We are an SME and offer services in bringing innovation to market through project development and execution. We also offer technical support to industrial installations especially where water plays a primary role.
Innovation: Our innovation approach is aimed at bringing together different organizations together to tackle global problems, as we strive to conserve our wonderful blue planet. Together with these organizations, we form a team that defines a common goal. We then acquire the necessary funding to achieve these goals. Our purpose is to aid in this complex process and ultimately manage the innovation project successfully. Bringing sustainable industrial innovations is a thrilling and satisfying experience.
Industrial installations: Reliable and efficient operation of industrial water reduces, among others, high operational costs, unexpected shutdowns and helps to ensure reliable plant operation.The expertise of BlueXPRT is aimed at the daily operation, integrity and performance of these water systems as well as related effects on the environment. We do so by reviewing, monitoring and evaluating impact on the operational processes and assessing the effects on the aquatic environment. The goal of BlueXPRT is to be an independent consultancy company in industrial water services encompassing primarily process water. BlueXPRT provides high-end consultancy services to loyal customers from the heavy industry as well as governmental authorities.
Meet the Team
Ludwin Daal. Founder and director of BlueXPRT bv. Ludwin has a chemical and environmental engineering background and worked within waste, biomass and water consultancy for over 15 years. He has over 10 years’ experience as R&D project manager. He has worked within the Process and Cooling water group within legacy KEMA (later DNV GL than SWECO) which provides services to heavy industry. His main tasks were R&D project management, water chemistry and business development. He is a successful project manager capable of bringing technologies to pre-commercial stages. This has earned him and his team several innovation nominations and his projects are considered success stories by the European Commission. He is often contracted by the European Commission to evaluate proposals and he has been appointed as technical expert in trials involving water chemistry. He is capable of processing large sums of complex information and pinpoint the key aspects. He is a passionate speaker and has spoken at different international conferences namely in Qatar, Australia, India, China, South Africa, within Europe, and the United States of America.
Jirka has a chemical engineering background and two master’s degrees, one in Innovative Textile Development, from Saxion University of Applied Sciences, and the second in Nanotechnology from the University of Twente. Her passion for sustainability has set the tone throughout her entire professional career. Her broad knowledge base provides her the ability to bridge disciplines and innovate. She has led multiple research and innovation projects where materials, creativity, and functionality merge together to give solution to pressing environmental challenges.
Jirka has been awarded multiple recognitions such as Mexico’s National Price of Youth in Science and Technology, McKinsey & Company Next Generation Women Leader, and the ASML Makers Award.
Jirka is currently pursuing her certification as an Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. At BlueXPRT she is currently undertaking different tasks to acquire new projects and collaborating within the communication and dissemination activities of LIFE CarbonGreen.
Dr. Matthias Bischoff. Matthias studied psychology and completed his doctorate in the field of neuroscience. His research was mainly in neuroscience with use of imaging techniques. He also ventured in the field of Basic Applied Computer Sciences and Mathematics. He worked as a researcher for 15 years and ten of those as a teacher and a project leader for a multitude of projects.
Currently, Matthias is also part of the R&D department of a start-up company. In BlueXPRT, he brings his experience from applying for many research projects and several EU projects.
He is used to working with representatives from different disciplines and bringing their contributions together. With his experience, he translates the perspectives of different technologies into the language of project application.
Dr. Açelya SEÇER. Açelya has a doctorate in chemistry with experience in analytical chemistry and gasifications processes. She works as an assistant professor in Çukurova University in Turkey where she is teaching the basics of analytical chemistry to undergraduate students. She also supervises master students while creating and managing her own research projects.
Her research area involves renewable energy technologies and waste management. She has been involved in several projects, related to biomass and coal gasification to date, and published more than 10 scientific research articles recognized in national and international platforms. Combining her research experience with her passion to build a more liveable world, Açelya currently strives to create and develop sustainable solutions with BlueXPRT.
Harsha Mysore Prabhakara. (Expected Doctorate (06/2022) from University of Twente, Netherlands). Harsha has carried out his PhD research in the field of biomass conversion to Bio-oil and Hydrogen. In this research, both knowledge of deoxygenation catalysts and CO2 sorbents were applied to produce a high-quality bio-oil and a CO2 free and H2 rich gas. Previously, he worked on characterizing and modelling the flow in a constructed wetland for wastewater treatment at the Helmholtz Centre of Environmental research, Leipzig, Germany.
Prior to this, he graduated with a bachelor of in mechanical engineering with his thesis titled” Vibrational analysis of a Tip shrouded Gas Turbine Blade” at the “Gas Turbine Research Establishment” India. Following his bachelor thesis, he worked as an Engineer in the manufacturing domain at Toyota industries in India for 2.5 years. Overall he can integrate multi-disciplinary skills in engineering sciences across various projects. At BlueXPRT he will be contributing towards multiple projects in the field of innovation and sustainability.
Andriyan Aleksandrov. Hailing from Bulgaria, Andriyan is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management at the University of Twente. He is passionate about big data analytics and its applications when it comes to sustainable innovation. His skills and competences stem not only from his educational background but also from his experience working as a Teaching Assistant in a variety subjects: Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Probability Theory and Statistics. In addition, he is an experienced presenter and an avid reader – qualities which enabled him to successfully complete an Honours Degree during his first two years of University studies. His main tasks at BlueXPRT revolve around developing a financial tool useful for evaluating the clean-up solutions as part of the EU funded In-No-Plastic project.
Elena Azor Uroz. Raised in Spain, Elena is an International Business student at Maastricht University. She is currently specializing in Emerging Markets and has strong interests in Sustainable Development and Innovation. Additionally, Elena has a keen interest in marketing and communication. These skills were developed after three years of experience managing her own clothing brand’s social media (http://www.silkyoficial.com/). These capabilities together with her passion for making a better world makes her now a BlueXPRT Intern. She is going to contribute to the LIFE CarbonGreen project with a focus on developing the dissemination and communication plan to a multitude of stakeholders and formulating its execution.
We are always looking forward to new colleagues to strengthen our team. Below an overview of our job postings:
Projectleider onderzoek en ontwikkeling (f/m)
Als onze nieuwe R&D-projectleider ondersteun je zelfstandig de uitvoering van innovatieprojecten. U bewaakt de projectresultaten en beheert de voortgang. Dit omvat interne en externe communicatie, het voorzitten van vergaderingen, notulen en opvolgen.
Voor jou is dit een geweldige kans om kennis te maken met de wereld van Europese innovatie en bij te dragen aan een beter wereld. Je kunt jouw eigen netwerk uitbreiden. Je maakt deel uit van een geweldige groep mensen die onze alledaagse uitdagingen aanpakt, zoals klimaatverandering tot aan het bestrijden van plastic afval in onze zeeën. Kun jij je voorstellen om samen met een multidisciplinair team deze uitdagingen aan te gaan……..
Studiegebied: Wetenschappelijk opleiding bijvoorbeeld: chemie, milieutechniek, natuurkunde, wiskunde.
- Locatie Hengelo, tegenover station (Nederland)
- Instapniveau Bij voorkeur 5+ jaar ervaring in projectmanagement (R/D)
- Startdatum Per direct
- Type Flextime of fulltime (> 50 %)
- Contract Tijdelijk, uitzicht op vast
HBO of academische achtergrond. Ervaring met wetenschappelijk onderzoek, subsidie voorstellen schrijven en praktisch veldwerk is een voordeel. Enkele jaren ervaring in een soortgelijke baan of functie zijn welkom, idealiter 5+ jaar ervaring.
Achtergrond bij huidige project(en):
Binnen BlueXPRT lopen er diverse projecten met verschillende zwaarte punten. Bijvoorbeeld zo pakken wij CO2 emissies aan van boten binnen het Green Marine project. Of een uitvinding op het recyclen van wind turbine composiet afval via Life CarbonGreen. Het verminderen van onze plastic afval in zeeen is ook een spannende thema binnen InNoPLastic. Of we focussen ons op een specifiek sector zoals de staal industrie waar wij de CO2 uitstoot willen verminderen – RecHycle.
Deze projecten richten zich op het creëren van innovatieve technologieën en sociaal aangewezen oplossingen bijvoorbeeld het gebruiken van een software app tot aan grootschalige demonstraties in de industrie.
Waarom wij / ons aanbod:
- Jong ondernemend bedrijf waar initiatief en verantwoordelijkheid gestimuleerd en beloond worden.
- Een stimulerende omgeving waarin je samenwerkt met Europa’s beste onderzoekers en bedrijven.
- Je financiële vergoeding is afhankelijk van opleidingsniveau en ervaringsjaren.
- Arbeidsovereenkomst kan variëren van flex-time (>50%) of full-time.
- Het contract is van tijdelijke aard met uitzicht op een vast contract.
- We werken gemiddeld 50% vanuit huis. Je ontvangt een reiskostenvergoeding en een thuiswerkvergoeding
- Ons bedrijf is een expat sponsor wat betekent dat iedereen buiten de Europese Unie kan solliciteren.
- Helpen en vervolgens zelfstandig de leiding nemen bij de uitvoering van het project.
- Projectresultaten bewaken en passende maatregelen nemen.
- Interne en externe communicatie, vergaderingen voorzitten, notuleren en opvolgen.
- Ontdekken, verwerken en begrijpen van pilot test resultaten, feedback geven en eigen ideeën.
- Deelnemen / assisteren bij lopende projecten en nieuwe subsidie voorstellen schrijven.
- Vrijheid om eigen creatieve duurzame ideeën te ontwikkelen met internationale medewerkers binnen projecten.
- Je herkent je in onze kernwaarden: duurzaamheid, creatief, pragmatisch, ondernemend en doorzettingsvermogen.
- Vloeiend in Nederlands en Engels; meertaligheid is welkom.
- Flexibiliteit en bereidheid tot aanpassing, af en toe reizen in Europa voor project meetings
- Goede schrijf- en presentatievaardigheden (Nederlands en Engels)
- Wij streven naar diversiteit en genderevenwicht. Bij gelijke ervaring en competenties gaat de voorkeur uit naar een vrouwelijke kandidaat.
Voor kandidaten met beperkte ervaring in EU of project management – coaching en training on the job wordt verzorgd door onze senior medewerkers.
Study level: Final year Bachelor or Master Student at a recognized Dutch Educational Institution.
Field of Study: Any technical study / Marketing and Communication
Length of Internship: 3 months or more (2021); financial compensation depends on level of education and year
Background on current project:
BlueXPRT is currently involved in several EU-funded projects and in preparation of several more. They range from innovative new materials, chemicals, technologies, software tools etc. in cooperation with leading multinationals who wish to make a sustainable contribution to society.
An example is the “In-No-Plastic” project, centred on creating tech-savvy and socially designated plastic clean-up strategies to gather nano, micro and macro plastics. The clean-ups are aimed at wonderful beaches and large industrial complexes. Furthermore, the aim is to ultimately investigate circular approaches to close the loop on plastic with a desirable business case.
For a project this vast in scale, ranging from the European Union to the Caribbean, BlueXPRT is designated with a multitude of responsibilities with tasks of various nature, always offering something new! With a consortium of 17 partners across multiple continents, maintaining communication flow and adhering to the project’s scope becomes a great challenge. For you, this will be a great opportunity to be introduced to the world of European innovation, contribute towards the movement towards sustainability, broaden your own network and be part of tackling the global problems of today.
Your role – depending on your background:
Any technical background:
- Support in the application process of a large international consortium
- Looking up and summarizing current state-of-the-art solutions and helping formulate the advantages of our proposed solution(s)
- Discovering, processing and project-based marketing needs from the entire organization with your own ideas and initiatives;
- Participate / assist in current projects and new EC proposals;
- Creating and Collecting content for Social Media:
- Measure content creation for periodic posts and results;
- Media communication: collecting content for press releases (photos and text) and developing a press release;
- Internal communication: conducting interviews and writing articles;
- Freedom to develop your own communication strategies and creative strategies with international collaborators within projects.
- Fluency in English (C1 level minimum); multilingual is welcomed
- Flexible and willingness to adapt
- Good writing and presentation skills
- For the marketing role: Experience in application of online marketing tools and communication strategies
- For the technical role: experience in lab/field/bench testing is welcomed
Please send your CV and Motivation Letter to the address below with the subject heading “Internship-BX”. If you have any queries, send them to the same address below with the subject heading “Internship-Queries”.