Since its start in 1994, Uniresearch has become a successful and independent grants & innovation consultancy firm specialised in national and European grants in the field of innovation, research and technological development. With a diverse portfolio of clients across Europe we advise on grant opportunities, prepare and submit grant applications and take care of the administrative process. Our services range from grant consultancy, grant coordination to projectmanagement and dissemination activities.

Team

Cor van der Zweep

Director / Senior Grant Consultant
Cor has a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering (Technical University of Twente). He is responsible as senior project manager for the project management and administration of research and innovation projects, among them several EU funded project (FP6 and FP7). Since 2006 he is employed at Uniresearch as senior project manager. Formally employed (2000 to 2006), at TNO Automotive, responsible as researcher and project manager for several (inter)national automotive research projects in the area of active and passive safety. Project responsibility: day-to-day project management, dissemination activities and exploitation plans.
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Maaike van der Kamp - Van Roosmalen

Director / Senior Grant Consultant

Maaike holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Delft University of technology. After her Ph.D., she has worked for fifteen years at the FeyeCon group where she was project manager, team manager, QA Manager and COO (Chief Operations Officer) in the Netherlands as well as in France. She has prepared and managed various national and European projects (FP7, H2020). Since 2019 she is senior consultant and project manager at Uniresearch.


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Jaap Struijk

Advisor

Jaap worked for two years as associate professor at the Delft University of Technology after his PhD in Chemical Engineering & Catalysis. In 1994 he founded Uniresearch in which he now holds the position of director/CTO. He is active in set-up and managing innovation projects, business development and fund-raising, especially for SMEs and high-tech ventures. Project responsibility: GA member and overall responsibility for the preparative exploitation plan. Jaap is advisor for quality assurance and excellence.


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Eric Feenstra

Advisor

Eric is co-founder of Uniresearch and has been responsible for general management since 1997 in his capacity as CEO. From 2022, Eric will no longer be in charge of the day-to-day management of the company, but will advise the management on strategic issues, quality assurance and financial-legal matters. He also invests in tech start-ups and makes this experience available to Uniresearch colleagues and clients in the design and management of innovation projects for impact.


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Anna Molinari

Senior Grant Consultant

Anna has a PhD in Physics from the Delft University of Technology. Anna is senior grant consultant at Uniresearch since 2010 and has ample experience in managing framework program/H2020 projects. Anna is the liaison between Uniresearch and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the coordinator of the FCH-JU funded project Fit4Amanda, among others. Anna is Italian native speaker and fluent in English. Her proposal writing expertise is very extensive, having handled 30+ winning applications, mainly on topics such as hydrogen and photovoltaics. She has a background in experimental and theoretical research on molecular electronics, field effect transistors and organic semiconductors.


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Kathrin Metselaar

Senior Grant Consultant

Kathrin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences from the University of Birmingham, UK, and a Master of Arts degree (MA) in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kathrin, who has lived and worked in six European countries, has 20 years’ work experience in European grant schemes (in particular FP5, 6 and 7 Energy/Horizon Europe), project management an is an experienced senior grant consultant since 2014 at Uniresearch. As such she gained extensive experience in the development of high-tech concepts, R&D proposals and business development. Kathrin is German native speaker and fluent in English communication. Next to that she is experienced in facilitating the exploitation of results, in disseminating results to target audiences, and in organising events and conferences. She currently focusses on several grant applications in the area of sustainable transport, including batteries and clean fuels.


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Willem van Dorp

Senior Grant Consultant

Willem is a specialist in technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical technology, Master of Science degree in materials science and a PhD in applied physics. He has over 10 years research experience in materials science, nanotechnology, surface chemistry and microscopy, and has authored 40+ peer reviewed publications, 4 of which with a Nobel prize winner. Willem is senior consultant at Uniresearch since 2016 and responsible for writing grant applications (Horizon Europe, Eurostar and national grants), day-to-day grant management and writing papers. In 2010 Willem obtained an NWO Veni grant (250k), has extensive international experience and has participated in various European and transatlantic projects.


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Alessandra Lucini Paioni

Grant Consultant

Alessandra holds a MSc in Physics from the University of Pavia, Italy, and a PhD in applied physics from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She conducted experimental and theoretical research studying complex molecular systems in life and materials science and gained extensive experience in (successful) multidisciplinary collaborations and international projects. Alessandra is Italian native speaker and fluent in English. She joined Uniresearch in 2021 as Grant consultant and project manager. She has experience with several Horizon project proposals where her responsibilities include R&D proposal development, proposal writing for European grant schemes, and day-to-day project management. Moreover, she is responsible for the projects’ exploitation and dissemination activities, where she promotes the implementation of Open Science practises. She is currently coordinating several European projects in the next generation battery and clean fuels sectors.


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Annemarie Mahieu

Grant Consultant

Annemarie has a background in logistics and communication. From 1998 – 2008 she was employed at TNO. After that she joined Uniresearch as a project manager. She is highly experienced in European project management dating back to the Framework 5, now managing H2020/Horizon Europe projects as well as CEF projects. Annemarie is an experienced project manager and operational coordinator. Furthermore, she has experience in organising events with 50+ participants, interactive workshops and conferences, both hybrid as on location or fully online. For 5 years she was responsible for the secretariat of the CIVITAS initiative and was responsible for 5 international Forums held.


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Arjo Roersch van der Hoogte

Grant Consultant

Arjo has a PhD in history of science from the Utrecht University. He has experience in business and innovation history and project management.  He joined Uniresearch in January 2019 as grant consultant and project manager. Arjo has experience in managing H2020 and Horizon Europe projects and has coordinated several Horizon project proposals, both in the field of battery and mobility topics.  As project manager, Arjo is involved in three Horizon projects and his responsibilities include Grant proposal day-to-day management and coordination of dissemination activities. He coordinated several battery topic proposals.


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Ernst Verschragen

Grant Consultant

Ernst Verschragen graduated in 2004 as an Aerospace Engineer at the Technical University in Delft, The Netherlands. After working for TNO, as a traffic safety researcher and project leader, he joined Uniresearch in 2008 as a project manager. He currently focusses on managing European 7th Framework and H2020 projects within the fields of sustainable mobility, logistics and traffic safety.


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Eva Bøgelund

Grant Consultant

Eva has a PhD in astrophysics, Leiden University. She has experience in international research collaboration and coordination of bachelor research projects. Since 2019 she is consultant and project manager for Uniresearch. Project responsibility: day-to-day project management and coordination of dissemination activities.


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Maarten Weide

Grant Consultant

Maarten has a Master’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University of Technology. Maarten is an experienced project manager with over 10 years’ experience in project management. He has managed many European projects, mainly on the topics Energy and NMP (Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies). Before joining Uniresearch in 2009, he worked at TNO.

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Michiel Muller

Grant Consultant

Michiel has a Master’s degree in Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Policy and Management, both from Delft University of Technology. He has worked as a consultant at TNO (Mobility and Logistics Department) and has also worked for the European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA). In addition, he has set up and run a company in Internet-of-Things. In all roles he has worked on project proposals for various European and Dutch programmes.


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Piter Miedema

Grant Consultant

Piter holds a Master of Science degree in chemistry & Physics: Nanomaterials Science and obtained a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 2012. After his studies Piter gained working experience as a (senior) scientist at several (fundamental) research institutes in Germany, while covering a variety of fundamental and applied research topics and projects on material science and catalysis, before he started as a grant consultant at Uniresearch B.V. in 2021. He is responsible for grant application writing for both European and national projects in the area of hydrogen for aviation, efuels and hydrogen production. Piter is a Dutch native speaker and fluent in English and partially fluent in German.


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Anje Middelbos

Junior Grant Consultant

Anje has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Leiden University. During and after her studies, she gained substantial work-experience in project assistance, project management and the execution of administrative tasks at various public and private organisations. She joined Uniresearch in 2021 as junior consultant. Anje has worked on various Horizon Europe proposals, supporting the writing process (of the non-technical chapters), the budget allocations and justifications, and coordinating the overall administrative processes. Next to this, she is also involved in various H2020 and Horizon Europe projects, focusing on project management support, and dissemination and communication strategy and implementation. The topics of the proposals and projects Anje is involved in are mostly related to clean energy and sustainable transport.


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Irene Aldersma

Junior Grant Consultant

Irene is the first contact point for our national clients; she sets up collaborations for these clients and coordinates the execution of their projects and / or grant applications. Irene graduated in European Studies with a focus on International Communication Management. The five following years she gained work experience when working in process development and project assistance at technical, logistic and maritime companies. She joined Uniresearch in April 2017.

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Irene Lamme

Junior Grant Consultant

Irene has a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies. After graduating in 2017, she took a year off to travel and gain work experience in the evaluation of destinations in terms of sustainability and animal welfare. She joined Uniresearch in January 2019 as junior consultant. Irene is involved in project management assistance, online progress monitoring, website setup and maintenance and dissemination and communication support. Irene has extensive experience with the portals and tools to be used for EC funding applications and the management thereof (EC’s funding and tender portal, participant portal, ecas,..). Irene is Dutch native speaker and fluent in English and German.


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Wieteke van Balen

Office Manager

Wieteke joined Uniresearch in 2013. Wieteke is involved in project assistance for EC-funded projects, she is handling the company-invoicing and taking care of all that is related to the office. Her main goal is to assist in such a way that partners AND colleagues can focus on their activities and don’t need to worry about other (administrative) tasks. She loves to organise meetings and to assist in the technical and financial reporting for the projects, in which the contacts with all project partners with different backgrounds and cultures makes the work the most fun for her.


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Ida Struijk

Accountancy

Ida is responsible for the financial administration of Uniresearch.


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