ENTHUSIAST, PRAGMATIC AND ENERGETIC BUSINESS ECONOMIST, CO-FOUNDERS OF BIOMIMICRYNL
Annette is best described as an enthusiast, pragmatic and energetic business economist (by training) with a long preference for sustainability projects; Whilst running the Dutch Materia Inspiration Centre, she invited Janine Benyus to be the keynote speaker at the first biomimicry conference in The Netherlands in 2009. Since then, she has become part of the biomimicry rollercoaster and is one of the co-founders of biomimicryNL, a non-profit organisation aimed at supporting the development of a real sustainable world using biomimicry as a vision on business and design methodology. Meanwhile biomimicryNL is working for several (international) clients and also some well-known research and educational institutes. Annette works on several innovation projects involving smart materials and the circular economy, and offers consultancy on sustainability using biomimicry as a management and design methodology.