Jeroen Wouters, PhD, is Director International at the food innovation cluster Food Valley NL (www.foodvalley.nl). In this role Jeroen provides guidance and support to stimulate innovation and cooperation in food and nutrition. Jeroen joined the team of Food Valley NL in 2014.
Jeroen is active in food innovation management for his entire career. He is a food technologist by training and obtained his PhD in food microbiology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. In 2002, he joined NIZO food research where he has held management positions in the areas of food fermentation, food safety, flavour, health and nutrition. Since 2012 Jeroen is Innovation Manager Sports & Nutrition, located at the national Sportscentre Papendal, the Olympic training facilities in the Netherlands (http://www.sportcentrumpapendal.nl/innovatie). In this role Jeroen coordinates, stimulates and facilitates innovation in the field of sports and nutrition. As a part of the activities he is chairman of Eat2Move, the hub for innovation in sports and nutrition (www.eat2move.nl). Jeroen has (co-) authored over 40 scientific publications.