As the coordinator of the Center of Entrepreneurship (CoE) at StartLife and Wageninegn UR, Gitte is responsible for the valorization and utilization of scientific research through prototyping and creation of start-up companies. The CoE focuses on scouting, idea developement and proposition development in workshops series and development programs. Workshops and coaching are offered from student to scientist level and on knowledge valorisation at a high Technology Readiness Level. StartLife focuses on agro, food and environment and has assisted more than 120 companies in starting up.
Gitte has more than 20 years of experience working at Wageningen UR and as a consultant, coordinating the entrepreneurship education and start-up activities within the Food Valley region.