Jaap has over 8 years of professional experience in research, global marketing management, project management and new business development in MedTech. Prior to joining Utrecht Holdings, Jaap’s experience includes managing & defining roadmap and innovation funnels, and driving M&A and alliance opportunities for the €1.3B Image Guided Therapy lab systems business of Philips Healthcare. Most recently, Jaap served as Director of Business Development and MT member of one of the corporate ventures in Philips Healthcare, focusing on a disruptive smart in-body device technology. Through Cobalt Venture Consulting, Jaap has supported several MedTech ventures in defining their value proposition, and R&D and financing strategy. Jaap earned an M.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology.