Gerrit Jan Schaeffer
Dr. ir. Gerrit Jan Schaeffer (1966) got his education in Business Studies, Applied Physics and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. After a career at the Energy research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) as a scientist and research manager he moved to the Flemish Institute for Technology Research (VITO) as Director Energy. In 2016 he became an entrepreneur as CEO at Dutch Solar Energy in the Netherlands. Since 1 June 2021 he got the position as General Manager of EnergyVille, the main sustainable energy research institute in Flanders, Belgium.