Veerle Bastiaanssen is a consultant at Technopolis Group, based at the Amsterdam office. She is mainly involved in projects on Green Economy and Life Sciences and Health. Veerle has an affinity for policy research, and a background in both qualitive and quantitative research methods, such as stakeholder interviews, desk research, literature study, stakeholder analysis, data-analysis and workshops.
Veerle has been involved a large variety of projects at the EU, national and regional level. Currently she is the assistant project leader on a study for the Province of South Holland on the innovation ecosystems surrounding the bioeconomy in the province. She is also working on an end-of-grant evaluation for the Medicine’s Patent Pool for Unitaid, for this project she is leading the desk review and is heavily involved in interviews, analysis and reporting as well. In the past, she has also been involved in several studies on the European level such as the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre, a study supporting the EU Orphan legislation for the European Commission and the ex-ante Impact Assessment of the Institutionalized Partnerships for DG RTD.
Veerle holds a Master’s degree in Governance and Management of Complex Systems at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She interned at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, where she was a part of the team that designed the governance of the Dutch Energy Transition. Her master thesis was focused on governmental collaboration to replace fossil fuels in the heating of existing houses. Veerle has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Organizational Sciences from Utrecht University with a minor in Journalism. Veerle is fluent in both English and Dutch.