Vanessa loves connecting ideas and ambitions, bringing people and organizations together and helping them obtain the resources needed to fulfil their ambitions. From 2005 to present, Vanessa has consulted and trained public authorities, businesses and non-profit organizations in acquiring and managing funding, and in optimizing their funding processes and results. She has helped obtain over 35 million euro in funding from 17 different European, national and regional funding programs, with topics ranging from scientific research, international training networks and innovation to infrastructure, care and welfare, transport, public safety, IT, biodiversity and creative industry.
Since 2014, Vanessa is grant coordinator and project manager for the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials at the University of Groningen. She is also coordinator of a public-private Honours Master Program on High Tech Systems and Materials.
"Being part of hfp consulting is an exciting opportunity for me to help scientists improve their grant application skills. By transferring the knowledge and lessons I have learned, I hope to contribute to scientists feeling more adept and confident at getting and managing funding."