Since our start in 1994, Uniresearch has become a successful and independent grants and 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 project management and coordination.
Together with our employees who have their own specialties, network and expertise, and our partners, we provide the best possible service.

Team

Eric Feenstra

Director CEO
Eric is -together with Mr. Jaap Struijk- the founder of Uniresearch. Eric is the CEO of the company.

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Jaap Struijk

Director CTO

Jaap founded Uniresearch in 1994. He now holds the position of director/CTO and is active in setting-up and managing innovation projects, business development and fund-raising, especially for SMEs and high-tech ventures. In grant projects, he acts as General Assembly member and carries the overall responsibility for preparing the exploitation plan. Before founding Uniresearch, Jaap worked for two years as associate professor at the Delft University of Technology and he has a PhD in chemical engineering & catalysis.

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Cor van der Zweep

Director COO - Senior Grant Consultant

Within Uniresearch Cor is in charge as COO. Next to this, Cor acts as senior consultant creating, defining and managing research and innovation projects for international leading originations and consortia in the fields of mobility, maritime innovations and energy transition.
Cor has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Technical University of Twente) and is employed at Uniresearch since 2006. Before joining Uniresearch, he held a research position in active and passive road safety at TNO Automotive.

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Anna Molinari

Senior Grant Consultant

Anna has a PhD in physics from the Delft University of Technology. Anna is senior consultant for Uniresearch since 2010 and has ample experience in managing H2020 projects and the preparation of project proposals. Her project responsibilities include day-to-day project management and coordination of dissemination activities. 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 Master of Arts degree in European Studies. Kathrin, who has lived and worked in six European countries, has over 10 years’ work experience in European grant schemes, grant applications as well as in project management. Next to that, she is experienced in organising events and conferences. Until April 2014, Kathrin was the Energy National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 in the Netherlands. She has also worked for the built environment department of Ecofys as a project manager and for the European Renewable Energy Council in Brussels.

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Maaike van der Kamp - Van Roosmalen

Senior Grant Consultant

Maaike holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology. After her PhD, she has worked for fifteen years at the FeyeCon group where she worked as 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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Anish Patil

Senior Grant Consultant

Anish is an experienced business development manager with an MBA and a PhD in technology, policy and management. He has around 6 years of industrial experience in business analysis, planning and developing new business opportunities in the energy and chemical industry and around 7 years of experience in stakeholder and quantitative analysis, organizing workshops and giving trainings in the field of energy transitions at technical university level. His work at Uniresearch entails managing European grant applications.

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Annemarie Mahieu

Grant Consultant

Annemarie joined Uniresearch in 2008 with a background in logistics and communication. Annemarie is an experienced project manager and has managed many European projects (in the subsequent programs from FP5 up to H2020). Next to being a project manager, she also acts as operational coordinator. Furthermore, she has experience in organising events and conferences.

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Arjo Roersch van der Hoogte

Grant Consultant

Arjo joined Uniresearch in 2019 as consultant and project manager. His project management responsibilities include day-to-day project management and coordination of dissemination activities. Arjo has experience in business and innovation history, and project management. He has a PhD in history of science from the Utrecht University.

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Frank Versluis

Grant Consultant

Frank holds a PhD in the chemical sciences from Leiden University. He subsequently pursued postdoctoral studies at the Wageningen University & Research Center and TU Delft. While in Delft, Frank obtained an NWO Veni grant (250k). Enjoying the experience of grant writing very much, he switched careers to join Uniresearch as a grant consultant in January 2018.

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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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Willem van Dorp

Grant Consultant

Willem is a specialist in technology, with a BSc in chemical technology, MSc in materials science and a PhD in applied physics. Willem has over 10 years research experience in nanotechnology, microscopy and materials science. In 2010 Willem obtained an NOW Veni grant (250k). Willem has extensive international experience and has participated in various European and transatlantic projects. Willem is consultant at Uniresearch since 2016 and responsible for grant application writing (H2020, Eurostar, national grants: SDS+, WOZ, WBSO, and many others). And Willem is experienced in day-to-day grant management and exploitation strategies.

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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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Ida Struijk

Accountancy

Ida is responsible for the financial administration of Uniresearch.

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Irene Lamme

Project Support

Irene has a BA degree in European Studies. She joined Uniresearch in January 2019 and is involved in project management assistance, online progress monitoring , website setup and maintenance, and other communications support. After graduating in 2017, she took a year off to travel and gained work experience in the evaluation of travel destinations in terms of sustainability and animal welfare.

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Jacqueline Heintz

Project Support

Jacqueline joined Uniresearch in December 2007 and has extensive experience in project management assistance, online progress monitoring, website setup and maintenance, and other communications support. Before joining Uniresearch, she was running her own shop and worked as management assistant for international companies like Fugro and Shell.

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Mette Blom

Project Support

Mette has a BA degree in European Studies and is currently studying for her master’s degree in public administration. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in 2016, she worked at Accenture in Prague as HR specialist for Unilever. She joined Uniresearch in August 2017. Mette is involved in project management assistance, online progress monitoring, website setup and maintenance, dissemination and other communications support.

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Roos Leupen

Project Support

Roos has a degree in International Media and Entertainment Management. After graduating in 2018, she worked as a junior video producer for multiple creative agencies. Here she developed her skills for project planning, organizing and working efficiently with teams. She joined Uniresearch in July 2019. Roos is involved in project management assistance, online progress monitoring, website setup and maintenance, and other communications support.

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Wieteke van Balen

Project Support

Wieteke has degrees in Industrial Product Design and Business Management. After her graduation, she worked as a first mate on sea sailing vessels for a couple of years. She also worked as an assistant at different technical wholesalers. She joined Uniresearch in October 2013. Wieteke has ample experience in project management assistance, online progress monitoring, website setup and maintenance, and other communications support.

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