises to help bring Holst Centre's maturing technologies closer to product introduction.
By expanding its partnerships with SMEs, Holst Centre hopes to bring its technologies to market faster. It also believes that SMEs have a lot to bring to its technology projects in terms of new market, application and end-customers insights.
Margot is happy to take on the challenge of bringing SMEs on board. "In my role of HR Director, I helped build up the Holst Centre on the High Tech Campus for over four years. Now I will be helping to build Holst Centre from a different angle and I am excited to be in a role where I can have impact on developing the business."