VP Philips Research
Royal Philips, Netherlands

Hans Hofstraat completed his thesis (Free University, Amsterdam) and post-doctoral work (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland) on low-temperature high-resolution luminescence spectroscopy. Subsequently he turned to marine environmental research, in the laboratory of the Dutch Public Works Department in Rijswijk, Netherlands. He then moved to industry, conducting research at Akzo Nobel Central Research in Arnhem, Netherlands. From 1998-2008 he was part-time professor in the Institute of Molecular Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam. In 1998 he was appointed Department Head at Philips Research, Eindhoven (Netherlands). In 2005 he became Sector Head Molecular Medicine in Philips Research Europe. Since 2007 he is responsible for Healthcare Strategic Partnerships in Philips Research worldwide, actively driving the Open Innovation approach to Philips’ Healthcare research programme. Since 2009 he is Innovation Manager and member of the Healthcare Programme Board within Philips Research, focusing on various innovation topics across and adjacent to the Philips Healthcare portfolio.

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