The Economic Board drives innovation in the Arnhem – Nijmegen, with Wageningen region. As a Triple Helix collaboration among government, knowledge institutes and the business community, we encourage and connect economic activity and innovations in the key sectors of Food, Health and Energy and their cross-overs. We communicate about the exceptional potential of this region and we connect parties.
We can provide information about the innovative strength and regional economy and on subsidies and permits. Furthermore, we encourage (international) parties to get to know our region and we use our vast network to bring parties into contact with each other. Get in touch.
Alderman Municipality of NijmegenDr Monique Esselbrugge has been alderman for the Municipality of Nijmegen since 2018. One of her core activities is connecting entrepeneurs, knowledge institutions and governments. She has been member of The Economic Board since November 2019.
CEO ByondisDr Marco Timmers has been CEO at Byondis since November 2019. This Nijmegen-based company concentrates on the development of precision medicines for oncology and autoimmune diseases. Synthon Biopharmaceuticals is one of the region's biggest employees in the field of Life Sciences & Health.
Chair VNO-NCW Arnhem - Nijmegen and Managing Director Rupro beheer B.V.Bernard de Graaf is Managing Director at Rupro B.V. and Chair of VNO-NCW Arnhem – Nijmegen. He feels very strongly about cooperation with local entrepeneurs and governments, in which he considers the job market, mobility and sustainability to be crucial issues.
Chair The Economic Board and mayor Municipality NijmegenHubert Bruls is chair of The Economic Board. As mayor of Nijmegen he has access to the political network in the region and in the Netherlands. Nijmegen is the 2018 European Green Capital which earns it attention from international and national business communities.
Chair of the executive board of Rijn IJsselIn his role as chair of the executive board of Rijn IJssel College, Ben Geerdink is committed to educating genuine professionals. He sees the social task of Rijn IJssel to educate students sustainably: to a position in today and tomorrow’s employment markets and for active participation in society.
Mayor of Municipality of RhedenCarol van Eert, mayor of the Municipality of Rheden, is also closely concerned with the Arnhem - Nijmegen regional administration. As vice-chairman, he works on the development of the regional economy.
Alderman Municipality of ArnhemJan van Dellen is alderman for Economic Affairs at the Municipality of Arnhem. He is also chair of the regional assembly of portfolio administrators who make agreements on regional economic development.
Mayor of the Municipality of Ede, Chair Triple Helix, Chair Foodvalley RegionRené Verhulst is mayor of the Municipality of Ede. Ede is part of the FoodValley Region, a first-class European region and international home base for companies and knowledge and research institutions focusing on sustainable and healthy food and heathy people.
Chair of the board of governors of Radboud UniversityDaniël Wigboldus is chair of the board of governors of Radboud University in Nijmegen. Wigboldus is closely involved with the development of and innovations in education. Radboud University offers various partnership opportunities for businesses, organisations and institutes.
CCO CCV GroupEnny van de Velden is the chairman and CCO of family business CCV Group. She has years of experience in branding, change management and experience marketing.
The Arnhem – Nijmegen region consists of eighteen municipalities working closely together on various spearheads, such as sustainability, the housing market, the economy and logistics. The region’s top sectors are Food, Health and Energy. The urban network Arnhem – Nijmegen is an economic powerhouse in the east of the Netherlands.