Gerard has a PhD in geochemistry. Over the past 12 years, at KWR he grew into an experienced Project Manager and Team Leader of the Innovation & Valorisation team. Our team plays a central role in realising innovations and creating social and economic value from knowledge developed by KWR together with collaborative partners. As a Team Leader, he leads a team of professionals and experts in charge of structuring the KWR’s national and international research programmes and networks. The parties involved include Joint Research Programme, DPWE and TKI Water Technology, and the international activities of KWR, including Watershare(r). As Project Coordinator and Project Manager, he is involved in international collaborative projects carried out in e.g. the European Committee’s Horizon2020 programme and he promotes collaboration between international research organisations, knowledge providers and end users.