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Jaap Schut PhD

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CEO and Founder

Innovation Consultant


Textiles Complex NA

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▪︎Experienced consultant, venture partner, innovator, adjunct professor, speaker, and materials scientist.
▪︎PhD +21 years experience: 8 years consultancy, 8 years industry, 5 years R&D, 2 patents, 13 publications, large international network (industry and academia), multilingual, lived in 4 countries, traveled to 6 continents.
▪︎Passionate about: A better world for all | Innovation| Education | Business and Technology | Valorization | Monetization | People, Partnerships, and Networking | Materials and Chemistry | Polymer Science | Marketing | Data Analysis, Synthesis, and Visualization | Healthcare | Sustainability | Equity | Family | Community | The Outdoors | Food and Cooking | Languages and Cultures | Continuous Self Growth


PhD Polymeric Materials and Composites National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Lyon, France - Prof. J.F. Gerard 2003

MSc Polymer Chemistry University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands - Prof. A.J. Pennings 1997

Area(s) of Expertise

▪︎International business consultancy, strategic marketing, innovation management, B2B new business and product development (NBD, NPD), strategy, partnerships, project management, team leadership (of global, virtual, multidisciplinary, cross-cultural projects), lecturing/public speaking, (proposal) writing and editing, data analysis and visualization, strategic roadmapping, building business cases, market and technology research, competitive intelligence, business modeling, ideation/fuzzy front end, polymeric materials research.
▪︎Digital platforms: MS Office, Slack, Teams, Zoom, Webex, Google suite, Windows 365.
▪︎Speaks 5 languages (Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish), well traveled, large global network.
▪︎Self-starter, fast learner, humor, integrity, trust, tenacity, curiosity, compassion, creativity, analytical, impact.

▪︎Technology and markets: materials science of polymers, plastics, and specialty chemicals (biobased and biodegradable, thermoplastics and thermosets, fibers and composites, bulk and engineering plastics, additives, monomers), chemical industry, plastics waste and recycling, sustainability, circular economy, paints and coatings, textiles and nonwovens, functional films (multilayer, barrier, smart), functionalized polyolefins, packaging, healthcare, oil and gas.