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European Innovation Council

Marjolein Helder

EIC Ambassador, Member of the EIC High-Level Group (2016 – 2018)

Marjolein Helder


Chief Executive Officer of Plant-e

She graduated with a PhD on electricity generation from living plants at the sub-department of Environmental Technology of Wageningen University in November 2012. Since then, she’s been working full-time as Plant-e’s CEO. With a PhD in environmental technology and a minor in entrepreneurship and management, she is well equipped to run a technology-based company. Her active engagement in several boards (a.o. alumni association KLV, Rugby Club Wageningen) combined with her positive attitude and energy has led to a vast network in the Netherlands and abroad.