Josefien is a 23-year-old enthusiastic and ambitious change maker who is determined to improve the world, by enterprising and innovation, when it comes to sustainability and social equality. She has a passion for technology, yet, she is primarily interested in innovative technology that contributes to a better world. She believes that technology can only generate value for a society with the help of enterprising and innovation, for which an interdisciplinary approach is needed, that integrates the technology, systems engineering and management aspects, to bring innovations to life.
Josefien is currently doing her Master in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management (SEPAM) at the TU Delft, which enables her to operate at the intersection of technology, organisation and governance. She is also extremely entrepreneurial: together with her sister, Josefien found YogaChicks that sold yoga leggings made from recycled plastic bottles.
In August 2017, Josefien found Qlayers with her two co-founders, Amber and Ruben. Qlayers is a young, passionate startup that develops a new revolutionary coating head that can apply functional coatings on large surfaces. At this moment, Qlayers is the only one that can print functional microstructures worldwide.