Jan Jonker

Program Manager Smart Grids
0031 26 384 42 22

Jan Jonker works as senior project manager for Development Agency East Netherlands Oost NV. He studied economic geography at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and has a broad experience on regional development and innovation (management). He is the founder and former managing director of Health Valley, a network organization that supports healthcare innovation. Within Oost NV Jan has covered several themes, such as ICT infrastructure and exchanges, technology startup support, medical technology/life sciences and more recently cleantech and smart grids. Jan is now program manager for the recently started Smart Grid Alliance in East Netherlands, which connects SME’s, net companies, industry and projects within the field of Smart Grids. In order to enhance investments and bring innovations in smart grids closer to market introduction. He is the Dutch contact person for companies interested in the GREAT voucher scheme.

Frank Eetgerink

drs. F.P. Eetgerink
senior project manager
Development & Innovations
0031 26 384 42 22

Frank Eetgerink is senior project manager at the East Netherlands Development Agency – Oost NV, working in the field of sustainable energy, especially smart grids, regional branding, multiparty collaboration processes and regional development. He is member of the global network of practitioners in clustering and regional competitiveness, the TCI Network ( ). Currently he is also working on Metropolitan Food Clusters, innovation in sustainable agro production, and the World Food Center, an experience center on food.

Hermien Christy-Knorth
+31 26 384 42 22

Hermien Christy-Knorth works as a Communication manager for East Netherlands Development Agency NV – in short Oost NV. She supports several European and Regional projects. Within the GREAT-project she will arrange several publicity-actions which are needed to inform the target groups in the right way on the right time with the GREAT-means. With questions about the workshops for Dutch-companies who are interested in GREAT and its advantages, you can contact her for more information.